OK then: qualify real? If I translate what you just said into 200 different languages, using any number of dictionaries to do it accurately, will it change what you said? That leaves two options (or a mixture of the two) - either the Bible (to extend the dictionary metaphor) is the transparent word of God (since it can contain nothing that was not initialized by God), or it is the result of the generation of thought and meaning about God. Either way, it "translates" meaning into language. No dictionary contains the "ultimate truthful language", but I can say with some certainty that all dictionaries contain 99% the same content. That is not the case with different religions, so the analogy ends there. To extend the analogy further will only make it meaningless. By the way, are you saying that language is an "arbitrary set of man-made meanings"? What does that mean? Isn't truth and meaning then arbitrary as well? Or is it a case where a well-defined question makes an answer irrelevant?