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Your description of truth and lies sound's like good and evil. You make it also sound religous. In fact, religion itself is a lie perpeptuated and continued by man. A white lie to feel better about himself. To give himself a reason to live. I do good, I goto heaven and live an eternal life in bliss. There's no actual evidence of this occuring to the person's who believe this. So why believe it when the truth of reality will set them free? Our animal instinct's are what make's us human. We're still primitive animal's. Painfully obvious by our action's. Not one single human alive is so highly evolved that they can consider themselve's as having to risen above the status of animal's. We're just a more evolved efficient form, intelligent/self aware, tool using animal.
Originally posted by Produkt
I'm not saying accepting we're driven by animal instinct's is an excuse, but it is the reason. Granted, we could strive to be better then we are, at this point in time, I don't see that happening. Truth isn't good, it's just truth. Lie's aren't evil, they're just lie's. You label them as good and as evil based upon your belief's of what good and evil is, but your good is someone else's evil. Do you have children?
Do you lie to them, and tell them about santa, about the easter bunny? Do you celebrate any holiday based upon the belief and observance of these lies or religous belief's?
Have you yourself, your family, or your offspring all risen above these lie's to bask in the goodness of truth? Have you become so alien to human society as to think you fully grasp what it is your saying? Do you follow what you say? Have you never, once in your life told a lie, or stopped telling lie's? Sure you could answer yes to that, and I would say your lying.
I teach them to seek the TRUTH. To accept no less than the TRUTH. To always doubt what one believes, to always be pursuing the TRUTH. To be preferred, to be the unveiling of the universe, to be the unveiling of the self. To Know is to know what is true, though what is true may not be attainable, it is the responsibility of all beings who consider themselves Human. To be a tragedy when truth is not sought. To be sad.
Do not excuse your lies by turning questions back upon me. Do not forgive your lies, you are only harming yourself. I have only myself to answer to, and only myself to rely upon as I traverse this world. It is my responsibility to try and enrich those around me, to me it means to bring truth... to be a bringer of truth, to be prometheus.
I have not informed any child I may or may not have of any belief. Celebrating a holiday is not "FALSE", depending on your reasons for celebrating. Should you choose to celebrate, you ultimately have a reason for the choice.
Originally posted by bigpappadiaz
Some men spend their entire lives contemplating this stuff, and never find the answer, and yet you're supposed to be better than them?
But what these men lacked was a complete understanding of our history. In order for us to know what we need to do with our lives, I think we need to know what was really going on in our world, and not what someone wants us to know. A complete, true history; not one that has been twisted and distorted by leaders and men. You can take pieces gathered from here and there, and it will paint a picture...
Originally posted by TheCrystalSword
All of the comments I have made are arguing exactly that... the ignorance of man, and also the arrogance.