In a world of deception, discernment is a survival skill.
Date: 4/20/2007 9:03:19 AM ( 6 y ) ... viewed 1899 times
There is something fundamentally wrong with the way people go about determining if something is true or not. Poor logic skills notwithstanding, they tend to be very inconsistent in this. For example, they blindly swallow the government and media conspiracy theory (obscure Arabs with poor piloting skills penetrated the strongest military air defense in the world), yet when evidence compells others to question this (see Smoking Guns ), these others are called "conspiracy theorists".
But the nature of conspiracy is deception, so why do people think the truth should be so obvious that it couldn't possibly be covered up?
Think about it. First you assume the gov't and media couldn't possibly be infiltrated and controlled by any group with a sinister agenda. Then you are effectively insulated against any and all claims to the contrary. It's very simple and effective crowd control.
And the same situation reigns over the churches. We presume the innocence of leaders and so are utterly shocked when one of them is "outed". We consider them anomalies, no matter how many times this happens! The people who stay glued to TBN and throw money at those rich spiritual harlots are every bit as brainwashed as the followers of Jim Jones were, and they're drinking the same "kool-aid".
Then when we find out that someone like Rick Warren "comes out" and brags about his membership in that satanic cult known as The Council on Foreign Relations (see This Article), we still think he's really a "good guy" and a Christian pastor. Amazing.
Not only can't people see the forest for the trees, they can't distinguish good from bad in any one person or movement. The 911 Truth movement has a lot of things right, but they also tend to support people who do some very bad things. These bad things don't matter, only 911 Truth, and it's the same problem as churches who overlook Warren's CFR membership because, after all, he promotes some kind of "Christianity".
Discernment means seeing the difference between right and wrong, true and false. But we are looking at life through a thick, poisonous fog. The truth will NOT be obvious! It will not be simple, easy, predictable, or sensible. You can't demand science lab facts before you accept that Warren is a traitor, or that our own government is responsible for 911, or you'd have to throw out every conviction ever delivered against criminals in every court of law. In fact, the courts would be a waste of time, because they do not operate under scientific fact but legal or forensic principles of probability.
But the main point I want to get across is that the truth is not going to jump into your lap for you. It will run from you and put up smoke screens. It will put on disguises and change its voice. It will do everything to distract you from your mission to uncover it.
Evil, like cockroaches, runs from the light. People who are in denial about various truths simply turn on the lights and say, "See? No roaches. You're imagining things." But the real truth seekers will look in the dark, and under cabinets.
Are you a seeker or a denier?
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