http://listverse.com/2014/07/18/10-bible-verses-that-are-always-misunderstood/ These kind of things have interested me for a long time. As a non-religious person, it has always seemed odd for me, looking from the outside, that people would follow a religion and make it a large part of their life, but not want to know as much as possible about the roots of the teachings. When I was in college, I had several friends who were religious studies or theology majors, and they each learned Hebrew, and pointed out that if you read the bible in that language as opposed to English, you can take a very different sense of the meaning in many places. Its also been pointed out many times that along with accidental mistranslation or instances where there simply wasn't an equilivant word, those who translated would sometimes alter the ext to further their own agendas or preconceptions. And then you have all of the things that aren't in the bible at all, and were invented by people in the last 500 years or so, but are believed and even taught in churches all the time. For those of you who do believe, what do you think of this? Does it matter to you? Many I talk to take the path that whatever their individual church teaches them is what they believe, regardless of what they may learn elsewhere, which seems so strange to me.