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Saturday, February 12, 2011

Sermon #2

We are all priests, and we are all saints. In our own hands, each of our churches fall into apostasy, one by one.

Truth is real, though it cannot be seen, or touched, or even detected. It is up to us to recognize it when it is revealed, when the thin gossamer veil is lifted for an instant.

If a tree falls in the forest, and there is no one there to hear it, does it still make a sound? The birds assure me, it does.

There is so much about which we can be certain, almost as much as we must doubt. My greatest comfort is that the most important things in this life are things we can know for sure.

I cannot convince you there are gods. I don’t need to. At any rate, it is the atheists and agnostics who are most adored by the gods. One could barely fill a high school auditorium with those who are true believers and have been blessed by the spirits with their divine gifts.

I have been up the mountain, over a dozen in fact. A few volcanoes, too. Oh, and the Grand Canyon. But my travelogue isn’t what’s important. What’s important is this: you are all just tasty morsels.

Until next time…

5 comments:

  1. Truth? Certainty?

    I'm pretty sure I've never seen either of them, but I use them all the time.

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  2. I'm sure most people think they do.

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  3. so then what about the concepts of objective and subjective truth?

    is there such thing as objective truth - something that is true no matter what belief or personal standpoint is in play

    or is everything then subjective, which isn't any truth at all really.

    I think for any truth to exist there has to be something objective to be its foundation.

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  4. All truth is objective. If a truth is subjective, it's not a truth. Truth may be technically situational (i.e. different for different people at different times in different situations... e.g. it's okay for you to sleep with your wife, but it's not okay for me to do so), but truth is by its very nature objective.

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  5. Hi, Fred. I agree with you about truth being objetive, like 2+2=4 but it don't exclude faith when it isn't against logic, right?
    Thanks for following my blog.
    Monique.

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