Fear - the assassin of reason
Resistance to evidence which exposes or threatens a person's philosophy is well known to behavioural science. We do not give up our convictions easily - we fear to have them challenged. We find it very difficult to accept evidence when it is opposed to our basic beliefs.
When we feel we need to defend something, apparently there is something to defend. But what exactly? Surely not a truth, since a truth need no defence. It's the nature of a truth that it can stand on its own.
So, when a purported truth 'need be defended', it usually is a sign it's actually an untruth. An untruth, due to its own specific nature, needs to be defended in order to be perpetuated since it cannot stand on its own. It is in need of other untruth' in support to maintain it.
Anyone who told a lie or an untruth and was called upon it, knows this out of experience and is thus gifted with empirical evidence. Take any real life example you can think of, great or small, and when you examine it honestly and rationally, you will find it valid: an untruth, contrary to a truth, connot stand on its own when addressed.
The ardent religionist however, will tell you that you can't hope to understand anything he says, and then writing down assertion after assertion representing his "proof" after which he demands that you admit he has proved whatever he claims to have proved even though you can't understand the assertions as he claimed beforehand you can't.
The so-called apologist is therefore actually a self-refutationist.
- abductive, inductive, deductive are
the 3 basic modes of reasoning and
when we fail to discern between them
we are destined to act accordingly ...
... after all, inference demands explicit contains implicit
so, iff what is explicitly posed is true, then what it
necessarily infers or implies must logically be true
as well - if not, then it is incontrovertibly axiomatic
there is something amiss with the explicitly posed ...
... the excruciating irony of incomprehensibility
& self-refutation thus; those oblivious of it become
indispensably the experts in applying it, effectually
revealing the exact opposite of apparent intent
thereby granting the courtesy of instant clarification.
Mice In A Maze-Going In Circles
It is as it is - It goes as it goes
If it doesn't go, that's how it goes
If it isn't, then that's how it is
New!! Improved!! Now With T-Formula!!
I like hu-mans. Really
They do funnee stuffs
They seems to live with the
impression that they is some
sorts of omniscient - you can
then always depend on them
to tells you exactly what your
thoughts and feelings is.
There is forgiveness. Unfortunately, forgiveness doesn't mean a thing
..... when not applied that is. Therefore, it is I who forgive, publically
those who either dare or will not - for, as it seems, they are not ready
yet, to do so by themselves; out of themselves. I hereby thus, plow
the road; leading the way, for those eager to walk that walk as well.
JVH, July 20, 2010, 2:22