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Dane, preocupation and mistrust of belief has been a passion of mine since I've been a small boy. When I returned from my stint with the Marine Corps in Korea, in 1954, I was fortunate enough to find Eric Hoffer's The True Believer in a local bookstore. I read it from cover to cover and over again. Of course, Eric Hoffer dealt mainly with the aspects of True Believing to cause wars and dissension in the world.

The British scientist Haldane treated it as a type of natural force preventing some human types from disrupting the harmonious progress of evolution. I take that position myself.

I've written several books about belief which I had iuniverse print. Actually, belief is the bottom rung of human thinking. Regardless of the tremendous scientific triumphs we see nowadays, mankind is so far away from truth that he doesn't even know what it is yet. About all we can do so far is assume that truth is hazy. I have also assumed that Nature intends for each being to possess an ego. I came by this assumption after reading the Thomas Gospel and some Hindu works on the nature of Belief versus Truth.

In the absence of reliable approximations to truth, belief is our only bed partner, and a very unreliablem unfaithful and whorish one at that. God grant us the wisdom and steady scientific progress necessary to someday rid ourselves of this scourge!

Gene

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Questions about Truth 703 adequatedane 24-Jan-04 10:24
Re: Questions about Truth 166 Segestan 24-Jan-04 14:00
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Re: Questions about Truth 197 gene douglas 24-Jan-04 14:57
Re: Questions about Truth 165 Alex S 25-Jan-04 01:13
Re: Questions about Truth 164 gene douglas 25-Jan-04 04:04
Re: Questions about Truth 174 Alex S 26-Jan-04 01:18
Re: Questions about Truth 184 gene douglas 26-Jan-04 02:14
Re: Questions about Truth 168 Alex S 27-Jan-04 01:57
Re: Questions about Truth 161 gene douglas 27-Jan-04 09:44
Re: Questions about Truth 153 adequatedane 25-Jan-04 08:34
Re: Questions about Truth 182 adequatedane 25-Jan-04 08:42
Re: Questions about Truth 170 gene douglas 25-Jan-04 10:05
Re: Questions about Truth 168 adequatedane 25-Jan-04 11:21
Re: Questions about Truth 160 gene douglas 25-Jan-04 15:40
Re: Questions about Truth 177 gene douglas 25-Jan-04 16:14
Re: Questions about Truth 168 adequatedane 25-Jan-04 17:06
Re: Questions about Truth 156 gene douglas 25-Jan-04 21:51
Re: Questions about Truth 169 adequatedane 26-Jan-04 22:50
Re: Questions about Truth 158 David L 24-Jan-04 15:55
Re: Questions about Truth 154 newrisingsun 24-Jan-04 17:32
Re: Questions about Truth 167 RichardC 24-Jan-04 23:40
Re: Questions about Truth 185 David L 25-Jan-04 03:46
Re: Questions about Truth 161 RichardC 25-Jan-04 19:45
Re: Questions about Truth 166 David L 25-Jan-04 20:49
Re: Questions about Truth 186 adequatedane 25-Jan-04 09:37
Re: Questions about Truth 164 David L 25-Jan-04 17:31
Re: Questions about Truth 154 adequatedane 26-Jan-04 22:55
Re: Questions about Truth 173 adequatedane 28-Jan-04 23:04
Re: Questions about Truth 150 David L 28-Jan-04 23:28
Re: Questions about Truth 156 adequatedane 29-Jan-04 23:01
Re: Questions about Truth 162 wirelessguru1 29-Jan-04 23:26
Re: Questions about Truth 172 David L 30-Jan-04 03:24
Re: Questions about Truth 181 wirelessguru1 30-Jan-04 03:48
Re: Questions about Truth 188 David L 30-Jan-04 22:32
