Elusive Truth

Have you ever believed a statement to be truth and then later changed your mind completely? Truth has a way of shifting under us like that. Just because we believe a proposition to be true has no bearing on whether or not it actually is truth. In that capacity, truth is beyond the reach of man. That doesn’t mean that we don’t discover truth. It jut means we can’t make truth no matter how sophisticated the science, the logic, or the mathematics. What is truth will always be true and what is not will always be false.

So where does truth come from if we can’t create it or change it? Where does the feeling that we’ve discovered truth come from? Why do we believe one assertion and not another? Maybe it’s first hand experience that gives us confidence regarding some truths. We tend to believe what we see.  But what about ascertaining truth in assertions which cannot be be solved by sight, or any sense for that matter.  In these cases there is logic and faith that guide us.

The question of God for example. Is there a God? Did he create the earth and us? The assertion that there is a God is either True of False. Whichever way you lean on the matter, one thing seems certain to me. The truth of the matter is fixed. It’s out there and it’s not going to change no matter how I feel or you feel about it. I believe some day truth will be revealed, till then, I’ll keep seeking it.

My honor is called loyalty

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Can you tell which of these oaths were taken by SS troops and which where taken by State Police Troopers?

I swear loyalty to ***** constitution and pledge, that I as a courageous ***** always want to protect the ***** and its legal institutions, (and) be obedient to ***** and to my superiors.

I swear by God this holy oath, that I want to offer unconditional obedience to ***** and be prepared as a brave ***** to risk my life for this oath at any time.

I do solemnly swear that I will bear true faith and allegiance to *****; that I will serve honestly and faithfully to uphold and defend the Constitution *****; that I will enforce the laws of *****; and that I will obey the orders of ***** appointed over me according to the rules and regulations of *****.

I shall obey the laws of ***** and shall support and defend their constitutions against all enemies whomsoever, foreign and domestic. I shall always be loyal to and uphold the honor of my organization, my ***** and my *****.

I do solemnly swear that I will support *****, and I will honestly and faithfully perform the duties imposed upon me under the provisions of law as a member of ***** to the best of my skill and judgment.”

Traffic Stops Make Roads More Dangerous

A cop had a car pulled over on the side of a 2 lane road in the opposite direction I was traveling. The cop’s car was stopped just off the road – barely over the white line. Passing traffic was forced to slow and weave ever so slightly over the double yellow into my lane to avoid the cop. I though to myself, how ironic that the cop, who is no doubt lecturing and extorting in the name of road safety, was in fact the cause of a road hazard. Those of us passing buy were positively in harms way more so as a result of the cop car’s placement. For those of us driving by that day, we would have all been safer if that cop would have just stayed home.