I have always had a passion for the truth. In that passion, I have discovered that finding the absolute truth about every matter is impossible. In that discovery, I found that neglecting to try is stupid…and boring.
This blog is to document my never-ending pursuit of the truth in an age in which it is so hard to weed through the lies. I will not always be right, cause that’s impossible. I will not have the full scope of anything, cause that’s not possible either. I will not always have the wisest thing to say, or the most informed opinion, or perfectly polished grammar, or the perfect, best of, or most of anything for that matter. But to hell with it if I don’t try.
The truth of the matter is that the truth is messy. While often we expect the truth to be so clear cut and obvious, when we accept the obvious as truth, we usually cheat ourselves of actually discovering it. Truth is deep. Truth is complicated. Truth can take a long time to find. But truth is worth it. Because the truth matters.
Finding the truth matters specifically in this day and age for two reasons:
- we are constantly surrounded by lies and
- people in power twist and change the truth
With the technology we have now, lies travel faster than ever before. Charles Spurgeon said, “a lie can travel half way around the world while the truth is still tying its shoes.” One thing I know about human nature is that we are attracted to lies. So, when lies are so rampant, not only are they easy to believe, but we naturally want to believe them.
As for authority figures, whether intentionally or not, they all lie eventually. Nowadays, it happens all too frequently. Vladimir Lenin said that “a lie told often enough becomes the truth.” While I have a feeling that our old communist pal had his own take on what that meant, I think that should be a wake up call to anyone who reads the news, has social media, goes to school, or is generally under the authority of another human being in any way.
Pursuing the truth helps you build your arsenal to fight the war against falsehood. And if that doesn’t sound worth your time, then I don’t know what WILL. The mere search for the truth in and of itself is enriching and eye-opening. Galileo Galilei said it best, that “all truths are easy to understand once they are discovered: the point is to discover them.”
In this blog, I invite you to peek into my pursuit of the truth and let it inspire you to challenge what you accept everyday as true, so that you might discover deeper, stronger truth.
note: the image above is of crepuscular rays. while often used as a cheesy portrayal of God watching over us, they are actually very cool. A crepuscular ray is a piercing beam of light that indicates where the sun is while it is being covered by clouds or something dark.