The Fall of Truth in a Fearful World

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EARLIER IN THIS BOOK, I wrote about the practice of telling falsehoods or spreading derogatory information about other people — advising that one should never accept such information at face value because very often the people doing the bad-mouthing are doing so either because of their own internal hang-ups or just plain old jealousy. The true victim in any calumnious situation is always truth.

Truth, for me, is the most precious commodity in the universe, so it’s hardly surprising that it should come under attack in a corrupted, relativistic world where the majority have no reverence for the genuinely sacred. When I contemplate what the world would be like without the possibility of objective truth, I see a moral desert and the cosmos would be an ugly scar from one end to the other. Yet, many today deny that there is even such a thing as truth! They say that everyone has their own truth therefore it can only ever be relative and never absolute. Truth, they say, is therefore merely what any human being happens to feel is right at any one time.

But is this true? Or, rather, can it be true, given the fact that they say that nothing can be true! Allow me to demonstrate this conundrum in the form of a dialogue. This is a dialogue which you could very easily have with most members of the human race. It is based on an actual conversation that I had and it goes like this: Read the rest of this entry »

“Are You Shaming Me?” [poem]

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From what I have observed of shame, it has a taste.
Metallic, subtle, sulphurously hiding underneath
one’s gritted teeth, it cloaks itself in sugar-coated
candyflossedish vain houdiniesque derangerous
escapological decay. For people run from shame as if
it was a guillotine or other similarly end-it-all device.
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If I Become Somewhat Quiet on Here for a While…

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IF I GO SOMEWHAT QUIETER ON HERE, it’s because I’m now concentrating on finishing my upcoming eBook, “Narrow Gate ~ Pathway Strait: The Road I have Chosen”. (By the way, please do not confuse the word “strait” with the identical-sounding word “straight”. Their only similarity is phonetic. They are VERY different in meaning — especially in the context of this eBook! 😉). The cover page is the image you see above. (And, so you know, I take the path on the left in the image. I ain’t fooled by pretty flowers 🙂).

The first 55 pages contain a spiritual autobiography (starting from birth) and the remaining pages are an extended presentation of what I have discovered in my almost seventy years of existence (three-score years and ten 😉) about what lies behind what can be Read the rest of this entry »

Life-Star, part 1 [sonnet]

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When you sit highest in the Summer sky,
and all that can be zenithed shimmers there;
I think of all your powers which underlie
this fallen corner of creation’s lair.
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Dear Fakebook…

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Dear Fakebook,

I understand that you are stepping up your game to eliminate profiles which you deem to be propagating fake news or false information. That is surely going to be counterproductive for you because most of the “informational” memes and many of the claims on Fakebook are fake, which would mean you will have to delete many of your subscribers! 😀 However, I think you may mean that you are going to delete profiles which publish information which you would like to fool the public into believing is fake, but which really exposes the truth about what is happening in the world 😉 Read the rest of this entry »

A Necessary Veil (poem)

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Staring longsome at the quietbusy midnight sky,
nostalgia curtseys at the threshold of my soul
as waves of tearful joy unlock what once was
hidden by a necessary veil across my eyes. Read the rest of this entry »

Dear Victoria Beckham…

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Dear Victoria Beckham,

I can’t help noticing the vast number of people on social media dictating to you that you should constantly smile when out in public. I found this so bizarre that I feel compelled to pen these open words of support to you.  Read the rest of this entry »