In the world there are many lies: some proven, some unproven, some spoken, some unspoken.
At one point I started collecting all of them here in my conspiracy catch-all post. Sorry for the lack of updates, by the way.
There are negative terms created for people who have an interest in either exposing lies or seeking truth. Even if these terms appear positive, they are applied with a hint of mockery. Terms like ‘conspiracy theorists’, ‘tin hatters‘, ‘truthers’, etc. I have not yet found a positive term for such a person, incidentally. Perhaps the the least negative term I’ve heard is ‘eccentric’.
But one should not be surprised. Satan (if you believe he exists) is the father of lies and has much authority here on earth until a certain undisclosed date at which point his kingdom and power shall end. Until then, however, it should come as no surprise that people who live and promote lies seem to enjoy favour and benefits. Conversely, it should come as no surprise that someone who investigates any of these potential lies too deeply would be girdled with negative titles and even ostracized as those with the most to lose, tend to be in control.
And for sure, I just lost at least 50% of the readers who won’t entertain the concept of a Creator or God in their lives. No problem. I welcome you back later to read this post. All in due season…
Everyone on earth has a subconscious knowledge that everything is broken and corrupt to the core. For some topics (ie. a presidential election, 9/11, privacy invasions, government controls, the monetary system, GMO foods, fluoride in water, etc) the issues have so many clear proofs and/or affect their daily lives so they are unable to avoid them and ultimately need to acknowledge them, possibly even taking action. For other topics (ie. chem trails, flat earth, the existence of God and Satan, aliens, etc) there is either a lack of data available and/or the topic requires faith – a substance which cannot be purchased or conjured up.
Anyone who takes the step to explore truth about any of these topics, is free to do so. They are told by most people in their circle of influence things like, ‘it’s a free world’ or ‘fill your boots’ or ‘go to town’. At this point the truther (let’s use this term because quite frankly I like it) is somewhat encouraged and starts to dig deeper in the topic. They start to share their ideas with friends, family and co-workers, and some of the truthers rock their proverbial boats and the status quo while ruffling their proverbial feathers, if you will. It is at this point where the mighty chasm is dug. As they peel the layers of lies away they realize there really is something here – and the feel compelled to share their findings with others. I mean, after all, if you care about those around you and you’ve discovered that the air they are breathing is poison, it would only seem reasonable to offer them a gas mask to spare them from imminent destruction.
But, sadly, it seems non-truthers (I need a better term for that… lie-lovers? Nope. Too insulting… Even-Keelers? Nope. Not clear enough. Sheeple? Nope. I don’t like the negative terminology as the Bible says we are the sheep of God’s hand. Lemmings…. really close but still a bit insulting. Rat-racers? Close again but used associated more with economics… The problem here is that there are ‘partial truthers’ out there and lots of them. They just may not be willing to look at some specific topics because the implications are too great. We need a clear term to apply to someone when they are not ready (yet) to investigate (in detail) a topic. Pardon the digression but I believe I have found a good term:
“The un-inclined” (hyphen added for clarity)
I like this term because it simply means ‘not ready or willing to look at this topic (yet)”
Back to the topic…
…But sadly, it seems that the un-incliners of the world need to be in the right season of their lives, or have something happen to them to entertain the topic. Whether you are discussing the existence of God or whether the earth is flat or round, it requires someone to be inclined to look at the topic in a certain amount of depth. Some of the topics out there have too many implications to investigate and/or the person has already established a seemingly unbreakable position and there is little or no reason to discuss the topic with said person.
A man was a drug addict unable to break the chains of addiction. In his direct experience an unseen God enters his life, transforms him and removes his desire for the drugs.
It would be quite difficult to try to explain to this man that God is not real.
A man has spent all of his life studying about the cosmos in accordance with the textbooks of modern science. He has invested his time, his money, and his reputation into this topic. He has even written articles with theories about how there could be life on other planets and how black holes might exist. He knows everything about this topic and has acronyms after his name to back it up.
It would be a challenging conversation to try to have him entertain the thought that the earth could be flat and that the cosmos may not work the way he and the people around him believe it to work.
I have been thinking about how there has been no other generation like ours. The only comparable generation I could find was the one that existed when the Gutenberg press came out. The ability for us to instantly insert the thoughts and questions of our minds into a search engine and find someone who agrees or disagrees with us is absolutely incredible.
The ability for institutions to control, restrict, or limit truth has been nearly extinguished. On the other hand, the ability for like-minded people to assemble (whether virtually or in person) and share their information and findings is difficult to stop.
It is most exciting when I go out and I hear people talking about stuff that might otherwise be hidden from public view. Although it by nature carries with it the probability that liars can and will propagate a lie just as quickly, or a way of thinking, it also allows for those who seek the truth on a topic to find it on their own and with others on the same path.
Jesus said: “I am the Way, the Truth and the Life”
Jesus Himself is the foundation of all truth.