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A New Beginning (Part 29): Seeking the truth

The great thing about truth is that there is no gray area between lies and truth.  For example, two plus two is always four.  No matter how much other believe that two plus two equals five, the truth is that two plus two will always be four.  Seeking the truth on a daily basis means that you will not be deceived by the lies that you hear from others.

If you refrain from seeking the truth, then complacency will set in within the mind.  Then, the mind will slide back into lies.  That is why seeking the truth is so important.  Here is a wonderful example that boggles my mind to this very day.

In the most recent poll on record (2018), two percent of the people stated that they truly believe that the Earth is flat.  The fact that the Earth is round has been firmly proven by science and exploration hundreds of years ago.  Not seeking the truth about the Earth being round has led to some to still believe that the Earth is flat.  Seeking the truth constantly may be a tedious task, but you will reap the rewards in the future.

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Written by ahol888

Coolest dwarf in the world. Expert on the topic of mediocrity.

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  1. Interesting thoughts.

    Does the truth to be the real truth need to be defined truth, like two plus two is?

    Is there a gray area to truth?

    God lives in the truth of his word, loved into existence, by his mood of creation.

    Is this statement the truth, or not? Is it mere suppositional truth, or real truth?

    Is there a grey area then with unknown truths, that we only suppose to be the truth?

    Defined truths are truths because we say so, not necessarily because they are so.

    Two plus two can sometimes equal something other than four, or can it?

    If I have two fish, and two stones, I have four objects, but still only two fish, and two stones, could truth, sometimes work like that too?

    The fact of the four objects might be irrelevant to the underlying truth, always being there, which is the two fish, and the two stones.

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    • This is the one of the best comments I have ever received. Thank you. The underlying truth is revealed after the realization of the truth that there are four objects. Augustine talks about these types of truths and underlying truths in his books in great detail. He really digs into the philosophy of truth in regards to moral situations that arise from time to time.

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      • Thanks. I like to think over things in my own way, not too readily accepting any ideas from anyone else.

        Can we be sure that there are four objects?

        We would also have to define what an object was.

        What if the two stones had been one, and someone had split them in two to confuse the issue more, how would we know that?

        Is there an underlying truth under other truths?

        I would answer that truth is not propped up by itself, and stands alone, but seeing one truth does help you to see other truths, as truth links together like a chain necklace around God’s neck, so to speak; each link is necessary.

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