Posted by Vita on August 21, 2000 at 19:35:24:
In Reply to: Re: PAX PAPERS! AUGUST! COME! NOwwwwwwwwwwwww!!! posted by Chris on August 21, 2000 at 19:22:38:
: : :: : What say you re. Truth Having Many Faces? As many Truths as there are vantage/view points? an apple in the center of the table, being viewed by diners gathered around the rectangular table, does present different aspects of its being, does it not? I mean, at one angle, you see the spot with the worm peeping out, at another angle, you see its smooth shiny polished surface... at yet another, you see the green tinge on its peel, on the other, you spot the reddish blush....
: : : There is much to debate in TGAT L.'s "Papers", every paragraph is an individual springboard into "Debate" but this one, is sure to be a favorite...
: : : And yes, here is another Truth: "....please don't bring up things we might disagree upon because though I like to call myself enlightened and open minded, the truth is, I won't forgive you for holding a differing opinion which will lead to my not really liking you...."
: Hi Vita,
: I haven't even read the Papers yet, but the commentary is very provocative. Above, you say that we may each see the truth from different perspectives (ie- the apple), but then you are afraid if we talk about our individual perspectives, you might not like us. Are you then saying that the only truth is the apple from your perspective, and our perspectives are wrong? Because you can't see the worm that I do, I am wrong to believe that the worm exists?
: Before they moved away from home, my kids, my husband and I had a great discussion on whether or not each individual has his own truth, and therefore you can't really define Truth (because it is different for everyone), or whether it is as you describe above: a definable thing that we all see from different perspectives. I don't think we resolved anything, but it made for great discussion.
: Better go read the Pax Papers, so I have a clue what I am commenting on, rather than just responding to the comments of others.
: (Hope this makes some sense. I'm not even going to attempt to go back and edit it!)
Yes, I do hope you will read The Papers.
In my comment you excerpted, the one about...." ...but then you are afraid if we talk about our individual perspectives, you might not like us." is a sentence from the Papers, and combined they present a discussion point.
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