Difficulties of interpretation

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Philosophy (Religious Experience) Mind Map on Difficulties of interpretation, created by joe_lamy on 04/11/2013.
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Difficulties of interpretation
1 Religious experiences tend to be described in terms of people's prior religious faith
2 Counter Argument
2.1 Possible to argue that all our experiences are interpretations
2.2 We describe everything in our way
2.3 It could be argued that a pluralistic interpretation is possible
2.4 Experiences in different faiths might be genuine experiences of an ultimate reality or God
2.4.1 These ideas are then expressed through the beliefs of a particular faith
3 For example, a Catholic may interpret their experience as caused by the Virgin Mary
3.1 A Hindu is unlikely to give this explanation
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