One Degree of Faith in Three Sixty of Truth

Right or wrong is unclear, polite or impolite is the question when no one really has much truth. This is to the young men and women out there who are spewing dogma about “truth.” Listen well, I once was like you. All any of us can ever have is one degree of faith in 360 of truth. Truth is not self-evident, you must have faith that truth exists. The problem with claiming truth is that it is 360 degrees and spherical. We can only see pieces of it, we will probably never see all of it at once.

In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Doubters Alert.” What commonly accepted truth (or “truth”) do you think is wrong, or at least seriously doubt? Why?

one_degree_angle_altJust like witnesses to a crime testify to pieces of what they saw from different points of view, so scientists and clergymen alike must refrain from thinking their faith it truth is correct. All any of us have is a theory. When people start pushing that they have a handle on it, as evangelicals do, they only accentuate their point of view. They must assert faith to push any truth.

At that point, you enter the realm of politeness, or lack of. Evangelicals are rarely polite when it comes to their take on truth. They are pushy. For the most part, they are innocent because they just follow what they are told by their leader. For this reason I prefer to look to science for truth. I do have faith there is something larger we are all talking about but I think we get closer valuing the words of science than the words of evangelicals. It’s important to keep moving with intent toward truth all the while being polite to others who may not interpret their experience the same way.

Author: Damien Riley

I'm a blogger, film critic, & podcaster with an MA in English from California State University, Fullerton. I teach public school, 4th grade as my primary occupation. My views on films and life are usually headstrong and often 'left of center' on movies and life, but I have respect for the other side. I married my high-desert princess (now my queen). We have 3 children.