A Meditation Upon the Nature of Truth


Topic: A Meditation Upon the Nature of Truth

“Truth remains true, regardless of how unpopular it may be. When Galileo first discovered that the earth actually revolves around the sun, he was declared a heretic by the Catholic Church and put on house arrest. His discovery did not match the Catholic version of the world, and was therefore wildly unpopular. However, that truth remains true to this day, and is even recognized as truth by the very church that fought against it so vehemently.

When it was discovered that man evolved from primitive apelike creatures, that finding was also considered heresy. Now it is considered scientific fact in most respected circles, and its opponents are ridiculed and largely ignored by the enlightened community. Once again, the truth has overcome its suppression by those who would see mankind blunder about in the darkness of superstition.

It seems that every scientific discovery that shows pre-existing supposition to be wrong is doomed to suppression. The last thing society wants is for the human race to reach enlightenment. Fortunately, it also appears that truth will reveal itself, and those who would seek to prevent that happening are fighting a losing battle.

The truth shall set you free, but only if you are free to seek the truth.”

When faced with new information that contradicts what you want to believe, it is important to be able to adapt your worldview accordingly. Always be willing to search for the truth, no matter how uncomfortable it may make you sometimes. Also, always check your sources; be aware of any potential bias or political slant when doing your research. Most importantly, think critically about anything you read or hear.

Have you learned anything recently that revealed a new truth to you? If so, what was it, and how did you respond?


Reverend CJ Carlin


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