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Letter: We need the truth to be truly free

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Posted: Saturday, July 5, 2014 12:00 am

Truth is higher than freedom. Freedom is higher than peace. There is no peace without freedom, nor freedom without truth. Outside the truth there is only the lie — all wisdom and knowledge outside truth is corrupt and destructive and always leads to error and lawlessness, anarchy and chaos, and misery and death.

My dear old dad used to ask, “How can we arrive at our destination on time when we’re on the wrong train?” Information — i.e., knowledge — is everything, and bad information can put us on the wrong train — lack of knowledge will kill you.

Textbook examples and blackboard illustrations of this truth is all around us. Man’s own frail wisdom and pseudo-knowledge permeates every level of government, business and church. Look at the rank and soil and mayhem and death in the Middle East; all that turmoil, for all of these hundreds of years, is attributable to wrong information, lie upon lie, error upon error, violence upon violence and death upon death.

Like my dad would’ve said, a lot of people headed the wrong way on the wrong train will arrive at the wrong place at the wrong time — how much “wronger” can we get?

William Van Amber Fields


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  • Steve Schmidt posted at 6:28 pm on Thu, Jul 10, 2014.

    Steve Schmidt Posts: 2672

    I find Mr Fields condemnation of the Crusades inspiring. It isn't every Christian who can own up to the grave errors of his Faith.

  • Thomas Heuer posted at 10:27 am on Tue, Jul 8, 2014.

    nth degree wise Posts: 1669

    There is so much that is wrong with this letter but to begin you need to explore "...all WISDOM and knowledge outside truth is corrupt...". You have to accept there is untrue wisdom or wisdom is not the culmination of evident truths. That is to say a person who is wise could mean they are wrong... or dumb?

    Then there's the whole middle east thing that is the result of western interventions because we decided it was our oil that was there.

    I think daddy put him on the wrong train. All aboard. Whooo wooooooo.

  • Walter Chang posted at 2:30 pm on Sat, Jul 5, 2014.

    Walt Posts: 1184



  • Ed Walters posted at 11:11 am on Sat, Jul 5, 2014.

    the old dog Posts: 632

    Mr. Bill, speaking of trains, from your latest attempt at making sense, you sound like a run a way train heading for the end of the line, and are nearing your destination.


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