Re: Questions about Truth 157 wirelessguru1 31-Jan-04 00:30
Re: Questions about Truth 154 adequatedane 30-Jan-04 21:01
Re: Questions about Truth 173 David L 30-Jan-04 22:24
Re: Questions about Truth 155 banah 31-Jan-04 09:13
Re: Questions about Truth 159 David L 31-Jan-04 14:20
Re: Questions about Truth 182 banah 31-Jan-04 20:20
Re: Questions about Truth 168 David L 01-Feb-04 01:59
Jesus didn't say anything of the sort 155 Richard Fusniak 01-Feb-04 14:28
Re: Jesus didn't say anything of the sort 211 banah 01-Feb-04 17:21
Re: Questions about Truth 156 Zurg 03-Feb-04 08:12
Re: Questions about Truth 151 banah 04-Feb-04 10:58
Re: Questions about Truth 184 adequatedane 31-Jan-04 10:17
Re: Questions about Truth 166 banah 31-Jan-04 09:20
Re: Questions about Truth 180 David L 30-Jan-04 03:26
We don't live in a "true or false" world... 161 David L 30-Jan-04 03:30
Re: We don't live in a "true or false" world... 173 banah 31-Jan-04 09:27
Re: We don't live in a "true or false" world... 163 adequatedane 31-Jan-04 10:53
Re: We don't live in a "true or false" world... 154 David L 31-Jan-04 13:38
Re: We don't live in a "true or false" world... 163 banah 31-Jan-04 20:47
Re: Questions about Truth 140 RichardC 24-Jan-04 23:50
Re: Questions about Truth 196 adequatedane 25-Jan-04 09:48
Re: Questions about Truth 186 RichardC 25-Jan-04 19:49
Re: Questions about Truth 172 adequatedane 26-Jan-04 23:00
Re: Questions about Truth 196 RichardC 26-Jan-04 23:32
Re: Questions about Truth 172 banah 25-Jan-04 17:56
Re: Questions about Truth 161 adequatedane 26-Jan-04 23:24
No such thing 172 Nejc 25-Jan-04 23:13
Re: No such thing 177 adequatedane 26-Jan-04 23:40
Re: No such thing 158 Alex S 27-Jan-04 14:13
Re: No such thing 160 gene douglas 27-Jan-04 19:01
Re: Questions about Truth 176 Mark Staab 25-Jan-04 23:35
Re: Questions about Truth 163 adequatedane 27-Jan-04 00:15
Re: Questions about Truth 166 Mark Staab 27-Jan-04 02:00
Re: Questions about Truth 163 adequatedane 27-Jan-04 22:40
Re: Questions about Truth 176 banah 30-Jan-04 19:40
Re: Questions about Truth 156 Mark Staab 30-Jan-04 22:22
Re: Questions about Truth 170 banah 31-Jan-04 11:05
Re: Questions about Truth 206 Mark Staab 01-Feb-04 06:33
Re: Questions about Truth 201 banah 01-Feb-04 11:48
Re: Questions about Truth 165 adequatedane 01-Feb-04 16:06
Re: Questions about Truth 151 banah 01-Feb-04 17:25
Re: Questions about Truth 172 adequatedane 02-Feb-04 23:58
Re: Questions about Truth 173 banah 04-Feb-04 11:04
Re: Questions about Truth 167 adequatedane 05-Feb-04 22:26
Re: Questions about Truth 150 banah 07-Feb-04 13:19
Re: Questions about Truth 186 adequatedane 07-Feb-04 14:47
Re: ps 160 banah 01-Feb-04 17:29
Re: Questions about Truth 156 Mark Staab 01-Feb-04 23:42
Re: Questions about Truth 150 banah 04-Feb-04 11:07
Tree of knowledge is the kundalini shakti 176 David L 01-Feb-04 21:33
Re: Tree of knowledge is the kundalini shakti 181 Mark Staab 02-Feb-04 02:09
Re: Tree of knowledge is the kundalini shakti 213 David L 02-Feb-04 23:50
Re: Tree of knowledge is the kundalini shakti 162 Mark Staab 03-Feb-04 05:57
Re: Tree of knowledge is the kundalini shakti 193 David L 03-Feb-04 16:11
Regarding the Old Testament... 153 David L 03-Feb-04 16:19
Re: Regarding the Old Testament... 166 banah 04-Feb-04 10:45
Re: Regarding the Old Testament... 149 David L 04-Feb-04 13:49
Re: Regarding the Old Testament... 169 Mark Staab 05-Feb-04 00:38
Re: Regarding the Old Testament... 149 David L 05-Feb-04 01:07
