Originally Posted by Enterprise Captain
I personally don't like to get my information from a secondary source especially when that secondary source's view point is on the other side of the spectrum of the original writers. I find things tend to get twisted in the translation to suit the secondary writers point of view. I would read both points of view so I know what each writer is saying, maybe that's just me.
And you have read the whole of the Bible, The Qur'an, The Vedas, The Torah, The Talmud, The Mishnah, The Guru Granth Sahib, The Tripitaka, The Book of Mormon, The Tao Te Ching etc?