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Quote of the Day: Why The Truth Must Be Spoken

Do not deceive yourself that you have persuaded me to [refuse to speak what’s right], you vain, loose hypocrite. I will rather take care of my soul, which I have laden with enough other misdeeds, and will not murder it outright with a suppression of the truth. — Huldrych Zwingli

Objectivity: An Observation

Objectivity is a myth; a story people tell themselves and others which has scant basis in reality and which exists primarily in the imaginations of those who wish to persuade others that all is well when in fact they are undecided and indecisive.  But not deciding is itself a decision so that every indecision is decision and decisive.

Objectivity is pretense, it is lack of commitment, it is lukewarmness.  Objectivity is no aid to the quest for truth but the biggest hindrance precisely because it feigns an interest in the truth but is in truth itself untruth and untruthfulness.

Objectivity parades itself as the superior position in main because it recognizes its inherent weakness.  Since true ‘objectivity’ cannot exist it is forced to pretend not only that it does exist but that one and all must adopt it, love it, marry it, and give birth to ‘truth’ by mating with it.

Most remarkably of all, those most unwilling to examine their own presuppositions are the very people who speak most loudly of objectivity and thereby prove that even as they say the words “I am being objective” they know in their innermost being that they are lying.

Free yourself from the cave.  What you call objectivity is nothing but a shadow cast on the wall.

If They Don’t Believe in Jesus…

They aren’t members of the Church anyway. Regardless of what they might ‘believe’.

Swedish Church Members 'Don't Believe in Jesus' Only 15 percent of members of the Church of Sweden say they believe in Jesus, and an equal number claim to be atheists according to the results of a recent survey. I don’t even know what to say… I mean, what’s the point? Church without Jesus?! More than 10,000 members of the Swedish Church participated in a comprehensive membership survey carried out over the past year and dubbed “Member 2010” (Medlem 2010). According to the survey, 15 percent … Read More

via Fr Stephen’s Blog