This is why – three words used by a confident defendant. This is why. A phrase that suggests logic, reason, and a pursuit of truth.
People are opinionated. We all have an opinion. As you clearly see, It’s my opinion that people are opinionated – it may be your opinion that people are not opinionated. Whatever the circumstance, there is a point in a man’s life when he wonders if he has the right opinion. . .
A man may think that he is open minded – that he is open to an abundance of opinions. He may think that he lives by the phrase “to each his own”. . . Permit at story . .
Fred is a creative thinker, and Fred believes in having an open mind. Fred is not mad at religious people or atheist. Buddha, Muhammad, the trees, the sun – worship whatever you want, and think however you’d like. Gay? Straight? That’s fine. Pro-choice? Pro-life? That’s fine too. Fred just want’s everyone to set aside their differences and live harmoniously. You are free to believe what you want! This is Fred’s slogan, and he proclaims it adamantly on all his Instagram feed – he even don’s the occasional T-shirt with the word “Diversity” written on the back. . .
What do you think of Fred’s world view? I would like to hear your thoughts.
I think Fred is a goodhearted fellow. He represents a bit of us all, to some degree or the other. But, there is appears a fundamental flaw in Fred’s thinking pattern. What if a Christian approached Fred, and told him that Jesus Christ is the only way to have everlasting life in heaven, and that without accepting Christ’s sacrifice, and believing in Him, Fred would be cast into Hell when his time on earth is over? How is Fred to respond? Perhaps he smiles, tells the Christian that he’ll think about it, and thanks the gospel preaching man for his time. But, soon after, an atheist walks up and tells Fred that what the Christian said is all a hoax, and that when Fred dies his body will rot will the rest of the deceased – and that’s the end. No heaven, and no hell. Before the day is up, Fred is approached by yet another activist, who explains to Fred that, actually, Islam is the only way to health, happiness, and heaven.
Fred looks at all that has been thrown at him, and wonders what to do. He has been bombarded with several vastly different world views. Fred is tempted to revert to his old slogan, but he realizes that that is foolishness. The truth is, there either is a God, or there isn’t. Either Islam is the way to heaven, or it’s not. Jesus either died for us, or He didn’t.
People get trapped in the idea that what they believe has an affect on what is the truth is. This simply isn’t so. If Fred were to choose Islam, some would say, “right on for you for becoming a part of something, and believing what you want to believe.” But, frankly, Islam either is true, or it isn’t. And, whether Fred chooses that particular religion, has no effect on whether it is true! The same goes for Christ’s death. Because I choose to believe that Jesus died does not mean that Jesus died. He either did, or He did not.
My point? The truth is the truth, and we would all do well to stop chanting about diversity, and rainbows, and start asking – what is the truth!
If there are a hundred different idea’s about what I am, the reality is that at least 99% percent of those idea’s are completely wrong. Though it is seldom said, this is true about all truly differing world views – if there are a thousand different idea’s about when the world began, at least 99% of them are completely false. . .
God bless, and seek truth.