Being Reasonable

Every so often I talk to someone with a mystical tendency. And what I observed is interesting.

Being reasonable isn’t sexy. It isn’t easy. And the answers of reason are not always positive.

Everyone says they want to know the truth, but this is mere words. Most people will take comfort, excitement, and meaning over truth any day.

Here is a test.

Do you follow your feelings, or do you follow the evidence. And just to be clear, by evidence I mean objective and verifiable data that supports a claim.

You you put experience, feeling, or meaning first then you do not want to know the truth.

Truth is the judgment that a claim correspond to the way something is. The ONLY way to judge such corresponds is by the evidence for or against a claim. Intuition is not evidence, Personal mystical experiences are not evidence. Evidence can be checked by other people.

A claim that can’t be tested can’t be trusted.

One dedicated to truth and reason asks, show me the evidence.

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Jay Forrest

Jay N. Forrest is an IT professional, an ordained Humanist minister, and a Certified and Accredited Meditation Teacher.