Black Spirituality Religion : Who Decides what is Truth and What Isn't?

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  1. river

    river Watch Her Flow MEMBER

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    If I decide that two plus two equals five and that works for me who is to say I'm wrong? What makes one person's math better than anyone else's?

    Suppose a book contains both truths and errors Is it true just because it contains truths? Is it false just because it contains errors?

    Poisoned carrots have just as much vitamin A as non-poisoned carrots.

    If the Church and the Mosque gave me the option to take what is true and leave the rest alone all would be well. But they tell me I must go whole hog or nothing and devote my life to the exclusion of anything outside their respective books. That's where I disagree.
     
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    Knowledge Seed Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Mathematics don't lie, so aint no arguing with that. But as far situations or your position on something, truth is subjective to perspective.
     
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    Someone once said there was no truth until you make it so.
     
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    Who decides the truth?

    The Truth is stable, unchanging, and unchangeable. Unfortunately each person's truth is filtered thru their knowledge and experiences. 2 + 2 = 4 all day long, but if you are bad at math, 2 + 2 = 5 will be your personal true equation until you are taught and learn better! A way to approach people without thumping them over the head with what is true (to me), and this has worked for me, is to ask them why they believe the way they believe. It creates a dialouge. I am not out to convert anyone to what I personally believe. thru my experiences I note a lot of good in most religions. And, to be honest I'd rather see how religion manifests in individuals, in other words, what is their "walk" like? If a person isn't living what they are talking, then their message, their truth, becomes shallow in my eyes, any way. But who am I to judge????????????
     
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    DARKSIDE MAGICK Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    CHAOS

    LETS DO THIS AGAIN

    ALL TRUTH IS HALF TRUTH.

    THE SO CALLED LIE IS THE SAME AS THE TRUTH.
     
  6. Keita Kenyatta

    Keita Kenyatta going above and beyond PREMIUM MEMBER

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    DarkMagic,

    What you have stated is true. What is true for you today may not be so a year from now. People say that time changes all things but this is not true either. Time does not change anything, it only presents the opportunity for change.
     
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    Truth is not found on earth

    ...but rather within that part of man that superscribes to GOD. :hearts3:

    In other words -- "Truth" is not an earthly thing but rather a divine virtue....!
     
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    Clyde C Coger Jr going above and beyond PREMIUM MEMBER

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    In the Spirit of Sankofa!



    mizjoice,

    Well said, mizjoice, well said!
     
  9. MRS. LADY

    MRS. LADY Banned MEMBER

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    you decide what the truth is..............

    like the part of the movie the great debators......

    q: who is ur opponent
    a: he doesn't exist

    q: and why doesn't he exist
    a: because god is the judge

    once u define what "god" is ..... i think u'll fine that u determine what the truth is....
     
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    MRS. LADY Banned MEMBER

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    creative mind would say that math can lie...

    because there are times when 2 = 1 and u can divide by 0 ..

    I could create a proof / theorem to explain it.. but I won't...

    it's funny that even the most skilled mathematician can't not see beyone his own rational mind......
     
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