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And what is the truth?

Posted by ghostpipe73 on July 6, 2008

I came across an interesting piece of philosophy today, read it off a comment on some ex-politician’s blog post. Loosely translated from Bahasa Malaysia / Malay language, it reads something like this:

“Do not believe anything that you hear with your own ears, and only believe half of what you see with your own eyes, for what you see with your own eyes may not even guarantee you with the real, absolute truth of circumstances.”

So what is the truth then?

I’d figured, only those with powers beyond normal human ability can or would be able to know and find out the real truth.

God would know for sure.

Wonder if anybody ever thought of asking him.

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2 Responses to “And what is the truth?”

  1. darlayancho said

    Three comments on your question: 1. It is such a simple question you ask. It is the answer that is hard, eh? I figure that it is not an ability at all beyond human capacity to answer, that the truth lies within the core of ourselves. I do not believe it takes rise from any being beyond or outside ourselves.
    2. I ran across this quote by George Orwell recently: “During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act.” What we need today in this world are more revolutionaries willing to speak up!
    3. When you google “what is truth” you get nothing but christianity links. That is a scary thing to me…no one should corner the market on truth!

  2. ghostpipe73 said

    Thanks for your comments, Darla, and I see your point. And George Orwell’s quote does fit quite well in this day and age, where most would rather remain in their comfort zone (or sheep’s clothing)rather than be a “truth” revolutionary. I recall 1984 written by him, though I’ve never actually read the book.
    The christianity thing of which “what is truth” is linked to (didn’t know that before this, never tried searching actually), it’s also somewhat ridiculous don’t you think. Not wishing to sound blasphemic, but God did not create religion now did he.

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