This whole thread is an exposition of why everyone should not be allowed to interpret scripture.
All reading is an interpretation. Within a horizon you will never be able to make fully transparent.
Everyone interprets whatever they understand for themselves within the inarticulable nexus of relationships which bear down up them.
If everything was so obviously, we wouldn't have a million different, billion different opinions within and without the Church.
Sola Scriptura is either everything or it is nothing.
Whichever you choose it is the same choice.
Tradition is Scripture. Scripture Tradition.
This is why EO needs a real engagement with real "Western" thinking.
The alfies of the world wouldn't be so troubling and their claims would fail at the level of ontology, but so would most of the counter-arguments traditionally given, as they are just the other side of the coin.
Tradition only exists within Scripture and Scripture within Tradition.
Time to say good-bye to those "Western" dualisms.
You are welcome.