The relationship between Beliefs and Truth

The relationship between Beliefs and Truth

THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN BELIEFS AND TRUTH
An Ephiphany

All of man’s beliefs are founded on his search for truth. There is no one who has a belief who doesn’t think that it is the truth. That is a powerful revelation and pronouncement. Our beliefs have no value. They in themselves are not right or wrong but a reflection of mans ever changing search for truth. Your beliefs only reflect where you are in that process of human development. As with your feelings, which also have no right or wrong to them, our beliefs only become a problem when we impose them on others. The Dilemma of Man is not a dilemma unless we are imposing what we believe on others to make them “believe” like we do. They too have their own beliefs which must be honored unless they succumb to the desire to impose them on others.
Accepting others rights to believe as they do is separate from the overall search for truth. We do change our beliefs during a lifetime as we come closer to what we believe is the ultimate truth. Our beliefs are not static but evolutionary both for an individual and society. It is the role of science, logic, and spirituality to create the development of truth so that we can modify our beliefs accordingly.
Protection against the imposition of beliefs is the goal of society – not the attempt to get those beliefs changed. Change happens to an individual or society in an internal developmental evolutionary process.
Any “ultimate” truth is in an ever changing process of evolution. It is not an infallible never changing concept. Scientific, logical and spiritual search creates a shift in our beliefs as new information becomes evident. As such our perception of truth grows as our knowledge grows, making “truth” a concept without limits.
As man inherently possesses the inalienable rights which may or may not be fulfilled, society’s role is to protect those rights and the process which the individual must do to free them. Its further role is to create an atmosphere where rights, beliefs, and truth have a chance to grow and come into fruition.
The developmental process of freeing our rights will reflect the developmental process of our changing beliefs in the ultimate search for truth for that individual or society.
January 2014.