What Version Of The ‘Truth’ Is Actually ‘The Truth’?


What Version Of The ‘Truth’ Is Actually ‘The Truth’?

 

The online dictionary that I use is located at Thesaurus.com. It surprised me on two levels, first it says that the word truth is a noun. Second surprise was the amount of definitions, there were eleven under noun if I recall correctly, then it went into ‘truth as an Idiom’ : in truth, in reality; in fact, actually. Dang, that’s a bit complicated for an old man like me. You know that when there is a numbering system going on within a definition that #1 is more used than #2 and so on. So let’s get to those so we can finish up this technical stuff and get into Theory, thought and Theology. #1 Says the definition of truth is: The true or actual state of a matter. Then #2 says: Conformity with fact or reality; Verity. The dictionary also said that the origin of the word truth is from about the year 900 A.D. and is of the Middle English/Old English roots.

Now that we have dispersed with the Simon Says material, what do you personally feel the definition of the word ‘truth’ is? When someone you know very well tells you something, do you believe what they are telling you? Maybe a little of it, most of it? These days here in America most people are quite cynical, when we here a politician or a sales person open their mouths we tend to not believe any words they say. Truth, if I tell you a story that is %90 true, did I just tell you the truth? If I give you the Potomac Two-Step and tell you something with %1 truth and %99 B.S., have I told you the truth? Can I say I told the truth in that interview last evening as long as %1 of what I said was true? My wife likes the term ‘lying by omission’, she is a very observant person and I know that she is a lot smarter that I am so I don’t even try because she can read me like one of her soft back books.

 

Truth, is the only real truth a thing that is %100 pure real truth? But if so, exactly what is %100 real truth? Are we humans even capable of living a day out and about among the citizens of the world and not be lied to, sometimes straight to our face? I have come to the conclusion in my old age that most people could care less what the truth about anything is, as long as they are making good money off of something, they will say anything is the truth. I have for sometime now been trying to walk a Godly path each day within my life. I do seek to find what I call real truth, God’s version of truth because to me, this truth, God’s truth, God’s Word, is pure Truth. So anytime during the day that I find myself in deed’s or in conversation interacting with a person or people I try to slow down my thought process so that I speak more slowly, with thought attached to my words, hoping to speak only true things. I am very glad that we humans only have to honestly try our best to be perfect, to be totally honest in our dealings, which requires us to be truthful in all of our words and this is done by walking the talk which is when we seek only the truth first. Just my thoughts on the matter, what do you personally qualify the word truth to mean?

14 thoughts on “What Version Of The ‘Truth’ Is Actually ‘The Truth’?

    1. I am pleased that you have found some of the articles to your liking. I try to be a bit diversified, I try to get people to think a bit by the differing articles.But the biggest thing that I always strive for is to be honest with people, always. I hope that you and your loved ones are able to have a great week, stay safe, God bless.

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  1. I do seek to find what I call real truth, God’s version of truth because to me, this truth, God’s truth, God’s Word, is pure Truth.
    — First you need to find which god is true and which is true religion. Let us do it together if you wish.

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    1. I agree with you and I appreciate you taking of your time to comment. Please leave me messages any time that you wish on any subject matter that you wish.The people who seek God’s Truth are indeed ‘wise men’for a person can not be truly wise if God’s Truth is not in them.

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  2. I love this! I said in my young life that what you believe is the truth. So like you I seek truth in my quest to serve God. His grace and faith in Him are reserved to those that seek to find truth in Him. The power of the mind and consciousness is amazing. Perspective and perception are fertile grounds for contemplation. Then there is the matter of being honest with myself and the consequences of how I get as far as the point where I’m deceiving myself

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    1. You indeed are very wise, I am honored that you liked the article that I wrote and I greatly appreciate the kindness of your visit and for taking of your time to leave me your comment, I thank you. I hope that you and your loved ones are able to have a great week, stay safe, God bless.—ted

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      1. I wouldn’t mind snow so much if it would only snow at 70 degrees and it would stay off of the roads. I hate cold weather. If you can, try to stay inside, don’t freeze, hopefully someday it will start acting like Spring. I am starting to wonder if Spring is going to wait until July before it gets here this year. (Not really, but it does seem that way sometimes)

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