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    When it comes to reading comprehension, what is the world's most important writing that needs to be comprehended ?

    Whose writing do you think is the most crucial that something of it, if not all of it, is crucial to be grasped through reading comprehension?


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    Any thoughtful and serious consideration is welcomed.
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    In the matter of human reading comprehension what writing on earth do you think is the MOST important to be read and comprehended ?

    I say the Holy Bible.
    I say its translation into so many languages is evidence of its importance.

    What do you think is the most important writing in human language which should be properly comprehended. Many writings are important. Which do you think is the most important to reading comprehension ?

    US Constitution ?

    Tolstoy's "War and Peace" ?

    "How to Win Friends and Influence People" ?

    Quran ?

    The Principia of Isaac Newton ?

    "A Brief History of Time" by Steven Hawking ?

    The Vedas ?

    The Torah ?

    The Communist Manifesto ?

    "The Conscience of a Conservative " ?

    Plato's "The Republic" ?
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    Originally posted by sonship
    When it comes to [b] reading comprehension, what is the world's most important writing that needs to be comprehended ?

    Whose writing do you think is the most crucial that something of it, if not all of it, is crucial to be grasped through reading comprehension?


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    Any thoughtful and serious consideration is welcomed.[/b]
    I say the writings of Watchman Nee?
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    Originally posted by sonship
    In the matter of human [b]reading comprehension what writing on earth do you think is the MOST important to be read and comprehended ?

    I say the Holy Bible.
    I say its translation into so many languages is evidence of its importance.

    What do you think is the most important writing in human language which should be prope ...[text shortened]... ng ?


    The Vedas ?

    The Torah ?

    The Communist Manifesto ?

    Plato's "The Republic" ?[/b]
    The Holy Bible? I would say that your ability to understand it is severely limited.
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    Originally posted by Rajk999
    I say the writings of Watchman Nee?
    I would not vote for Watchman Nee as the most important writing.

    Nice try.
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    Originally posted by Rajk999
    The Holy Bible? I would say that your ability to understand it is severely limited.
    The question is not about my ability.
    The question is about the most important writing.

    Thanks for an answer. You agree with me - the Holy Bible.

    No, this is NOT a thread about debating OSAS.

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    Originally posted by sonship (OP)
    When it comes to [b] reading comprehension, what is the world's most important writing that needs to be comprehended ?

    Whose writing do you think is the most crucial that something of it, if not all of it, is crucial to be grasped through reading comprehension?


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    Any thoughtful and serious consideration is welcomed.[/b]
    The 66 Books of The Word of God.
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    Originally posted by Grampy Bobby
    The 66 Books of The Word of God.
    Thanks,
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    Originally posted by sonship
    What is the world's most important writing that needs to be comprehended ?
    There is no such thing. And even if some people DO believe there is such a thing as "the world's most important writing", it's just a subjective selection. It's like asking, What is the world's most important piece of music? Or what is the world's most important painting? What is the world's most important poem? Or what is the world's most important TV series? Or what is the world's most important short animation? What is the world's most important dance? Or what is the world's most important historical event? What is the world's most important sport? And so on. Whatever the answers to any of these are, it will never be something selected objectively.
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    Originally posted by FMF
    There is no such thing. And even if some people DO believe there is such a thing as "the world's most important writing",
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    That is a pretty drastic stance simply to avoid giving an opinion about what you might consider the most important writing.

    You mean you have absolutely no opinion on a most important writing ?


    it's just a subjective selection.

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    I expect a "subjective selection". A "subjective selection" may very well be substantially valid too.

    IMO - the Bible.
    How's that ?


    It's like asking, What is the world's most important piece of music?

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    People have every right to suggest one.
    And I can ask which writing is considered by each poster the most important to comprehend through reading.


    Or what is the world's most important painting?

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    They can give an opinion about that as well.
    They can qualify their vote by saying "Well I think one of the most important .... is _____".

    It sounds like you may just want to avoid ranking of any kind. Why ?


    What is the world's most important poem?

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    One can give personal opinion on that as well.

    I think the book of Job is the greatest poetry ever written.
    But I don't know all poetry by far.
    I have the right to a vote.

    And I and anyone else has a right to a candidate of favorites on the most important writings to read and comprehend.

    Whatever the answers to any of these are, it will never be something selected objectively.
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    But your statement above here, is of course an objective truth ?
    Its is again a self defeating concept.

    In fact it appears that you are suggesting that your written sentence above takes on the greatest importance in reading comprehension.

    All readers must comprehend that -

    Whatever the answers to any of these are, it will never be something selected objectively.


    This is self referentially incoherent like - " No one can write an English sentence of more than four words."
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    01 Jun '16 19:00
    Originally posted by sonship
    When it comes to [b] reading comprehension, what is the world's most important writing that needs to be comprehended ?

    Whose writing do you think is the most crucial that something of it, if not all of it, is crucial to be grasped through reading comprehension?


    Serious replies ?
    Wisecracks, lampoons, smart aleck answers and comedian jokes not needed.

    Any thoughtful and serious consideration is welcomed.[/b]
    The Bible has the highest number of tranlations

    and has had the widest distribution over the

    centuries.

    It must have an enduring value for a large number of people.

    To really comprehend the depth of meaning found in the Bible

    a person does well to read it without any preconceived ideas

    such as what churches teach.
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    Originally posted by sonship
    In fact it appears that you are suggesting that your written sentence above takes on the greatest importance in reading comprehension.
    Wut?
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    Originally posted by FMF
    Wut?
    I said -

    In fact it appears that you are suggesting that your written sentence above takes on the greatest importance in reading comprehension.



    FMF -

    Whatever the answers to any of these are, it will never be something selected objectively.
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    01 Jun '16 19:10
    Originally posted by sonship
    It sounds like you may just want to avoid ranking of any kind. Why ?
    Because I don't think there is such a thing as "the world's most important writing". So how can I possibly "rank" anything as such?
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    Originally posted by sonship
    In fact it appears that you are suggesting that your written sentence above takes on the greatest importance in reading comprehension.
    I am not suggesting that my sentence is "the world's most important writing". What are you on about?
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