It is almost impossible to have a reasonable discussion about religion or God with someone who believes that his or her sacred book is factual. He or she relates everything from the perspective of the ancient book. Many times fact and reason become secondary to the truth in their sacred book. Ironically, these religious people often attempt to prove their views by the process of rational reasoning. The only problem is that they begin and end with the premise that the contents of their sacred book are fact.
In the Tip of the Writing Brush is the following:
Though I have gathered many and varied followers,
those that are like a distorted mirror will not do. 3-50
The distorted mirror does not reflect the true image of oneself. It is like the mind that does not see the true world. Sometimes religion becomes dangerous because the distorted mirrors may actually be the sacred books.