Re: Regarding the Old Testament... 178 banah 05-Feb-04 16:48
Re: Regarding the Old Testament... 172 David L 05-Feb-04 19:51
Re: Regarding the Old Testament... 165 wirelessguru1 06-Feb-04 00:50
Re: Regarding the Old Testament... 189 David L 06-Feb-04 01:49
Re: Regarding the Old Testament... 173 wirelessguru1 06-Feb-04 02:24
Re: Regarding the Old Testament... 151 Anne-Marie 06-Feb-04 07:36
Re: Regarding the Old Testament... 169 adequatedane 06-Feb-04 14:09
Re: Regarding the Old Testament... 163 David L 06-Feb-04 18:37
Who speaks the truth... 181 wirelessguru1 07-Feb-04 01:37
Re: Who speaks the truth... 176 David L 07-Feb-04 06:12
Re: Regarding the Old Testament... 170 banah 07-Feb-04 13:05
Re: Regarding the Old Testament... 192 David L 07-Feb-04 15:49
Re: Regarding the Old Testament... 170 Anne-Marie 06-Feb-04 07:22
Re: Regarding the Old Testament... 154 wirelessguru1 07-Feb-04 02:28
Re: Regarding the Old Testament... 172 Anne-Marie 07-Feb-04 08:19
Re: Regarding the Old Testament... 149 banah 07-Feb-04 13:13
Re: Regarding the Old Testament... 170 David L 07-Feb-04 16:17
Re: Regarding the Old Testament... 166 Cesar 07-Feb-04 17:22
Re: Regarding the Old Testament... 209 David L 07-Feb-04 17:48
Re: Regarding the Old Testament... 163 Anne-Marie 07-Feb-04 19:59
Re: Regarding the Old Testament... 176 David L 07-Feb-04 22:01
Re: Regarding the Old Testament... 178 wirelessguru1 08-Feb-04 19:23
Re: Regarding the Old Testament... 171 Anne-Marie 08-Feb-04 20:18
Re: Regarding the Old Testament... 505 wirelessguru1 08-Feb-04 21:08
Re: Regarding the Old Testament... 157 Cesar 08-Feb-04 18:31
Re: Regarding the Old Testament... 155 David L 08-Feb-04 19:15
Re: Questions about Truth 176 Caduceus 27-Jan-04 01:32
Re: Questions about Truth 178 adequatedane 27-Jan-04 22:49
Re: Questions about Truth 165 Caduceus 29-Jan-04 04:12
Re: Questions about Truth 175 xiang 27-Jan-04 03:16
Re: Questions about Truth 160 Caduceus 27-Jan-04 10:53
Re: Questions about Truth 186 wirelessguru1 27-Jan-04 17:49
Re: Questions about Truth 156 adequatedane 27-Jan-04 22:13
Re: Questions about Truth 169 wirelessguru1 27-Jan-04 22:28
Re: Questions about Truth 157 adequatedane 27-Jan-04 23:16
Re: Questions about Truth 192 wirelessguru1 28-Jan-04 00:04
Re: Questions about Truth 178 adequatedane 28-Jan-04 21:32
Re: Questions about Truth 165 xiang 28-Jan-04 01:50
Re: Questions about Truth 175 adequatedane 28-Jan-04 21:55
Re: Questions about Truth 170 wirelessguru1 27-Jan-04 07:57
Re: Questions about Truth 161 adequatedane 27-Jan-04 23:24
Re: Questions about Truth 151 wirelessguru1 28-Jan-04 00:24
Re: Questions about Truth 157 adequatedane 28-Jan-04 22:22
Re: Questions about Truth 143 wirelessguru1 29-Jan-04 01:03
Re: Questions about Truth 144 adequatedane 29-Jan-04 23:35
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Re: Questions about Truth 182 adequatedane 30-Jan-04 02:19
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Re: Questions about Truth 151 adequatedane 30-Jan-04 21:32
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Re: Questions about Truth 181 adequatedane 31-Jan-04 09:23
Re: Questions about Truth 160 wirelessguru1 31-Jan-04 19:33
Re: Questions about Truth 177 Zurg 30-Jan-04 13:19
Re: Questions about Truth 160 adequatedane 30-Jan-04 22:07
Re: Questions about Truth 169 Dominick Ohrbeck 30-Jan-04 21:39
Re: Questions about Truth 157 adequatedane 31-Jan-04 10:47
Re: Questions about Truth 160 Cesar 08-Feb-04 11:51


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