Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Favorite Quotes: Truth Reaction

"The first reaction to truth is hatred." 

-Tertullian 

I like this quote as it appeals to me when I think of my religious and political beliefs and the backlash throughout time against them. But then again, the quote is also semi-false as people can hate falsehoods as well. While one can argue that political viewpoints can be part-wrong and part-right, there's not many religions that offer co-existence like having a heaven with the Abrahamic god, Zeus, and Thor together. So if Religion A, Religion B, and Religion C hates the other two religions, even if one of them is right, they're all hating falsehoods as well. 

10 comments:

  1. This quote is pretty phenomenal, and touches on how many people feel when actually confronted with truth in almost any situation. Hugs...RO

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  2. Most people don't want to hear the truth.

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  3. Yes, like most quotations, this is (at best) a half-truth. Sometimes it's accurate, sometimes it's not.

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  4. People are quick to call a disagreement "hate". For example: I once told someone I did want a pet dog. They immediately labeled me a 'dog hatter'. Its the same way with religions and politics. This world is so messed up.
    Lisa

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  5. Sigh... In this country right now truth by some is hard to come by.

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    1. How right you are Kay.
      The USA would have to be the most messed up country in the World and with this "beholding" to the NRA what hope do you have????
      The Militias of the War of Independence have gone.......the British, French and Spanish colonialists of pre-1776 would touch the USA with a 40 foot pole! You can have your mess.

      Prayers and thoughts for the dead are a load of hogwash or bullshit.
      That loonies room - not checked with that "DO NO DISTURB" sign up was a bloody arsenal!
      Weird, weird and weirder..........thank God "Turnip Top"
      on his trip to Las Vegas read off a script. God only knows what he would have come out with if off the cuff!!
      Colin

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    2. Should read: "WOULDN"T TOUCH the USA...."
      Colin

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  6. Truth, as they say, is a hard pill to swallow.

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  7. This is an interesting post, Adam. Lots of food for thought.

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  8. With things such a mess right now, I'll focus on that gorgeous image.

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