Monday, January 12, 2015

Truth, Belief, and Faith

Another post from internationally known author, Terry Unger (The Reluctant Hero Trilogy, Three Tall Tales, A Yuletide Anthology, and The View - One Man's Living Asatru With Help From the Havamal).  

An excerpt from The View - One Man's Living Asatru With Help From The Havamal.  

** Maybe the key to this post is the Havamal verses below**

 Centuries ago man truly believed that the Earth was flat and the center of the Universe............And discoveries in genetics and DNA have opened a whole new world of truths previously unknown.  

There are those who hold that their Truth is absolute, and the only real Truth.  I my opinion, that is blindness of a special kind.  That kind of Truth usually has its adherents clinging to blind faith........When something has been proven to not be not just outdated but patently false, many times, and the purveyors of such continue to spin their tale to their mesmerized adherents, .....................

To the blindly faithful, it is not a lie but the Truth as *they choose to live it and experience it.*  It does not matter to them how many times and in how many ways science has proven that their Truth is incorrect, since they believe that science itself is a lie.  Page 107, Truth and Fidelity.   

In the world of Abrahamic/Semitic Fundamentalism, the literal "truth" that comes from their "book" trumps any higher education a person or persons may have.  Many of the people who operate the Christian Creationist parks hold Masters and PH.'ds in various disciplines.  The men who flew the planes into the Twin Towers,  the Pentagon, and those who were forced to crash into a field in Shanksville, PA. , were not sheep herders. They were educated men.  The driving force behind the above two examples is called "faith."  However, it should be referred to Blind Faith.  May any kind of heaven protect those who get in the way of  this Blind Faith.   

Havamal, verse 113 - Loddfafnir, listen to my words.  Avoid sleeping with a wicked woman (ladies - a wicked man).  Do not let her touch you (Page 171, The View). 
Havamal, verse 114 - Her touch will mess with your mind and you will lose desire to be with other people, to eat, and your sleep will be a lost blessing (Page 172, The View).

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