Words can never encompass the truth. Its just like that. But in order to for ego to feel secure, and to have the sense of social unity. A fixed dogma and impressive rituals must be introduced. But there are however people who think that words are the “truth”. (Science, religion, political ideology, new age, whatever..)
And all true philosophers of all places and all times they say again and again words are just symbols not the truth. But to know the “truth” makes people feel good, chosen special and above all right and justified in they way of life. It gives them a way how to avoid facing insecurity, insignificance, pain and fear of death. And also of the discomfort of self responsibility.
But people really value the security and the social unity more than the truth. Thats simply it. If you ask why are you confused that its the answer. It is here called ego actually.
And people fight not for protection of the words but of their security, hopes and etc..that is how ego is just looking invisible and innocent, until it is challenged..
Yes you can know god it is very easy. Now you know why.
World is such a vast place. Being confronted with its vastness trough books and so on is so enriching and opening to new possibilities. If all goes well it makes us more tolerant and more wise, less fanatic about our school or authority based ideas, since we can check for ourselves. So reading makes us more ready for the task of challenging our own ego and cultural based thinking habits.
But if you are dissatisfied with old words maybe you look for some new words to satisfy you. New words that could think as “true” once again. The ego is tricky.
I think deep down dissatisfaction with fake truths, ego is what is the main problem.
We can chose to fix it somehow with improved truths or chose to find god and be free from the permanent frustrations and conflicts that words or “truths” add to life.
The life itself is on our side and will serve to us pain, disillusion and crash of the old truths whatever they are. The path is like this: creating ego/karma – confusion - conflict/pain – collapse of ego (or instead of it we chicken and rather choose to go back and repeating cycle) So spiritual growth is in a way unavoidable. Just keeping asking the questions and not settling with words as the answer. So confusion is good, you are on the right way.