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translate

convert

interpret

transform

to change the form, condition, nature, of

to turn from one language into another

to explain in terms that can be more easily understood

"Words by nature of their abstraction are inexact, a degree removed from the particular objects, processes, and feelings to which they refer, leaving us therefore to infer what the other person really meant, and opening the way for misunderstanding. " - Charles Eisenstein

Translation from one language to another is the action of interpretation of the meaning of a text, and subsequent production of an equivalent text that attempts to communicate the same message as the original language.

Translation must take into account constraints that include context, the rules of grammar of the two languages, writing conventions, idioms and slang.

Many times idioms and slang, especially that used by social sub-cultures such as hippies, goths, punks, preppies, hoods, gang-bangers, etcetera is misinterpreted.

Technical terms may be misinterpreted as well if the translator is not versed in the technical jargon of the profession.

A common misconception is that there exists a simple word-for-word correspondence between any two languages, and that translation is a straightforward mechanical process.

A word-for-word translation does not take into account context, grammar, conventions, idioms and slang therefore translators, in the course of their work, have shaped the very languages into which they have translated.

Translators, acting as bridges for conveying knowledge and ideas between cultures and civilizations, have not always accurately interpret the text.

Fidelity pertains to the extent to which a translation accurately renders the meaning of the source text, without adding to or subtracting from it, without intensifying or weakening any part of the meaning, and otherwise without distorting it.

Transparency pertains to the extent to which a translation appears to a native speaker of the target language to have originally been written in that language, and conforms to the language's grammatical, syntactic and idiomatic conventions.

Current Western academic translation practices claim to incorporate the concepts of "fidelity" and "transparency" foremost but translators do step beyond the bounds of translation proper into the realm of adaptation, with or without conscious effort.
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This website defines a new perspective with which to engage reality to which its author adheres. The author feels that the falsification of reality outside personal experience has created a populace unable to discern propaganda from reality and that this has been done purposefully by an international corporate cartel through their agents who wish to foist a corrupt version of reality on the human race. Religious intolerance occurs when any group refuses to tolerate religious practices, religious beliefs or persons due to their religious ideology. This web site marks the founding of a system of philosophy named The Truth of the Way of Life - a rational religion based on reason which requires no leap of faith, accepts no tithes, has no supreme leader, no church buildings and in which each and every individual is encouraged to develop a personal relation with the Creator and Sustainer through the pursuit of the knowledge of reality in the hope of curing the spiritual corruption that has enveloped the human spirit. The tenets of The Truth of the Way of Life are spelled out in detail on this web site by the author. Violent acts against individuals due to their religious beliefs in America is considered a "hate crime."

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American social mores and values have declined precipitously over the last century as the corrupt international cartel has garnered more and more power. This power rests in the ability to deceive the populace in general through corporate media by pressing emotional buttons which have been preprogrammed into the population through prior mass media psychological operations. The results have been the destruction of the family and the destruction of social structures that do not adhere to the corrupt international elites vision of a perfect world. Through distraction and coercion the direction of thought of the bulk of the population has been directed toward solutions proposed by the corrupt international elite that further consolidates their power and which further their purposes.

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