“My loyalty lies with truth. Truth is that which conforms to reality and what can demonstrate to have the quality of truthfulness. If it’s not True, then it can not and should not be regarded as Truth.” -mike
I once thought I knew what Truth was.
I once thought… now there’s a funny one. In actually thinking, I discovered that What and even Who I thought Truth was… was not really Truth or True at all.
In thinking for myself and allowing myself the Freedom to question outside the lines and find answers that might equally be “out of bounds” I discovered that I had been hunkered down and comfortably chained of my own volition in a type of Plato’s Cave, interpreting the shadows on the walls within the framework of the traditions and worldviews of people who haven’t lived for centuries. Those who didn’t have access to the Evidence and means of searching for and obtaining that Evidence that we do today.
I walked away not only when I discovered these things, but after seeking out, listening to and considering what the best Apologists from “our side” had to answer about the questions and answers I was finding out. What I heard from “our side” was excuses, arrogant and rude dismissiveness, logical fallacies and misdirections, outright lies and misrepresentations. A “Whatever it takes” mentality and attitude at pushing the Evidence now being discovered away from me and those like me, and a condescending and personally insulting attempt to bully me back into the Cave, lest I suffer the consequences of Apostasy.
You see, in the final analysis… it wasn’t primarily Truth that finally made me willing to leave the comfort of the Cave. That of course provided the reasons. But in the final analysis, it was the Apologists and their dishonety in defending what they mus have known to be the indefensible, given the lengths they were willing to go, even to intentionally distorting and misrepresenting both the Truth and the Opposition, who pushed me out even as their efforts were dessigned to keep me in.
“I must not fear. Fear is the mind-killer. Fear is the little death that brings total oblivion. I will face my fear. I will allow it to pass over me and through me. And when it has past I will turn my inner eye to see its path. Where the fear has gone there will be nothing. Only I will remain.”- Bene-gesserit Litany Against Fear from Frank Herbert’s Dune
Faith is not the Opposite of Fear
It’s the process of ignoring things of which you are afraid, and just simply “Trusting” that “Some How” it will all “Work Out”.
Confidence and Courage in the face of difficult situations is the Cure for Fear and the Opposite of Faith. Be Confident and Courageous for yourself and your future today.
She does a 280 character challenge weekly where she posts a prompt pic and encourages creativity. I let her explain.
“About the challenge: Each Tuesday I will provide a photo prompt. Your mission, if you choose to accept the challenge, is to tell a story in 280 characters or less. When you write your tale, be sure to let me know in the comments with a link to your tale.”
Please do let her know and if you could also drop a line here too for us to follow, that would be fantastic. As for my entry… Here goes.
What the hell? It’s supposed to be night time, but someone out there is bound to bring daylight thru my window artificially at 230am. I have a busy day ahead. I need my sleep for what will be my last day single. Hell, may as well get up now. “Turn those g-damned headlights off!!” -280 characters