Posted by Adele on August 23, 2000 at 03:05:07:
In Reply to: Dana posted by Elaine on August 22, 2000 at 18:24:41:
: : : So while we are on the subject of 'Truth'......
: : : Truth is a point, the subtlest and finest; harder than adamant; never to be broken, worn away or blunted. Its only bad quality is, that it is sure to hurt those who touch it; and likely to draw blood, perhaps the life blood of those who press earnestly upon it.
: : : (Walter Savage Landor)
: : ~~I'm not afraid of the Truth. I believe Someone touched it for me. (Just revieling my path a bit.)
: : :
: : : Truth is mighty and will prevail. There is nothing wrong with this, except that it ain't so.
: : : (Mark Twain)
: : ~~Ol' Sam never was a patient sort, was he?
: : :
: : : Whatever satisfies the soul is truth.
: : : (Walt Whitman)
: : ~~I balked at this one right off, then I remembered the Balm of Gilliad.
: : :
: : : The truth is rarely pure and never simple.
: : : (Oscar Wilde)
: : ~~Not through our human eyes, anyway.
: : Thanks, Huggy! Now that were in agreement on truth and unity, maybe we can start working on the rest of that Pax Paper. Anyone feeling open-minded and in need of a good probing?:)
: : Dana S.
: *me!* *i do! i do!*
: Actually, Dana, I'm not sure there was agreement on truth & unity. Most seemed to say truth is unchanging & there can be but one; others felt truth is flexible & there can be many. The distinction between perspective & truth wasn't unanimous.
: Unity; well, I think it was never really examined on its own merit. The discussion became one of 'how do we achieve this unity?' without defining or weighing it or considering its cost.
: Dana, you have NO idea how much I enjoy your enthusiastic expressions (even when made within the safety of self-threads!).
I couldn't agree with you more Elaine. For someone who professes to have difficulty posting......I think our Dana has a marvellous knack for getting to the heart of things in a coherent and intelligent way (which is more than she does in her emails to ME!!!)
As far as Unity goes, here is my question to you.......is it possible to be 'united' with someone whose way of life is fundamentally different to yours?
And on the subject of Truth, I would be interested to hear from someone who can explain to me how there can be more than one truth?
Sooooo.......there is something for y'all to get your teeth into!
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