Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Mind's Eye Re: The Truth and Nothing But...

I think the Olympics are a great idea and the athletes are wonderful-
even the non-medal winners. Don't you gasp at their prowess and
beautiful bodies? I do- how fantastic humans can be!

Not much of a fan of the commercial aspect, however, and "all that
jazz"- or the gossip, sniping,etc.

One of the best ideas the human race has come up with- in my opinion.

On Jul 30, 10:39 am, Lee Douglas <leerevdoug...@gmail.com> wrote:
> Ahhh the ongoing, everlasting, nonstoping quest for truth.
> I was having a go at a great frined of mine just the other day9coz you can
> with greate freinds).  I was berating him for his constant whinging about
> the olympics being here, and yes of course he is not into sport so I kinda
> get it, but he was being all indgnant thatr his harsh words on Twitter were
> bringing him back harsh words in return.
> I told him that like it or loath it the Olympics is a world wide event and
> it IS (capital S coz it's 'the truth') a big deal for us native Londoners
> to have it here.
> He said something along the lines of  So I have to pretend to lie it then?
> I told him of course not, but you can't pretend to not understand how
> antagonistic words from the 'we don't like it camp' may bring the same back
> from the 'we love it camp.'
> His reply was a rather terse one telling how he doesn't like to be called
> wrong, mine was equaly as terse mentioning the S word (yes subjective) and
> telling him to man up and don't let others words get to him, ohh and of
> course you're wrong mate.
> His next reply..... hehe he didn't bother!
> I guess the point is we will not find out who is correct about the benifits
> to the UK and London from the Olympics untill long after and so I would say
> that most facts cannot be substantiated untill time has shown them for what
> they are.
> On Sunday, 29 July 2012 13:21:07 UTC+1, Molly wrote:
> > Facts are an important fact-or of consensus reality which is based solely
> > on mind (temporal).  There is more to truth than that, but relative truth
> > can be found with facts, including consensus truths.  But they are relative.
> > On Saturday, July 28, 2012 11:10:42 PM UTC-4, Vam wrote:
> >> Things might be in books, papers, media, or other people's minds.
> >> Yet, it is YOU who is central to everything, including facts you are
> >> aware of.
> >> Facts are truths of the moment, as it is in your insight and conviction.
> >> Even whether a 'story' is complete, or not, is a matter of your
> >> perception.
> >> Of course, it depends upon how much details you've gone on to acquire
> >> and place in your awareness, analysed it and obtained a consistent
> >> insight
> >> with a critical eye.
> >> The elephant in the room can be known for what it is.
> >> But it takes focus, the opposite of dissipation,
> >> and hell of a lot of going through.
> >> We've generally lost the motivation for going after facts
> >> and the art of going through !
> >> On Sunday, July 29, 2012 1:49:51 AM UTC+5:30, rigsy03 wrote:
> >>> Was thinking more about Vam's statement about facts. Well, who
> >>> presents the facts and how are they edited or censored? Many were
> >>> content to think of American Indians as Tonto(Lone Ranger) until "Bury
> >>> My Heart at Wounded Knee" by Dee Brown came out. When facts have a
> >>> political, religious or social purpose, you can bet you are not
> >>> getting the complete story. Same with families who whitewash family
> >>> history. No one who has read British history believes the Olympic
> >>> opening ceremony selections are the full story- that's entertainment-
> >>> otherwise fisticuffs and tears.- Hide quoted text -
> - Show quoted text -



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