Thoughts On Us:

11/16/20212 min read


I’ve been re-reading the book 23 minutes in hell by Bill Wiese, which is a sobering read for a Christian and down right frightening for someone who isn’t.

The author does an excellent job of bringing in support from the Bible and past philosophers and even with much of that being written hundreds or thousands of years ago I can’t help but see the relevance to the issues we face today as a culture, society and species.

Seeking truth has never had more meaning or been more important than it is today. Right now! At this point in time. If it was difficult to determine what is true and what isn’t in the past we are coming into an entirely new paradigm.

Anyone that wants to promote a viewpoint as truth as never had more tools at their fingertips than they do right now. They can enlist the help of artificial intelligence which has read, indexed and perfectly remembers hundreds of millions of documents to generate seemingly well thought out support and arguments for any viewpoint the wish to promote as truth.

Now bring in the fact that anyone with an opposing viewpoint can be deep faked in a video that looks 100% genuine denying that opposing viewpoint and agreeing with the viewpoint they diametrically oppose and seeking truth becomes an almost impossible task.

Pascal, a French philosopher (1623-1662) a philosopher and mathematician who developed the theory of probability wrote when it comes to matters of truth.I prefer to believe those writers who get their throats cut for what they write.Solomon, one of the wisest men who ever lived put it this way, he who answers a matter before he hears it, it is folly and shame to him.

In proverbs it puts it another wayIf we set aside our own opinions and seek true understanding, then we become the beneficiaries of it.“The only barrier to truth is to assume you already have it”

Chuck Missler, Genius IQ

The nature of human beings is to get defensive when we’re told we’re wrong, especially if we are already unsure in what we are stating we know to be trueIt is the sin of pride that can the biggest culprit in divisive speech, if we can set aside our presumptions and preconceptions perhaps the misconceptions we have can be repudiated or the outright insults we throw at each other can be avoided.