The Napkin Writer
Sorry I got in late on this but here goes it…..
What is the truth? Consider the barer of a message. Is the message barer believable? Is the message a true statement, or a statement of truth? A true statement being, regardless to the message barer, it is the actual truth, and a statement of truth being, the barer recited the message accurately, or truthfully. Yet, the originator of the message is an unknown liar, and as such we have marked the barer as being a liar! Therefore, is our opinion of the barer of the message truthful? And history has proven in many such cases, such as one “example” rendered
An example ... if one eye-witness is asked, "Did you see Brian at the scene of the crime, holding a gun on the teller", and Essorant answers, "Yes" even though she didn't see you, she may be saying something that is true.
No, you are wrong!
There have been too many cases where individuals have been sent to prison on the testimony of liars. This so called “eye-witness” swore to tell the truth on what many regard to be the truest document known to man, the Holy Bible. The question was simple and direct!
"Did you see Brian at the scene of the crime, holding a gun on the teller"
The “TRUTH” is no! No I did not see Brian at the scene of the crime, holding a gun on the teller. How can we as a nation of human beings continue to use examples of a lies, to prove the questions of what is truth? If this is an example of what truth is, then I question the perception of knowing how to interpret the truth!
As far as the OJ trial is concerned, we can go right back to the example given, or my first paragraph considering the message barer. In this case that would be Mark Furman. Is Mr. Furman a racist? Did he believe OJ to be guilty initially and sought to make sure of his conviction by doing something unjust? I don’t think that was proven either, but he was proven to be a liar. Therefore, what do we believe coming from the mouth of a proven liar? If a liar is the best witness to the truth, the jury did in fact do their job. They based their verdict on believable evidence, and not on the testimony of a proven liar. But, when I stop and ask myself what Mr. Furman lied about, after swearing on the Holy Bible to tell the truth, he lied about possibly being a racist. Now do that mean that the rest of Mr. Furman’s testimony was untrue, “no it does not!” It means that OJ was acquitted because the prosecution unknowing put a liar on the stand as its major witness! “As such these type of witnesses chance the possibility of being jailed for perjury!” And, to use liars as examples of to getting to the truth, are bad examples of finding the truth.
Since I know this question may come up later, I’ll give my answer now, no! No I don’t think OJ did it, I think he hired someone else to do it, and went to see if they in fact had done it, and became freaked out at the site, and high-tailed his butt to Chicago.
As for what our hearts feel, that is the truth! Our minds only interpret the feelings and give them meaning. If we have heartache, of course the heart can’t figure out what’s causing the heartache, we rely on the mind to tell us what’s going on. Our minds could tell us that it’s heartbreak, or heartburn, or just a simple case of gas, based on what are the happenings surrounding what issues are taking place, that may not even be a concern of the heart.
If I cut my leg and my mind lead me to believe that it’s nothing, that I’m a big boy and I don’t need a doctor, but in heart I know it hurts like hell, so I go to the doctor, and he says, “good thing you came in, or gangrene would have set in,” then where does the credit go for saving my leg, if I had listen to my mind, I wouldn’t have a lag to stand on!
We always use the term, “I should have followed my first mind.” Well that first mind is not your minds evaluation of the issue, that first mind is your gut instinct, your feelings. Or one might even say, “in my heart I knew it was a lie, or that I knew he was a liar, but I figured!” You don’t figure anything the heart, you feel with your heart, and you figure with the mind, and our minds have been wrong too many times not to question what we choose to believe as the truth!
"The truth is in our hearts!"
[This message has been edited by The Napkin Writer (09-03-2002 01:03 PM).]