Tuesday, 21 July 2009

The truth does not need to be protected from the possibility that it might not be true

If something is the truth then it does not need to be "believed in" for it to be true. Not believing doesn't make it less true. Believing doesn't make it more true. Nothing can make what is so less so by not believing in it.

The truth does not need to be protected from the possibility that it might not be true. The truth is stronger than that. The truth is stronger than anything. In fact the less the truth is protected in this way, the more brightly it gets to shine out as the truth.

Only lies, mistakes, pretences and falsehoods need to be protected. If you find yourself needing to protect your beliefs from the possibility that they might not be true, you can bet your last dollar that you actually have no interest in the truth.

There are things that are brought to life by the way they are treated. I have a cuddly bed animal called Little Dog who is every bit as real as I am. Certainly if you suggest to him that he isn't real he will get very upset. My girlfriend has a nephew who didn't used to believe that Little Dog is real. He is about 5 years old. But as he is getting older he is starting to understand. I tell him there are different kinds of real.

Robin Beck - First time (not that related, but a bit of light relief! 8-) ... )


And here is the Coke version. 8-) ...

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