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Truth Isn't Something You Memorize

Memorization by heart and by 'the' heart has two distinct and instinctively different meanings. My assumption here is that love is a primal emotion, of which I'm not so sure. From a biological standpoint, love may be a manifestation of our epiphenomenal imaginings and social conventions.

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Truth Isn't Something You Memorize

We know the truth, not only by the reason, but also by the heart.

- Blaise Pascal (1623-1662)

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Truth Isn't Something You Memorize

Inspired by Blaise Pascal (1623-1662)'s quote, "We know the truth, not only by the reason, but also by the heart.". The titled responsion is...

Blaise Pascal - planksip
Blaise Pascal was a French mathematician, physicist, inventor, writer and Catholic theologian. He was a child prodigy who was educated by his father, a tax collector in Rouen.
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The problem of being able to tell what is the truth and what isn't the truth is an age-old philosophical quandary. There are some very compelling philosophical arguments that you can actually use to your advantage when you are trying to determine if something is the truth. For example, what would be the difference between a false statement? It is true that people are often willing to believe false things because it is easy. In fact, they do so because the consequences of not believing something are not that bad.

For example, if you told someone, "The truth is not something you memorize". They will most likely think that you are just trying to justify their belief in what they have been told in a manner that seems more plausible than being totally truthful. They may even think that they can trust you if you are stating the obvious. However, what you are doing here is not merely stating the obvious. The fact is that the truth is not something that anyone can memorize. People are born with the innate ability to know the truth. This innate ability is called conscience.

When you have this instinctive knowledge of the truth, you can simply forget everything else and continue to think about the truth. This is why the person that believes in God is still able to continue thinking about the truth. If you want to convince someone to change their beliefs or to stop believing something, you need to persuade them that there is a much better alternative than the one they already believe in. That alternative is conscience. Simply telling someone that the truth isn't something that they memorize is not going to help you when you are trying to convince them that they need to change their beliefs. Instead, you need to tell them that it is not the truth and then move on to something else.


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