Monday, October 20, 2014

How to think in three easy lessons

Now my expression, "people who don't know what the jiggety they're talking about" will become famous!

Why is it just nonsensical to say that "doctrine" and "pastoral care" are opposed? Because they are both about the same truth, the Truth, in fact.

Saying "The truth is true" sounds like it shouldn't need saying, but in the last two weeks, we have seen it denied either explicitly or implicitly by many, many people who are supposed to know better.
But what does "nonsensical" mean, really?

"Aristotle wrote: “there cannot be an intermediate between contradictories…This is clear, in the first place, if we define what the true and the false are. To say of what is that it is not, or of what is not that it is, is false, while to say of what is that it is, and of what is not that it is not, is true; so that he who says of anything that it is, or that it is not, will say either what is true or what is false.”

My first post at Steve Skojec's project 1Peter5

Also, I looked things up to write it, even in a BOOK! So it's a really good one.



Chloe said...

I can't get on to 1Peter5 from my iPad. Anyone any idea why?

Hilary Jane Margaret White said...

Ask Steve.

Anonymous said...

"Also, I looked things up to write it, even in a BOOK! So it's a really good one."

Ooh, wow! :)

Louise L

John said...

You remind me of a story. A friend of mine is on the vestry of a very conservative Episcopal church not a hundred miles from here. They had an episcopal visitation a couple of years ago. During the meeting with the vestry, the bishop explained that "you have your truth and I have mine", to which one of the members, without a pause, responded: "Is that true?" Then there was a pause. After which she, the - ahem - bishop, changed the subject.

Logic can't always be avoided.



Anonymous said...

Did he pay you or do I have to sing the song again? - Karen