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Janey, it is so difficult to know what truth is! So many horrible things happen on earth, but mankind is still too ignorant to keep them from happening. Until we make education a priority in our lives, there's really not much that we can do. Also, while we must always consider other people's ideas, we must not allow ourselves to be swayed by them either.

For example, it seems that many people want to twist other people's arms, to make them hate President Bush. Those of us who refuse to hate him, or convince ourselves that he is another Hitler, are really subjected to terrible pressures, mockery, insults, etc. Yet, truth excites no negative passions. Can we get angry with people who say they don't "believe" that autos, TV sets, sky, sun, etc., exist?

Being a fanatic on the question of belief for most of my life, over the years I have developed a peculiar ability to visualize all the things I "believe" in stacked up on my left side, and all the things I actually "know" stacked up on my right side. When someone asks me to make a judgement on a certain person, having me read articles, etc., I compare what I am pressured to "believe" about this person with the stack of "truths" on my right side. I invariably notice that the stack of truths is microscopically small, almost on ground level, and that the beliefs are stacked sky high. That's when I realize I'm too ignorant to make an accurate judgement.

Janey, it truly scares me to be surrounded most of the time by people who choose the pile on the left side, to make their most important decisions and judgments in life.

Gene

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What a nice post... 149 drew 31-Jan-20 00:38


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