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The Fallout of Subjective Truth

July 30, 2008

if Truth is objective, if we live in a world we did not create and cannot change merely by thinking, if the world is not really a dream of our own, then the most destructive belief we could possibly bleieve would be the denial of this primary fact. It would be like closing your eyes while driving, or blissfully ignoring the doctor’s warnings.

– C.S. Lewis, “The Poison of Subjectivsim” in Christian Reflections

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  1. danso permalink
    July 30, 2008 5:47 pm

    Jonathan,

    It’s always refreshing to read your posts. I hope all is well with you and Austin City Life. I hope to plant churches as well in the future (on the mission field). Speaking of which, I just returned from my second visit to the Shan in Mae Sai. It was a blessed time and I miss it very much already! I continue to wonder if God is leading me to that place post-graduation from GCTS. Feel free to check out my blog about the trip. (I led a team from Covenant Chapel).

    Blessings!

  2. danso permalink
    July 30, 2008 5:48 pm

    p.s. my blog site is danso.wordpress.com

  3. July 30, 2008 7:21 pm

    great to hear from ! I’ll check it out!

  4. Hugh Johnson permalink
    July 31, 2008 1:39 am

    I tend to avoid posts like this, but I really like this one. Also, check this one it.. it’s somewhat related

  5. David Hooche permalink
    July 31, 2008 2:11 pm

    I need to do more research on this, but here is what I have so far.

  6. Sue permalink
    August 7, 2008 1:49 am

    All understanding, even of 2 + 2 is subjective.

    The real question is what is the depth of knowledge and even more importantly, self-transcendence which informs your Consciousness.

    Consciousness, not your culturally conditioned and culturally constructed entirely godless left-brained Humpty Dumpty “mind”.

    The “mind” that always, and moment to moment, creates the presumption and illusion that you are a separate “someone” over and against an infinite number of seemingly separate “objects”.

    If you really investigate the matter you will find that you cant even so much as put a foot in an “objecive” world. You and the apparent “world” arise simultaneously.

    And hasnt modern neuro-science, and even quantum physics, told us what we see “out there” is a fabrication and projection of our brain and nervous system—-that is “it” is entirely subjectively “created”.

    Which is another way of saying that everything you see is a subjectively created vision.

    Quantum science, via E=MC2 also tells us that every thing is just a temporary modification of primal energy, or light.
    Even CONSCIOUS light.

    What would the “world” really look like if viewed simultaneously from every possible point of view?

    That is how or what the “world” really looks like. An indivisible unity with not a jot of separateness, or separate “objects” to be found any-“where”.

    Isnt that also the message communicated in the Humpty Dumpty story. Humpty sitting on the wall is the world/cosmos prior to the fall into any and all fragmentary points of view.

    And what happens to both the “world” and your usual very solid sense of separate “self”, when you enter into the state of deep formless sleep. The very essence of your being is what you rest-exist in as the state of deep sleep.

    And that essential essence of the deepest level of your being-existence is entirely subjective.’

    That is why deep sleep (the more the better)is such a refreshment. It relieves us of the inherently fearful burden of having to animate and DEFEND our meat-body personality—that is our false face persona.

    And meanwhile the entire cosmic process, whatever “IT” is (and your body—whatever “it is) continues to arise while you rest in that BLISSFUL state of deep sleep.

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