Truth that Divides

Accept and respect others core beliefs. Not agree, or even completely understand. But tolerate without prejudice that this is the way of things.

What is Truth?

“Jesus answered, “You say that I am a king. In fact, the reason I was born and came into the world is to testify to the truth. Everyone on the side of truth listens to me.”38 “What is truth?” retorted Pilate.” (John 18:37,38)

The Southern Baptist years ago attacked what they called “Moral Relativism”. (It may be your truth but not my truth) Their belief, as fundamentalist Christians were the Bible was Truth and the only truth. Not relative, nor disputable.
Recently a post in a newsgroup I read said similar about Islam; “Believers in the Truth…”
They mention Jesus in their teachings, but more as a minor prophet. Not the same Jesus the Christians speak of. Neither is lying, as far as their belief in their definition of Truth. Dictionary.com had about 7 statements about TRUTH. I chose number 6.
 
“An obvious or accepted fact:….” Our world, that we accept as truth, form our;  personality, beliefs, morality, life view are made up of connected and overlapping circles of our experiences. It becomes more complicated in the modern technological cultures, which isn’t true in many parts of the world, yet are similar.
OUR IMMEDIATE FAMILY AND COMMUNITY BELIEFS
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Our truth begins with our circle of family, community, and friends. We build from their beliefs, truths, morality, and religion. We come away with our own perspective, but it at least begins as a commonality here.
 OUR CORE BELIEFS EXTENDED
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Then other circles join or overlap this circle, with the beliefs of our nation, our religious leaders, political and moral leaders. Our circle of friends and contacts grow. (more with internet access) We add educational influences, teachers, professors. Religious leaders: Priest, Popes, Mullah’s, Imams, Lamas. And of course Literature,    Media, and pop culture. Soon our circle combines to make us complete.

 OUR TOTAL BELIEF SYSTEM, A MOSIAC OF INFLUENCE
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All the overlapping influences make up who we are, and what we believe somewhere in there. This is our truth. We may die or defend this mixture of influences. To us, it is as absolute as it is to the staunchest fundamentalist.

When we add all the beliefs (TRUTHS) in the world it can be complex, messy, and lead to conflict, bigotry, oppression, racism, and war.
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AN ARRAY OF OPPOSING WORLD BELIEFS
We cannot change a culture’s beliefs in an instance. We can discuss and find commonality in many areas of agreement. This has settled many disputes and has often been the basis of peace, and treaties.

 

However, what we need is a true willingness to accept tolerance. Accept and respect others core beliefs. Not agree, or even completely understand. But tolerate without prejudice that this is the way of things. This is the TRUTH for them as much as out TRUTH is for us. Absolute Truth? Let go of that concept for the sake of peace.

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TOLERANCE

 

 

 

This is who we are, who our neighbors are, and peoples different than us. It’s the beginning of world peace. Tolerance of the differences among us can lead to a happier and more peaceful planet. Acceptance of variances in Race, Gender, Religion, Age and the many wonderful diversities that have been created, evolved, or just by wonderful happenstance.

 

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WORLD PEACE

 

 

 

 

Strive to tolerate, understand differences are the norm, show respect, consideration, and compassion for all beings. The Human Race.

 

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by James Kirk-Wiggins, April 2, 2018

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Author: Jim Kirk-Wiggins

I am a retired warrior of 24 years. The new battle front for me is the corruption, loss of vision, and mission in government. Congress, intelligence agencies, FBI, FCC, and FTC. The Supreme court often fails to see the forest for the trees. The forest is true democracy, equally protected, equally represenred. Not based on wealth, power or influence, but on the individual. Rulings based on one fact or one principle are but webs of distraction, and open doors for tyranny. Through blogs, twitter, Google communities I expose, investigate, and attack the enemies of democracy, with the power of the CPU not the sword. Free Press is now a consolidated, one voice, liberal, globalistic, political propaganda tool. Until real campaign finance reform removes wealth as a force in elections, legislation, and national policy we will be a functioning oligarchy, with smoke and mirrors democracy. The media will then become free, and America’s experimental democracy may evolve. I am a voice in the media wilderness, awaken from your slumber, drop your chains, secure freedom for yourself and future generations. By James Kirk-Wiggins. March 2018 Creative Commons Licensed - BY.

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