Stephen Porter - Always Learning
March 21, 2009
It is when someone gets thoughts and ideas that are harmful to others peace of mind and are not stopped that problems are created for those people and they have to learn to defend themselves against the unseen forces of gossip, manipulation and lies that their antagonists create and send through others. This grows and grows until mistrust is everywhere in our thoughts and even known truth is not accepted.
Censurer General wrote:
"It is when someone gets thoughts and ideas that are harmful to others peace of mind and are not stopped that problems are created"
This is how a creationist winds up heading Kanada's science ministry, or priest rapes are allowed to continue for decades, I suppose.
While putting down dissent and rational inquiry through brutality, lies and propaganda of all sort has become de rigueur of late, the truth will always win (however much a pyrrhic victory it must be).
Unfortunately, those the truth threatens have a tendency to spin the words and actions of prophets, philosophers and messiahs alike for their own purposes and personal gain.
Time and time again, we are fooled to the brink of destruction, all to have the same forces raise up again once their calamities have passed.