Carl Sagan gets it.

 

 

Cheers,

William Thames

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8 responses to “Carl Sagan gets it.”

  1. rebecca2000 says :

    I think politics and religion could use my I was wrong and you were right song.

  2. cshowers says :

    That’s so sad, but not exactly true… many times the scientific community presents their facts as truth, refusing to change their opinions, even though evidence points to something else… (i.e. – look at this article about salt – http://www.nytimes.com/2012/06/03/opinion/sunday/we-only-think-we-know-the-truth-about-salt.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0) For over 40 years, we’ve been told that salt is bad for us and causes high blood pressure, when there is actually no real evidence to prove it.

    The same is true with religion. Many people believe a whole lot of things simply based on the fact that they like how it makes them feel. It doesn’t seem to matter to many whether there is actually any truth in their beliefs or not. They believe what they want to hear… so sad, because truth is not based on our beliefs, nor merely on facts, which may contain some truth, but not all truth.

    One of the most interesting scriptures for me is John 18:37-38, when Pilate and Jesus have this discussion… Pilate therefore said to Him, “Are You a king then?”

    Jesus answered, “You say rightly that I am a king. For this cause I was born, and for this cause I have come into the world, that I should bear witness to the truth. Everyone who is of the truth hears My voice.”

    Pilate said to Him, “What is truth?” And when he had said this, he went out again to the Jews, and said to them, “I find no fault in Him at all.” (NLT)

    Pilate asked the question of the one who claimed to be the Truth, “What is truth?” But isn’t it interesting that he didn’t stick around to hear the answer? For him, it was just a rhetorical question. And even though the evidence and the facts pointed to Jesus’ guilt, and He was later crucified, it’s interesting that Pilate could find no fault in Him. 🙂

    You see, truth is irrefutable, and many of the church’s beliefs today are most assuredly refutable. Sadly, we’ve exchanged the truth of God for a lie, and then, because the church markets so many myths as “truth”, we wonder why no one is attending the church and why no one believes.

    As for politics, we that goes without saying… most politicians say whatever is necessary to get elected. Truth isn’t an option for most.

    I enjoyed reading your post. Many blessings to you!

    Cheryl

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