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Truth is not vague July 25, 2007

Posted by vsap in Blogroll, Uncategorized.
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Truth is not vague. Its context is precise. Interpretation of Truth is open to the vagaries and biases inherent in the human condition. Divine revelation and intervention are Truth. When laid in human hands or set in human hearts and minds, they, too, may be victimized by the human condition. Then, it is unfortunate, but not surprising, that Truth is set in the context we construct for it so that it might preserve or validate our point of view and our actions.

 

There are at least two sides to any human argument of Truth. That does not diminish Truth’s singularity. It demonstrates that humans are not capable of understanding Truth in whole, only in part, and in the context of their particular circumstances. Truth is the tree falling in the forest and creating an incredible crashing noise even when no human ear hears it. Truth instructs us as we walk a path and see a fallen tree, that it was once vertical and now is horizontal. While we may not know the exact time or circumstances of its falling, Truth has revealed the evidence which we can accept on its face or investigate to remove any doubt. Truth is not vague. Its context is precise.

 

The Bible is the primary source of Truth. Yet, its interpretation has been the source of heresies and schisms created by individuals and often by organized or unorganized groups. Their goal is to claim Truth as their own to the exclusion of anything or anyone they choose. As their obedience to Truth subsides or becomes truncated, so, too, their tolerance diminishes. It is here, where the cogs wear against one another as they ceaselessly turn in time and circumstance, that we witness the wearisomeness inherent in the human condition. Having fallen from Truth, humanity struggles to create a comfortable context for that part of Truth they believe they can possess. Even when the entire Truth is presented, as it is in the Bible, there is no consensus among believers. Truth is not changed by interpretations from the fallen and imperfect.

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