Resistance to the Truth

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Resistance to the Truth – 16 May 2007

Why do otherwise intelligent people – many of them believers – so often resist the truth? Why do they choose to adhere to myths that defy logic, and to indulge in wishful thinking, ignoring the testimony of those who “have been there”?

Let me give you an example of what I’m trying to get across here: So many people want to believe farmers who tell them that they treat their cows as pets – the old MacDonald’s farm myth.

Common sense tells you that in animals, just as in human mothers, birthing brings on milk production. The cows produce milk to feed their calves. And what happens to the calves? About two days after birth, they are stolen from their mothers, so that the farmers can sell the milk to human beings. What do farmers generally do with the male offspring? They become veal calves. This cycle is repeated until the cows no longer produce milk. Then it’s slaughter time for the cows, too.

In a nutshell, this is one prevalent example of resistance to the truth, and a reminder of the statement from Proverbs 12:10 – “But even the compassion of the wicked is cruel.”

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"Joyful Curmudgeon"
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No! I see all the beauty of God's creation and I'm joyful.  At the same time, I see all the suffering and corruption going on in the world, and feel called to help expose and end it so that we may have true peace and compassion.

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