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"All great truths begin as blasphemies" - George Bernard Shaw

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posted on Mar, 27 2015 @ 11:44 AM
'All great truths begin as blasphemies". - George Bernard Shaw

First - hat tip to celticdog who used this quote in a post here at ATS. I read it and got to thinking ... is it true? Have all great truths began as blasphemies? Most 'great truths' that I can think of have been fought against by those in control or by the indoctrinated. I thought we could examine 'great truths' and see if George Bernard Shaw was right about them starting as blasphemies. And I thought we could look at what is going on in the world today and see what truths are trying to make inroads but are not being accepted by the masses because they are considered blasphemies or heresies, or because people aren't prepared to accept the 'new' great truth.

- Jesus coming to say that 'Love God and Love Your Neighbor' was what God really wants. He was murdered for saying it. His great truth was 'love'. It was considered blasphemy because it was so simple and it took power away from those in charge.

- A great truth that is considered blasphemy by many today - 'All men are created equal'. In different places around the world people are not respected because they are women, or because they are homosexual, or because they have a certain skin color, etc. The great truth 'all men are created equal' is literally considered blasphemy by billions of people on the planet.

What other great truths, through history or in play now, were/are considered "blasphemies" (rejected) by humanity?

posted on Mar, 27 2015 @ 11:50 AM
a reply to: FlyersFan

And some start as "Ill mannered posts"

posted on Mar, 27 2015 @ 11:52 AM
De revolutionibus orbium coelestium by Nicolaus Copernicus
Stated that the Earth was not the center of the universe.

Major blasphemy in those days.

posted on Mar, 27 2015 @ 11:55 AM
a reply to: FlyersFan

Galileo's heliocentric view of the universe was investigated during the Roman Inquisition in 1615 and determined as "false" and "contrary" to scripture.

Woops - that was a bit embarrassing for the church now innit???

posted on Mar, 27 2015 @ 11:58 AM
Enantiodromia in action!

To paraphrase Harvey, you either die a blasphemy or live long enough to see yourself become a great truth.


posted on Mar, 27 2015 @ 12:01 PM
a reply to: FlyersFan

"In questions of science, the authority of a thousand is not worth the humble reasoning of a single individual."

-Galileo Galilei

posted on Mar, 27 2015 @ 12:34 PM
One I think many here would feel strongly about:

Nature is NOT something to be conquered but something to feel grateful for, nurture and revere, as our ancestors did many thousands of years ago, before the modern "anthropocene" era...
Its a fundamentally flawed and dangerous dogma that persists and its the source of ill health, polluted habitats, disrupted microclimates, and unprecedented species extinction across the planet. but amazingly people still deny the evidence of manmade climate change..

Good thread flyersfan, S&F... I wonder what others members might come up with... I think there are many more out there that we all too often take for granted and forget about.

posted on Mar, 27 2015 @ 12:48 PM
a reply to: FlyersFan

Jesus teaching non-dualism in the middle east - that all ultimately arise in and as a modification of the indivisible Divine.

According to John 17:21...

21that they may all be one; even as You, Father, are in Me and I in You, that they also may be in Us, so that the world may believe that You sent Me. 22"The glory which You have given Me I have given to them, that they may be one, just as We are one;…

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posted on Mar, 27 2015 @ 10:06 PM
Manmade climate change is BS.
Thats considered blasphemy!

And here we are, still above water, we havent roasted, the polar bears are thriving, and Al Gore is immensly rich!

posted on Mar, 27 2015 @ 10:33 PM

A new scientific truth does not triumph by convincing its opponents and making them see the light, but rather because its opponents eventually die, and a new generation grows up that is familiar with it. Max Plank

posted on Mar, 28 2015 @ 08:27 PM
Obviously the greatest truth is we are all one and and ownership of anything isn't real we were meant to share everything with all (besides lovers of course unless your into it). Oh and institutions will never save you but gradually get worse because that is human nature when u give someone power over anybody it's always a bad idea

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