Does truth exist?

“Truth is like the sun. You can shut it out for a time, but it ain’t going away.”

― Elvis Presley

There are a lot of people who actually think that there is no truth. Most of us know that is just silly, but some actually believe this.
In order for the statement to be true there would have to be at least one truth, but if there is one truth the statement can’t be true.

There are two main types of truths. One is subjective truth, an example of subjective truth is that “I like cheesecake”.  That statement is true as long as the speaker actually likes cheesecake. My husband on the other hand HATES cheesecake. There is nothing wrong with that. In fact that just means there is more cheesecake for me. My waistline may have a problem with that, but logically nothing is wrong here because the truth in each sentence depends on the subject’s taste buds.

The other kind of truth is objective truth.  Fire is hot,  is an example of objective truth. It doesn’t matter what your particular taste are in that truth. If you refuse to believe that fire is hot you will get hurt. You can not simply disagree with it and make it go away.

What kind of truth is religion?  My religion says that God created the universe. The universe isn’t a matter of taste. It either is or it isn’t real. Since we are able to think about the universe, we have to believe it is real. Now if God did not create the universe then my beliefs are wrong. Simply thinking that God made the universe doesn’t make it so. So religion is an objective truth, having millions of people who disagree with me doesn’t change the matter one bit. I am either wrong or right. There is no “It’s true for you and not for me about it.”.

Fascism and socialism

“Under fascism, citizens retain the responsibilities of owning property, without freedom to act and without any of the advantages of ownership. Under socialism, government officials acquire all the advantages of ownership, without any of the responsibilities, since they do not hold title to the property, but merely the right to use it — at least until the next purge. In either case, the government officials hold the economic, political and legal power of life or death over the citizens.” — Ayn Rand

(1905-1982)

Happiness

Happiness is a perfume you cannot pour on others without getting a few drops on yourself.

–Ralph Waldo Emerson

I have a friend that has an amazing talent. No matter how bad of a mood I am in she can make me laugh! I have been on the verge of tears, within a few minutes of getting into her car I am laughing hysterically!  One day I was talking to her about this and she mentioned that I had a similar effect on her.

I also have someone else in my life that complains about EVERYTHING! She has all the personality of a thunder storm.  When she walks into a room it doesn’t matter how happy you are, in a very few minutes you will be sad and depressed.  Emotions are extremely contagious things.

When I used to work (I am not healthy enough now) I used to have a boss that constantly stressed that we needed to smile at all of our customers. I noticed something back then that I seemed to have forgotten for far to long.  Fake smiles rarely stay fake! If you find yourself in a bad mood all the time try smiling at the people you pass during your daily life.  At least some of those people will smile back! Before long their better moods will rub off on you and that smile that you gave them as a gesture of friendliness, will turn into a genuine smile of happiness!

Happy Father’s Day

From Pastor Bob:

When God created man, He made Him in His image. God poured into Adam a measure of his own Fatherhood. He imbued man with a vestige of his own responsibility, authority, power, and love. God gave men the responsibility, authority, power, and love to take care of that which he has charged to our stewardship. According to Genesis 1:26-28, God told humanity to take care of His creation, and His Children, and I think men—especially fathers— feel both the honor and the tremendous weight of providing for, guiding, protecting and loving our families—that sphere of God’s creation that the Lord has entrusted to our care.

Thanks to all the father’s who have honored the Lord by accepting this role.

via Fairview Presbyterian Church.