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How To Tell What Is True From What Is Untrue.
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How To Tell What Is True From What Is Untrue.
Of course, I am talking about topics that REALLY matter.  If you are free to say things about the really important topics, those things are probably untrue.  If you aren't allowed to speak them, they are probably true.  In my case, that is what I have found to be true.  Because I hand people a redpill.  For those who take it, they are repulsed by the reality.  It is as the old saying goes, "Ignorance is bliss."

  The reason for this is that most people are filthy, stinking, liars at heart.  They think that lies are the way to go.  Even animals are known to use deception.  So it's no wonder that humans do too.  But with the effect we can have on this planet, lies just aren't the way to go.  Also, lies are most likely to lead to bad ends.  Then people have to tell themselves even bigger lies to make those bad ends seem not so bad.  And so on and so on and so on.  Until we get to where we are now.  Which isn't a good place.
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RE: How To Tell What Is True From What Is Untrue.
I don't think this is a good criteria for reliably discerning truth.

Maybe provide an example or two just to see where you're coming from.
"Our attitudes towards things like race or gender operate on two levels. First of all, we have our conscious attitudes. This is what we choose to believe. These are our stated values, which we use to direct our behavior deliberately ... But the IAT [Implicit Association Test] measures something else. It measures our second level of attitude, our racial attitude on an unconscious level - the immediate, automatic associations that tumble out before we've even had time to think. We don't deliberately choose our unconscious attitudes. And ... we may not even be aware of them. The giant computer that is our unconscious silently crunches all the data it can from the experiences we've had, the people we've met, the lessons we've learned, the books we've read, the movies we've seen, and so on, and it forms an opinion." - Malcolm Gladwell
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RE: How To Tell What Is True From What Is Untrue.
(November 14, 2019 at 8:42 pm)Grandizer Wrote: I don't think this is a good criteria for reliably discerning truth.

Maybe provide an example or two just to see where you're coming from.

  And after that, see the word BANNED! come up on my screen.  I can't remember how many dozens of times that has happened at various forums.  For a variety of reasons.  So I will decline your suggestion.
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RE: How To Tell What Is True From What Is Untrue.
(November 14, 2019 at 8:33 pm)redpill Wrote: Of course, I am talking about topics that REALLY matter.  If you are free to say things about the really important topics, those things are probably untrue.  If you aren't allowed to speak them, they are probably true.  In my case, that is what I have found to be true.  Because I hand people a redpill.  For those who take it, they are repulsed by the reality.  It is as the old saying goes, "Ignorance is bliss."

  The reason for this is that most people are filthy, stinking, liars at heart.  They think that lies are the way to go.  Even animals are known to use deception.  So it's no wonder that humans do too.  But with the effect we can have on this planet, lies just aren't the way to go.  Also, lies are most likely to lead to bad ends.  Then people have to tell themselves even bigger lies to make those bad ends seem not so bad.  And so on and so on and so on.  Until we get to where we are now.  Which isn't a good place.

Do you ever lie?
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RE: How To Tell What Is True From What Is Untrue.
(November 14, 2019 at 8:33 pm)redpill Wrote: Of course, I am talking about topics that REALLY matter.  If you are free to say things about the really important topics, those things are probably untrue.  If you aren't allowed to speak them, they are probably true.  

I think I'll understand you better if you give some examples of this. Are you speaking of political issues? Who controls the world, that kind of thing? 

Quote:The reason for this is that most people are filthy, stinking, liars at heart.  They think that lies are the way to go. 

Just recently I was told on this forum that it isn't truth that's important, it's team sports. If you're on the good team, it doesn't really matter whether what you say is true or false. 

I think that's pretty bad. 

Again, are you thinking of some specific cases that we could discuss?
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RE: How To Tell What Is True From What Is Untrue.
The greatest lie ever told is that god exists.
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RE: How To Tell What Is True From What Is Untrue.
(November 14, 2019 at 8:42 pm)Grandizer Wrote: I don't think this is a good criteria for reliably discerning truth.

Maybe provide an example or two just to see where you're coming from.

Because of course, judging by just that, you can't reliably tell this:

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from this:

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This man was fired from his job at the post office because he demanded to know who "Sender" really was and why all those pieces of mail were supposed to be returned to him. I'm not kidding. That's an actual piece of backstory from The Stupids. To be fair, that's only because, well, do we really expect a guy named Stanley Stupid to be that observant?
I was born with a gift of laughter and a sense that the world is mad.

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Trump 2017: We're all nihilists now.
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RE: How To Tell What Is True From What Is Untrue.
[Image: liarparadox.png]

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#9
RE: How To Tell What Is True From What Is Untrue.
If you can't give an example then you're not really a red pill.
Why are you so confident that we don't already know your truths?




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RE: How To Tell What Is True From What Is Untrue.
(November 14, 2019 at 9:09 pm)redpill Wrote:
(November 14, 2019 at 8:42 pm)Grandizer Wrote: I don't think this is a good criteria for reliably discerning truth.

Maybe provide an example or two just to see where you're coming from.

  And after that, see the word BANNED! come up on my screen.  I can't remember how many dozens of times that has happened at various forums.  For a variety of reasons.  So I will decline your suggestion.

Surrre ...
"Our attitudes towards things like race or gender operate on two levels. First of all, we have our conscious attitudes. This is what we choose to believe. These are our stated values, which we use to direct our behavior deliberately ... But the IAT [Implicit Association Test] measures something else. It measures our second level of attitude, our racial attitude on an unconscious level - the immediate, automatic associations that tumble out before we've even had time to think. We don't deliberately choose our unconscious attitudes. And ... we may not even be aware of them. The giant computer that is our unconscious silently crunches all the data it can from the experiences we've had, the people we've met, the lessons we've learned, the books we've read, the movies we've seen, and so on, and it forms an opinion." - Malcolm Gladwell
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