I’ve often been told that I should try a particular restaurant because it had a great review in the Straits Times. Somehow the written word, once written, and especially published, takes on a false credibility of its own.

I think that is absolute hogwash. And that statement I make has been sanitized and presented as mildly as I can. That restaurant or movie review is often the opinion of one person usually without deep or meaningful experience on the subject matter. That’s what it should be viewed as. Just because it is put into print in a media with a large circulation, does not make it true. Far from it.
You should not believe what you read here either.

We seem to have lost the capacity for critical thinking. What you read should not be taken at face value (but, I make an exception for the Bible).

Think. Do yourself a favour. Question before believing. Engage the truth with all your mind, all your soul, all your strength and all your heart.

Be careful of opinions. Just because it is published, does not make it true. It is an opinion. You have been given a mind. Use it.

We have a need to know the truth. But what is the truth? Interestingly, the definition of truth is far from being defined.

From Wikipedia:

“There is, however, no single definition of truth about which scholars agree, and numerous theories of truth continue to be widely debated. Differing opinions exist on such questions as what constitutes truth, how to define and identify truth, what roles do revealed and acquired knowledge play, and whether truth is subjective, relative, objective, or absolute”.

Of course, you need not believe that as being true.

My postulation is that there is no absolute secular truth as truth is relative to each individual. That is my own conclusion.

But I have the need to know the truth and somewhere to anchor my truth, else I am tossed to and fro like the waves in the sea.

I believe the absolute truth to be unchanging through time and space and as solid as a rock.

I have found the truth and the truth has truly set me free.

Honest.

I don’t expect you to believe me.

You need to test the hypothesis yourself.

John 8:32

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