Friday, January 20, 2017

The Search for Truth

As a researcher writer into truth involving science and the Bible I have wrestled over how to reach people with my controversial discoveries. Many of my discoveries contradict common knowledge assumed to be facts that I found to be false. They are NOT things I made up or was told, they are facts that I discovered, and some facts contradicted what I thought was a fact. I had to change my mind.

Most people have false beliefs some more and some less, and reject new facts and discoveries. This is why they say don’t talk about religion or politics to avoid controversy. But those are the most important subjects people need to hear, and those are what I deal with. Many of these subjects are based on things evil men who don't want us to know and have brainwashed the majority.

Some people have beliefs that are totally irrational. Even reliable experts that are right most of the time often have false beliefs. In fact I have found some geniuses on one subject are idiots when it comes to another subject. John Keel agnostic UFO researcher is a genius when it comes to UFOs, but when he brings up the Bible he is a total idiot.
People become upset when they encounter conflicting facts that falsify their beliefs and refuse to listen to facts. Then there is the problem that everyone perceives things from different viewpoints, which can fool a person. The person who believes something that is false, perceives the other person to be false. For example, a person in a stationary vehicle, perceives the vehicle which is moving, as movement by his own vehicle.

How do you know if your conclusions are right, and if so, how do you convince someone else that your viewpoint is right? One way is to ask questions that make them think. The most convincing person is yourself.

I often wake up in the morning with thoughts for an article or research. I woke up with the word cognitive dissonance popped into my head. I did not know if I had coined it in my sleep, or if I heard it somewhere. But I knew what it meant. Most people are plagued with cognitive dissonance. See the definition below.

“In psychology, cognitive dissonance is the mental stress or discomfort experienced by an individual who holds two or more contradictory beliefsideas, or values at the same time; performs an action that is contradictory to their beliefs, ideas, or values; or is confronted by new information that conflicts with existing beliefs, ideas or values.[1][2]
Leon Festinger's theory of cognitive dissonance focuses on how humans strive for internal consistency. An individual who experiences inconsistency tends to become psychologically uncomfortable, and is motivated to try to reduce this dissonance, as well as actively avoid situations and information likely to increase it.[1]

1.      Festinger, L. (1957). A Theory of Cognitive Dissonance. California: Stanford University Press.
2.     Festinger, L. (1962). "Cognitive dissonance". Scientific American. 207 (4): 93–107. doi:10.1038/scientificamerican1062-93.

This can cause a person to go into stress, or even commit suicide. Killers often kill themselves. However, I believe many of these are acting under influence of Demons and drugs. 

I was still half asleep, but got up to write notes on this subject before it faded like a dream.

A few days before this I woke up with thoughts about the rotation of galaxies. I had made a video on this and Facebook posting and got a lot of attacks from evolutionists. I thought it would be a great way to illustrate this subject.

The fact is how do you determine if a galaxy rotates clockwise, or counterclockwise. I remember at square dances the caller would pull a trick by calling circle clockwise. It always takes a second for dances to figure out that means to the left. The fact is the circle is clockwise if you are looking down. But if you were on the floor or below the floor looking up it would be counterclockwise! I would often say when dances hesitated, “Looking down, go left.”

Galaxies rotate in both directions, so which way is a particular galaxy rotating? (Galaxies, planets, etc. should all be rotating the same direction if they came from a common source like evolutionists claim, unless galaxies are flipping like coins, but this would be resisted by centrifugal force like a gyroscope) It all depends on if you are above or below the galaxy. But there is no up or down in space. You could use your viewpoint from earth, but would that be correct? A person in space might see it from a different direction. 

This is the problem that needs to be settled before both viewpoints can agree. Right and left is the same principle, it depends on which direction you are coming from. This is what happens when a creationist talks to an evolutionist, they come from different directions.

How would you solve the galaxy rotation? The Bible always has the answer. When God refers to directions like when he says Israel will be attacked from the North. These directions are always from Jerusalem. So what does it say about galaxies? 

The Bible says:

Isaiah 14: 12 How art thou fallen from heaven,
O Lucifer, son of the morning!
how art thou cut down to the ground,
which didst weaken the nations!
13 For thou hast said in thine heart,
I will ascend into heaven,
I will exalt my throne above the stars of God:
I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation,
in the sides of the north: appears from a study of the Scriptures that heaven is located in the North in our ... "For promotion (salvation) cometh neither from the east, nor from the west, ...

