A common theme in (at least) the Abrahamic faiths: the dual authority of written and (initially) oral transmission. Torah and Mishnah, and later Talmud. Both trace their authority back to the revelation at Mount Sinai. The Gospel and the Sacred Tradition (and later, Protestant efforts to derive it purely from scripture). Inspired by the Holy Spirit, legitimized by apostolic lineage. The Quran and the Ahadith, both traced back to the Prophet, either his revelation or his example. Scripture and tradition have this interesting relationship, either one is meaningless without the other, and yet people have gotten seriously angry at each other about the authority and content of oral tradition. Schisms, sects, and worse. Where do you all stand regarding the oral traditions of your faiths? And I'd love to include the Baha'i members in this discussion as well.