Exclusion cannot be Truth.


There was a time in my life when everywhere I went (including minding my own business in my own home) I attracted every Jehovah’s Witness, Seventh Day Adventist, Christian Baptist and Fundamentalist looking to convert the ‘lost’ sheep in my neighbourhood. Every one of them had exclusions in their belief system… the ‘saved’ in-group, the sad, ‘lost’ out-group of Homosexuals, Muslims, Buddhists or whatever group I brought up as a candidate for inclusion that was rejected as “other”.

Surely an omnipotent and omnipresent ONE GOD would hold all beings in it’s (oh, sorry… HIS) unlimited and infinite heart?

Sadly, no.

No, these groups are lost and have not yet received the truth. Their ways are not accepted by God and are not valid or legitimate paths in life. They are in darkness… sad, sad mislead Gays and Muslims and Buddhists and Hindus and most of the world’s population that isn’t Christian.

Sad. Lost. Living in darkness. Mrrr.

The arrogance of this continues to enrage me… these are human exclusions, not divine truths. And this isn’t just for Christians – it’s any belief system that judges and separates based on paltry human considerations. Our minds are small and we know very little of how this universe actually works.

If these are your beliefs, thanks for not helping. The best you and your judgementally exclusive Divinity can do is sit down, shut up and try not to teach your fragmentary poison to anyone else.

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    siehjin says:

    actually, i think that truth is by nature exclusive.

    1+1 is exclusively 2. it cannot be 3, 4, 5, 6, or any other number. all those are excluded – the only true answer for 1+1 is 2.

    if i’m right that truth is by nature exclusive, your statement – “exclusion cannot be truth” does not make sense. it proves itself false, for it excludes all those who exclude.

    i don’t doubt that all religions contain a measure of truth. all of them teach us to be morally good, and where they are in agreement they can all be equally true. but where they contradict each other, they may both be wrong, or one may be wrong and the other right; but they can’t both be right. the truth cannot include two contradictory statements.

    all that said, it does not justify the irritating and arrogant attitudes of some who seem to think that they have perfect and total knowledge of the truth (and i hope that i haven’t come across that way!). we need to acknowledge that as human beings, we have limited intelligence and understanding. it’s good to discuss and dialogue peacefully in order to seek the truth together, and to have the humility to admit that we may be wrong. =)

    Don’t get too complacent about mathematical truths.

    “We used to think that if we knew one, we knew two, because one and one are two. We are finding that we must learn a great deal more about ‘and’.”

    ~Sir Arthur Eddington, The Harvest of a Quiet Eye (A. L. Mackay), 1977

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