Thursday, September 23, 2004

There is only one truth

“There is only one truth. How we interpret that truth is called belief”

When people who believe in SCAM are shown that their beliefs have no scientific basis they often reply with a comment along the lines of, “It’s true for me.”

This infers that there is more than one truth. Personal experiences can create very strong personal attachments and beliefs, but they are still only beliefs, not the truth.

Consider the position of the sun in relation to the earth and the universe. The Sun is a star that is placed along the edge of the Milky Way Galaxy. The Earth circles the Sun. This is the situation now and for the last billion years or so.

Thousands of years ago, people believed the Sun was a god looking down on them. They fought against those who did not believe in this god.

Hundreds of years ago, people believed that the Earth was at the centre, and the Sun revolved around the Earth. Again they defended their beliefs, even killing heretics who dared to suggest otherwise.

Now we know that the Earth travels around the Sun, the Sun travels around the Milky Way and the Milky Way is just one of many galaxies.

Now despite all of these different beliefs, the truth never changed. For the last billion years, the Earth travelled around the Sun and the Sun travelled around the galaxy. Would we take anyone seriously who said that the Sun was a god, or that the Sun circled the Earth? What if they say, “But it’s true for me”?

Truth is not possessive. There is no such thing as my truth, your truth, their truth or anyone else’s truth. There is only THE truth. Anything that does not match the truth is belief. Not only that, but false belief.

So phrases such as “It’s true for me” really mean “I have been shown the truth but decided to ignore it and settle for false belief.”

"There is only one truth. How we interpret that truth is called belief."

"The presence of belief does not indicate the existence of truth."


At Tuesday, August 30, 2005 12:29:00 am, Blogger Rick Fisk said...

Your post is funny. It applies to your own beliefs equally but I wonder how you would react if somebody told you that there is no scientific evidence available that show vaccines to have erradicated much less prevented any disease.

In Japan, for instance, near the turn of the century, there was a 100% vaccination rate amongst the population there. Yet there were still terrible outbreaks of smallpox. It wasn't until they stopped the vaccinations (some people getting them MORE than once) that the outbreaks ceased.

The SCAM is in the offering of "modern" medicine as the cure-all in spite of the fact that even by common-sense standards, much of what modern medicine offers as treatments do not even remotely make sense.

Nobody got cancer because their body lacked radiation or chemo-therapy medication.

You can believe whatever you wish, but before you claim that medicines offered by the pharmacuetical companies are more effective than vitamins, show me your research. There has been plenty to show that vitamins and nutrition are the key to disease prevention.

There is no study available that suggest a person without cancer can take radiation or chemo-therapy treatments as prophylactics.

At Monday, January 26, 2009 1:38:00 am, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"The presence of belief, does not indicate the existence of truth."

This is perhaps the most concise argument I have read and applaud your efforts to expose "Alternative Medicine"

Why is it when someone's car is broken they don't go to an "Alternative Mechanic?"



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