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Lies and Liars: All the devil's lies and all the devil's liars cannot make a new truth.
July 28, 2013
Of Lies and Liars:
All the devil's lies, and all the devil's liars, cannot make a new truth.
He can fool all of the people some of the time, and he can fool some of the people all of the time; but he will never fool all of the people all of the time.
Vic Biorseth, Saturday, July 27, 2013
Truth always was.
Objective truth, that is. Objective truth never changes.
Subjective truth is internal truth; it is that "truth" that comes from within us; from our feelings, our emotions, our senses, our deductions, observations, calculations and so forth. Subjective truth may be based more or less on intuition and gut feel than on logic, or, the reverse may be true. However we arrive at it, subjective truth is what we perceive to be true, and thus, subjective truth is subject to variation from person to person.
Objective truth, on the other hand, is external truth; it does not come from us, and is not subject to us. Objective truth is real truth. Another word for objective truth is reality. Objective truth is completely independent of the mind of man. It does not matter what we, or anyone, or everyone, thinks about it; it does not matter even if we think about it. There is nothing we can do to it. We cannot affect it. Objective truth remains truth, forever.
Objective truth is absolute truth. Absolute truth = reality.
The lie, as untruth, leads man into error. The ultimate object of all lies is, eventually, the denial of the existence of absolute truth. The pretense that nothing may be known with absolute certainty, which leads to moral relativism, which in turn equates to variable reality.
To deny absolute truth is to deny reality, which is to deny the existence of God. It was through God's revelation to man that man learned right from wrong. To deny absolute truth is to deny the existence of right and the existence of wrong. It is a denial of good and evil.
Absolute truth is therefore the only real basis for the development of a morality, and for developing civil law and social rules for a good, decent and moral people.
The denier of absolute truth does not know right from wrong, has no sense of the sacred or the holy, and has no sense of awe at the creation around him. In his mind, it merely exists, and he merely exists in it. He cannot bow before mystery, because, as a man of science, he does not believe in mystery. Denial of reality, or inability to discern reality, is a definitive characteristic of insanity.
To say "There are no absolutes" is to say "There is no right and wrong." To say there is no right and wrong is to begin the descent into social degradation and moral depravity. When man adopts or adapts to an anything goes social construct, the eventual end result must be barbarity and might makes right.
Denial of good and evil is doom.
Jesus said, in John 14 1:6, I am the way, the truth and the life. He thus pointed the way to the center of all truth. He redeemed us, and pointed us in the right direction. Having made us in His likeness, he loved and respected us too much to interfere with our liberty and our free will. He oriented us in the right direction; he showed us the way; he told us how to live. And then, out of love and respect, he left us free to decide for ourselves. That is why individual liberty is so important.
Eternal life is the ultimate reward for freely choosing good over evil.
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