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The Way I See It!

I am an Ultra-Conservative, Alpha-Male, True Authentic Leader, Type "C" Personality, who is very active in my community; whether it is donating time, clothes or money for Project Concern or going to Common Council meetings and voicing my opinions. As a blogger, I intend to provide a different viewpoint "The way I see it!" on various world, national and local issues with a few helpful tips & tidbits sprinkled in.

Truth a Perspective?

Culture, Leadership, Life, Policy, Rant Rave

Day 10 – Thursday May 15th 2008 - Still No real response from the Mayor – His public forum response said nothing

 

I recently was talking to a politician recently and he told me he doesn’t lie.  He also told me that he teaches his children to tell the truth.

 

This got me thinking.  Remember I did the tell the truth thing in the public forum.

 

Just a brush up for a few who may have forgotten what the means are.

 

Lie - a false statement made with deliberate intent to deceive; an intentional untruth; a falsehood.

 

Truth - conformity with fact or reality; verity, a verified or indisputable fact, proposition, principle, or the like

 

Fact - a truth known by actual experience or observation; something known to be true

 

Fiction - something feigned, invented, or imagined; a made-up story

 

White lie - An often trivial, diplomatic or well-intentioned untruth

 

Embellish - to enhance (a statement or narrative) with fictitious additions

 

Opinion - a belief or judgment that rests on grounds insufficient to produce complete certainty, a personal view, attitude, or appraisal.

 

I was watching the Star Wars movies on Spike (even though I own the DVDs) and the Obi-Wan Kenobi Quotes of “Many of the truths we cling to depend greatly on our point of view” and “So what I told you was true-from a certain point of view.”

 

People’s point of view really is the key.  Some people feel that not telling all is not a lie, or hiding parts as well not a lie.  Some people interrupt words, things in different ways, as it is human nature for us to be different.  One can reason with themselves that telling something from a certain point of view makes it not a lie.

 

Let’s at least get the misleading sleight-of-hand synonym subterfuge right, so does a magician lie when he displays subterfuge?

 

Heck even rumors have a sliver of truth.  Does truth have to have no lies as no lies can contain truth?  If a lie contains some truth, is it a lie?  Is a truth that contains a part of a lie still the truth?

 

Omit even the smallest bit from the truth and is it still the truth or is it now a lie?

 

Truth and facts are not the same.

 

Suspicious thoughts are common but error-prone.

 

Is a twisted truth when convenient a lie?

 

The truth of science is even cloudy.

 

The only proven fact in science is that nothing can be proven, only disproven.  That is the only firm foundation of science.

 

The basis behind science is to nothing as concrete, because you can't understand or observe everything that happens.  That's why every "law" in science is referred to as a theory, and not a proof.  Mathematics has proofs, literature and languages have laws, science only has theories.

 

So when a politician tells you he doesn’t lie, do you believe him?

 

Can a politician be trustworthy and honest?

 

Is it that this once noble profession has been reduced to people who lie for a living? 

 

Is lip service a lie?  Is lip-syncing a lie?

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