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How to Find the Light of the Truth

"The light of the truth is an emanation of Infinite intelligence. It encompasses boundless illumination, leading us to spiritual awakening, profound understanding, and an intimate connection with the divine." Michael Corthell Can anyone know the truth? Some of the greatest minds of every era in history have attempted to answer that question. The slippery nature of the 'truth' has been a favorite theme of history's great poets and authors, especially Shakespeare who was enamored with it. Read any one of his tragedies, and you'll notice how often the plot turns on the fumbling of an important truth. The idea of fumbling a truth brings us to; is a truth relative or absolute? In our western culture especially, many people have argued there is no such thing as absolute truth. Is there such a thing as absolute truth? My answer is yes there is. For example, 2+2=4 is an absolute mathematical truth. The only way it cannot be perceived as absolute truth, is

[Facts)...nothing but

“There is nothing more deceptive than an obvious fact.” ― Arthur Conan Doyle   Fear is the second greatest motivator. The first, thankfully is love. “If you don't want a man unhappy politically, don't give him two sides to a question to worry him; give him one. Better yet, give him none. Let him forget there is such a thing as war. If the government is inefficient, top-heavy, and tax-mad, better it be all those than that people worry over it. Peace, Montag. Give the people contests they win by remembering the words to more popular songs or the names of state capitals or how much corn Iowa grew last year. Cram them full of noncombustible data, chock them so damned full of 'facts' they feel stuffed, but absolutely 'brilliant' with information. Then they'll feel they're thinking, they'll get a sense of motion without moving. And they'll be happy, because facts of that sort don't change.” ― Ray Bradbury, Fahrenheit 451

Veracity: Tell Me More

There is one reason for telling the truth -- it's the right thing to do, but for lying the reasons are infinite, with almost all the reasons self-serving -- that's why lying is a corrupt politician's go-to tactic. “Patriotism means to stand by the country. It does not mean to stand by the president or any other public official, save exactly to the degree in which he himself stands by the country. It is patriotic to support him insofar as he efficiently serves the country. It is unpatriotic not to oppose him to the exact extent that by inefficiency or otherwise he fails in his duty to stand by the country. In either event, it is unpatriotic not to tell the truth, whether about the president or anyone else.” ― Theodore Roosevelt