you are on the road, its the same road you’ve been on for along time. its the same road that your parents have been on and there parents before them. its a well travled road and the only road told by many many others that its the only good road. but then you come to a fork in the road, you’ve heard this before many times before but paid it little mind cause you were cetain that that was the only “true” road. one road looks new smooths and much like a highway, this would be a fine drive you think cause so many others have been on this road before. the other road is old,worn,cracked, and overgrown in some places. you were told that this old road was taken by some but came back because it was so scary, or they just didnt like it. or they weren’t prepared, you heard rumors that people took this road and never came back and even now you hear an old man saying “don’t go down there my friend if you do you’ll get lost, and then you’ll never see your true destination.” you’ve read in a book that this road is fraught with danger but now as you look on you see somebody going down that road without a second thought. “dont trust that one he’s one of there kind he’ll drag you down with him if your not carefull, trust me he’s nothing but bad news” the man says…“who is he” you ask. the man looks down at you “oh i dont know him personally but look there, he’s going down THAT road. that alone should prove that what im saying is true” then you look back at him “whats down that road anyways?” you ask the old man looks around and says “well i see you have that book, its all writen in there you know” even more puzzled you look at him and say “have you ever been down that road?” the man looking more puzzled from all the questions he says " no and i never want to go down that road and you shouldn’t either, trust me stick to the highway its the only true way"
this tale was used as a metaphor by a wiccan priest, and this is a simple question on how to know if your road is the one true road. is it because somebody who says they know it, but how do you know there not saying false things to get you to there side? and so the story of the old road is a metaphor for faith, we have been told that there is only one road to fallow, that other roads or wrong…but what makes it wrong, nobody has given a great answer on why just that it is wrong point blank just cause it was right for the person who tells you this so if its right for them it must be right for everyone right?