Oh alright... lets dip into the linguistic explanation ;-)
Why doesn't it read, except through I AM?
Limitation of understandings, is why things are worded the ways they are. You can only say so much, in so much time, to get the meaning across to as many people as you need to... but unless you can actually read their mind, it's ~very~ hard to really get what they mean, with what they say... until you start expanding you're ~own~ understandings a great deal... but not leaning on you're ~own~ understandings, and by leaning on God's Universal Understandings... which is one of the reasons I love Linguistics so much =)
A single word in a language has a multitude of meanings, on it's own, but ~with~ that, it also has relations to ~other~ words that are ~similar~... so you can say something that, in literal context, means something ~completely different~ that what you actually ~meant~... and people are quick to apply ~their~ meanings to what they read and hear, jumping to conclusions without asking "what did you mean by that?" if it's something they "heard" as "upsetting"... rather than say "that upset me a little... maybe I misunderstood what you meant..." and ask.
I put something together for my Uncle, who I've known to be a very Strict Roman Catholic, in the past, but once I started talking with him about things I've longed to talk to him about... leading in with my coming out of the closet... he's been a ~lot~ more open to talking about stuff than I thought =)
But it's only because even though he, initially, jumped to the conclusion that I was "gay", which (forgive him ;-) he took to ~mean~ "against God"... until we started talking and exchanging ~ideas~ we each had for the words we used, and I could start to show him that what I am (Male to Female, transsexual, non-surgical) ~isn't~ against God at ~all~... I haven't finished the whole discussion with him yet though, since it's via email, and he doesn't get online much =P but I ~love~ being able to talk about him with this stuff =)
So far we've gotten to the point where what ~he~ means when he hears the word “gay” is what I mean when I used the word “Licentious” (unrestrained by law or general morality; lawless; immoral basically what Sodom and Ghomorrah are ~really~ about, but too many people relate that word to mean "sex" ~rolls eyes~) ... anyways... We're on another topic, at the moment, so I'll come back to sharing our understandings of other stuff, later... he's having a rough time with things right now, so I don't wanna dump too much on him at once and risk pushing him away.
But... Basically, since the tower of Babel (I like to note, in English the word "babble" is also appropriate ;-) our languages were scattered to the wind, so to speak.
Genesis 11:7 Douay-Rheims
Come ye, therefore, let us go down, and there confound their tongue,
that they may not understand one another’s speech.
and if you've ever read An Essay Concerning Human Understanding
by John Locke, he ~sees~ this, Verifies, in a sense, that this occurred:
Chapter IV, Of the Names of Simple Ideas
Names of simple ideas, modes, and substances, have each something peculiar. Though all words, as I have shown, signify nothing immediately but the ideas in the mind of the speaker; yet, upon a nearer survey, we shall find the names of simple ideas, mixed modes (under which I comprise relations too), and natural substances, have each of them something peculiar and different from the other.
… (skipping over some stuff, after the concept of a Word being label for an Idea in the mind of the speaker)
If Tully, asking a Dutchman what beweeginge was, should have received this explication in his own language, that it was "actus entis in potentia quatenus in potentia"; I ask whether any one can imagine he could thereby have understood what the word beweeginge signified, or have guessed what idea a Dutchman ordinarily had in his mind, and would signify to another, when he used that sound?
Jump to wikipedia for a description of Lingustics...
any language that is in a continuous state of change is known as a living language or modern language.
We can see this in each generation, using words differently than they were used by our parents... and a "generation gap" occurs, because we don't understand what the hell each other of us are saying... and we don't let go of our fears and just ~listen~ and ~understand~ what they mean, with what they say... we jump straight to the conclusion that they're ~wrong~ and ~dangerous~... because of fear.
2Ti 1:7 - Douay-Rheims
For God hath not given us the spirit of fear: but of power and of love and of sobriety.
So... that's why you can't really read the bible, and take it literally... and that's why it sometimes takes a bit of patience to understand things like
Why doesn't it read, except through I AM?
to see that 2 words, seemingly unrelated, are, and can mean the same thing.