It may look as if there's a clear distinction between, say, religion and science. But rigourous scrutiny of the fundamental particles of understanding upon which they are both built reveals the same thing - belief, assumption and superstition.
When they oppose each other they both enter a denial of a higher spiritual truth neither has yet discerned. When either tries to 'explain' or embrace the other we see absurd mutations billowing from our Petri dishes.
It seems the truth cannot be put in words. We are given symbols and metaphors that we take literally at our peril. Their role is to challenge us to look within ourselves for a personal knowing we can live by.