A matter of fact, a matter of the truth

June 26, 2018

At our house we spend a lot of time shaking our heads at how the truth has become a casualty of U.S. politics.  It is hard to believe how so many believe things that have absolutely no basis in fact. And there’s nothing we can do about it because they lack the skill of discernment.

How do they square their bigoted views with their Christianity? It boggles the mind.  They brook no argument, either. As we start celebrating our nation’s independence it’s clear that the founding fathers would also be shaking their heads in disbelief. This is not what they intended. Even given the mores of the time.

By the way, the truth is not incompatible with conservatism. It’s just incompatible with falsehood.

Like Cayce, I’ve come to believe that the only way to survive is to live according to the truth. The Golden Rule is as good a guideline for life as I’ve ever heard.

Do unto others as you would have them do to you.

If this were the guide, so-called Christians would behave a lot differently.

But regardless of what they do and no matter how hard it might be, we must concern ourselves with ourselves.  For me it means to live the Golden Rule and the non-violence modeled by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

If we know who we are, our spiritual nature, and live by that wisdom, the world can go crazy, but we can’t go wrong.

Live by love. As far as others are concerned? I try really hard to manage my anger. And of course, to be politically active. Because that’s how we change things.

20 comments on “A matter of fact, a matter of the truth
  1. Roch says:

    I think it’s same here in the Philippines. There are too many opposing views about politics and religion. People shake their heads in disbelief in church and government heads, especially those who voted for leaders in position currently.

  2. candy says:

    Really sad to watch the news or even award shows that turn into hate fest. Being a christian doesn’t seem to be popular right now. I search for truth not popularity.

  3. Not just so called Christians, but ANY people who proclaim to follow a religion. We represent many sides of an odd shaped coin in my family, and we choose to pick apart the news together, tell each side as we see it, and be open to the fact that neither side is completely truthful.

  4. Me and my husband have learned that the truth is the way to liv. I feel if eveyone was transparent the world would be a better place.

  5. My parents always taught me to “Do unto others as you would have them do to you.” It’s so sad with what’s currently going on.

  6. It’s so important to put oneself in another’s shoes to truly understand what they are going through. It’s crazy what goes on nowadays in our society.

  7. Pam says:

    It is really important to consider how others feel and put yourself in their shoes. I definitely live by the golden rule.

  8. Heather says:

    I think there is a whole lot of embellishment and people believing what they think is truth. The state of the world is a scary place.

  9. Sue Reddel says:

    I sure try to live by the golden rule. So often most people don’t put themselves in other’s shoes before they tear into their beliefs. We live in a very troubling time when it is difficult to have civil conversations.

  10. Marysa says:

    It feels like things in the world have spiraled out of control lately. It’s tough to watch the news – it is stressful after a long day. We have enough stress in our daily lives, and it is hard to stay positive sometimes.

  11. Ricci says:

    I agree with the Golden Rule and I think more people should abide by it also. Great post!!

  12. Peter says:

    I don’t watch the news nor read the paper. Not the political side or world views. It’s like Groundhog Day the movie only the main characters change.the truth is all that matters at the end of the day

  13. Karen Morse says:

    I think the way I watch the news have changed ever since this new… administration has taken over. It just breaks my heart what our country has turned into. It’s so nice what you said, to live by love. I think we need more of that in the world.

  14. I am not sure why Christians are always the one being put on the spot light, what about other religions. I try to avoid politics because it makes my heart rate up lol. I think the Golden Rule is the way to go if you want to live a peaceful life.

  15. Jenn says:

    I love this! I’m focused on developing a strong sense of empathy on my children.

  16. Reesa Lewandowski says:

    I feel like we truly live in the dark when comes to so much and that is scary and sad. I just hope the truth comes out and things can be made right again, some how some way.

  17. Kate Andrews says:

    I think we all need to be much kinder to each other, and also stop drawing lines between “us” and “them.”

  18. Louisa says:

    This is the main reason I don’t watch the news often. It’s sad to see and hear them talk about the truth (or lack thereof) like it means nothing. Like Reesa mentioned, this are some dark times.

  19. Heather says:

    It’s hard to understand why things are the way they are right now. But we are turning our head turning into action, so I know it’ll be alright in the end!

  20. This is a great quote! I’m a firm believer in living truthfully.

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