Monday, December 20, 2010

A Quick Parable

{just a slight philosophical tangent….no big deal}
Two old men living on either side of a river spent their entire lives in argument regarding the true color of a giant stone situated in the middle of the river. While one man swore the stone was black the other swore that this same stone was positively white. The truth in each mans eyes is overwhelming - matched only by the disdain each man holds for the others obvious lies. They are both right and simultaneously wrong, but how? The obvious answer is that the stone is white on one side and black on the other. Each mans observation is correct and true. But the ULTIMATE TRUTH is that the stone is both white and black; Meanwhile, the ultimate truth will most likely never be known. Similarly, in the real world, the ultimate truth is seldom known, and arguably, it is never known. 
[There is no convincing a religious man that god does not exist]
[There is no convincing a devout atheist that god exists]

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