Monday, November 19, 2012

Ron Paul Farewell Speech: Only Moral Revival Can Save America

Ron Paul recently gave a farewell speech on the house floor of congress. I have included some links to it below:

[Video] Congressman Ron Paul's Farewell Speech to Congress - YouTube

[Transcript] Ron Paul's farewell message to America: Embrace liberty or face self-destruction

Some have labeled this speech as, "...arguable the single most important speech in American history." I think that if all Americans read AND understood this speech, our country would be far better off. Ron Paul is not perfect and his views are not perfect, but this speech does a great job describing what is wrong with our country and the only solution.

Here are a couple lines from his speech that I agree with!

Benjamin Franklin claimed "only a virtuous people are capable of freedom." John Adams concurred: "Our Constitution was made for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other."

"The ultimate solution is not in the hands of the government."

This speech is not perfect, but I agree with most of it. The premise of liberty and freedom is extremely important. He should have gone a little farther and explained that Biblical foundations are the best path to achieving a "moral and virtuous" people.

I just saw this quote on Facebook and decided to share it here:
"Do not interfere with anything in the Constitution. That must be maintained, for it is the only safeguard of our liberties. " - Abraham Lincoln

Thursday, November 15, 2012

What is Truth?

What is Truth? This is a big question. One everybody should care about. The implications of misunderstanding truth are huge. Let us start with a definition from the dictionary.

 Merriam-Webster Dictionary Definition #2:
truth noun \'trĂ¼th\
a (1) : the state of being the case : fact (2) : the body of real things, events, and facts : actuality (3) often capitalized : a transcendent fundamental or spiritual reality
b: a judgment, proposition, or idea that is true or accepted as true <truths of thermodynamics>
c: the body of true statements and propositions

One of the key words in this definition is the word "fact". Looking that word up on Merriam-Webster's website reveals a synonym of "reality". The question is then, who's reality defines Truth?

Here is the definition of of Truth as I see it:

Truth is that which matches reality as perceived by God, because only God's perception of reality is undistorted and perfectly clear.

As humans we can seek to find truth, but we do not determine truth. Only God can dictate truth. Therefore, when science reveals some new discovery it is always good to be skeptical, especially if that proposed discovery contradicts God's version of reality. Sometimes scientific discoveries have a way of being found wrong later.

As fallible humans with a finite understand of reality, we must be careful what we accept as absolute Truth. Accepting incorrect truths distorts are view of reality and affects are life drastically.

 For information on Truth I suggest this DVD series:

The Truth Project