It appears from a study of the Scriptures that heaven is located in the North in our universe. When they would offer the sacrifices in the Old Testament they would offer them northward toward the Lord. Notice what Moses said in Leviticus 1:11, "And he shall kill it on the side of the altar northward before the Lord: and the priests, Aaron's sons, shall sprinkle his blood round about upon the altar." The implication is clear that the Lord is in the north. "Northward before the Lord," says God's Word.

Most people believe Heaven is directly up. But then it is either everywhere, or it would be continually changing as the earth rotates. It does not say God is in the East or West either since it continually changes as the earth rotates also. So if Heaven is in the north, then that is up and earth is down. God sees from the north, man sees from the south. Man’s view is directly the opposite of God’s knowledge. This is where the saying, "Everything is going south" came from.

Remember the blind men and the elephant?

 Once upon a time, there lived six blind men in a village. One day the villagers told them, "Hey, there is an elephant in the village today."

They had no idea what an elephant is. They decided, "Even though we would not be able to see it, let us go and feel it anyway." All of them went where the elephant was. Everyone of them touched the elephant.

"Hey, the elephant is a pillar," said the first man who touched his leg.

"Oh, no! it is like a rope," said the second man who touched the tail.

"Oh, no! it is like a thick branch of a tree," said the third man who touched the trunk of the elephant.

"It is like a big hand fan" said the fourth man who touched the ear of the elephant.

"It is like a huge wall," said the fifth man who touched the belly of the elephant.

"It is like a solid pipe," Said the sixth man who touched the tusk of the elephant.

They began to argue about the elephant and everyone of them insisted that he was right. It looked like they were getting agitated. A wise man was passing by. He stopped and asked them, "What is the matter?" They said, "We cannot agree to what the elephant is like." Each one of them told what he thought the elephant was like. 

The wise man calmly explained to them, "All of you are right. The reason every one of you is telling it differently because each one of you touched the different part of the elephant. So, actually the elephant has all those features what you all said."
"Oh!" everyone said. There was no more fight. They felt happy that they were all right.

The moral of the story is that there may be some truth to what someone says. Sometimes we can see that truth and sometimes not because they may have different perspective which we may not agree too. 

So, rather than arguing like the blind men, we should say, “I will consider what you say.

Most people are selfish and assume everything they believe is true. This is Humanism, making yourself a god. It is important to see the whole picture, all the facts and do not select the circumstantial evidence that fits your preconceived viewpoint and ignore the rest. 

The problem is how do you handle the situation when someone is entirely wrong. 

It is important to know if your beliefs are true or false. This requires all the facts. Facts are based on observations, repeatable experiments, experience, and two or more reliable witnesses, or facts that are unrelated to each other that point to the same conclusion. And that there are no proven facts that contradict that conclusion.

Many biased people with their minds made up fit the facts together even when they don’t fit. They force round pegs into square holes. All the facts must fit perfectly like a jigsaw puzzle.

Some evidence is not directly observable like events in the past, or supernatural events. These must be based on at least some indirect evidence. Conclusions in these situations have to be based on the preponderance of the evidence. The truth is always supported by more evidence than something that is false.  This is how courts decide the truth. The evidence is weighed on a scale, truth is decided by the weight and reliability of the evidence. Like weather forecasts. If it is 70% to 90% it is almost certain, anything less is just an unproven hypothesis.

Also occam's razor applies, the most likely simple hypothesis requiring the least assumptions is usually correct.

It is important that conclusions not be based on emotions and feelings, they must be based on logic based on proven facts.

Some say it does not matter what you believe as long as you have accepted Jesus as your savior. But false conclusions are dangerous. They can lead you wrong and can end in tragedy and failure. And what you believe can lead others to destruction also.
Many hold onto their beliefs even in the face of facts that falsify their belief. This is because of pride and the fear of change and the confusion of changing our lifestyle and comfortable beliefs. The Bible says Pride goeth before a fall. This was the sin of Lucifer.

This is why truth is only known by a small minority. Even some minorities are wrong. The Bible says broad is the road that leadeth to destruction, and only a few find the narrow path to life and truth. 

This is what my research is all about:

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