Tuesday, January 16, 2007
upon reading many, many blog posts, articles, books and essays as well as the accompanying comments, i am struck by what passes for truth. i am not saying that opinion and guesses cannot be true, i am saying just that to put them forth as true, or more correctly stated, as completely or unchangeably true, is the most common false way of swaying people's opinion of an argument. this seems to be especially useful to those that are involved in politics or religion. if something is to rise to be always true, a more strict proof must be satisfied. it must be provable even by those that don't want it to be as well as being provable any where in the universe. 1 plus 1 is 2. this is not only TRUE when and where i say, but ALWAYS and EVERYWHERE. this thinking means, since none of us is perfect, we must be willing to accept more truth as it arrives or change our views if ours is not ALWAYS true. this might seem to some as an insignificant statement but, in my unlettered opinion, by not recognizing this we continue down the path of conflict that leads to even more conflict and grief. one can believe what one wants, but only the truth must be used in civil interaction. if at first we don't succeed, try try again.