Monday, 24 December 2012

Wayne LaPierre ÷ & conquer strategy

i believe truth is pretty easy to spot.

by paying attention, i feel like i can tell if someone is lying to me or not.  sometimes it takes a bit of practice.  some folks are really hard to peg.  but for the most part, i feel like i have a pretty decent B.S. meter

philosophers have argued for centuries about the nature of truth.  that usually gets wrapped up in the nature of man, nature of God, purpose of pain, purpose of life realm of questioning.

i believe that truth is relative.  quantum physics teaches us that relativity is a law of the universe.  which is part of why being human is important to survival.  without relativity we could figure a way out of needing to exist.

so truth is relative.  usually killing is wrong.  sometimes it is right.  sometimes it is the only righteous thing you can do.  sometimes killing happens in haste, sometimes its planned out.  they are all different.  justice requires judges because no two cases are ever the same.

i also believe that truth is light.  that truth has an energy about it.  it has matter.  that truth changes us physically.  part of the purpose of life is to become prisms of light.
"my voice is Spirit; my Spirit truth; truth abides and has no end; and if it be in your it shall abound.  and your eye be single to my glory, your whole bodies shall be filled with light, and there shall be no darkness in you; and that body which is filled with light comprehends all things.  Therefore, sanctify yourselves that your minds become single to God, and the days will come that you shall see him for he will unveil his face unto you, and it shall be in his own time, and in his own way, and according to his own will." (Joseph Smith, Dec 27 1832)

the bible teaches us that being in the presence of truth invites the Holy Spirit and we can tell we are feeling the "fruits of the spirit" when we feel: love, joy, peace, long-suffering, gentleness, kindess, temperance.

when i read words like "they shall rebuke may people: and they shall beat their swords unto plow-shares, and their spears into pruning-hooks -- nation shall not life up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war anymore" i don't feel dogmatic, i feel like this is a hope we can all hold.  peace and love should never be outlawed.  i thought peace and love is what we are all here to promote?

therefore, i believe this video is the antithesis of truth

from the Joseph Smith 1830:
"Blood for the saints shall cry from the ground ...  because of pride, false teachers, and false doctrine. 
Their churches have become corrupted, and their churches are lifted up; because of pride they are puffed up.
They rob the poor; persecute the meek; and the poor in heart, for:
  • fine sanctuaries; 
  • fine clothing; 
  • to feed their sense of pride 

O! the wise, learned and/or rich, who believe your excess is justified! and all those who preach false doctrines ... Wo unto you that turn aside the just for a thing of naught and revile against that which is good, and say it is of no worth!

paraphrased from 2 Nephi 28:10-23

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