Up@dawn 2.0

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Truth.

Joseph K. Sasraku
2nd Installment
Truth and Christianity.

Let's take history for an instance, in most of our schooling history is taught to us in different many levels, sometimes we hear the same thing repeated many of times. Learning the history of ourselves and of others may it be of race, gender, nations, events, and even locations. But yet we were either not there or possibly will not ever visit the so-called historical events and locations yet we still believe everything we are taught is true and correct simply because a teacher student in front of you in class force-fed you information one way or the other and told you that, this is correct and true. How did they acquired this information? Because they were also told, they did not experience it but was just told. And yes, most would say well we have records and writings and statues and paintings to prove these historical events but we truly do not know if they are true because we were never there we were simply told by these objects such as paintings and statues writings. Maybe Julius Caesar was not truly assassinated maybe he committed suicide and his closest friends were blame for his death, maybe even Julius never existed maybe he was just a myth and a story told in Rome. You see the truth nowadays it is what we have made it nobody knows the truth but we all know the truth and by that I mean the truth that we have made the truth now written in our textbooks the truths that make things right and wrong. I believe there is a reality we simply cannot see or imagine, and it is one of absolute truth. Imagine how the world would be if everyone told the truth, I personally can’t even imagine what that would look like it’s impossible to imagine a day in “The Truth”. Now I could imagines life in “A Truth”.  Because that is what I’m living right now, and also  because I  believe I’m alive right now, that it is December 2, 2015 and 1:13 pm while I’m typing this installment and that I live on a planet which is round, or better yet a sphere. That is true right? The earth is sphere, how do I and everyone else on this planet know that, because we were told that when humans went to outer space and look back to earth it was a sphere and they took really cool pictures and there were globes and maps made. And we simple believe this idea because we were “told” and “shown” when the real question to ask is not, “Is the Earth a sphere” but, “Have you gone out to see it for yourself.”

1 comment:

  1. "...we still believe everything we are taught is true and correct simply because a teacher student in front of you in class force-fed you information one way or the other and told you that, this is correct and true."-

    What do you mean, "we"?

    True education is the process of learning to learn, and that includes learning to think critically and challenge authority. So I hope your "we" is merely rhetorical, though I do encounter plenty of students who clearly have not thought to challenge the orthodoxy of their earliest years. Maybe it's not too late for them to begin learning.

    "...the real question to ask is not, “Is the Earth a sphere” but, “Have you gone out to see it for yourself.”

    I don't think we have to be agnostic about a flat vs. round earth. Photographic evidence is pretty compelling, and the probability of a successful universal conspiracy to deceive us all about the veracity of those photos (not to mention all the other aspects of our collective experience that corroborate the sphericity of our rock, countless recorded circumnavigations, etc. etc.) is practically nil.

    That's how knowledge works generally: multiple lines of convergent evidence support a hypothesis. You didn't have to be there.

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