I agree 100% with your sentiment. If only we could make it happen! Maybe we’ll be part of a new, kinder, more rational wave. Devoutly to be wished!
No, no, no! Put de lime in de coconut !
“Damn it, Eurydice, go to Hades!”
I think the bird is a mailman and the man is being a bird who will get revenge by dropping some—ahem—droppings as a turnabout!
What you say certainly has merit. However, what you appear to characterize as knowable truth, I characterize as verifiable facts. “Truth” is, in actuality, a philosophical term. What we “know” is often different than what we can prove, but we call it truth, anyway—because we believe it. Each person uses what he thinks are the agreed upon meanings of words, only to find he’s been misunderstood through someone else’s filter. That is how I see “truth.” But I will fight to the death your right to believe as you do. Do I really understand what you are saying? Do you truly get my meaning? I’m afraid we may never be able to resolve those question as long as we are dealing with abstracts such as “God,” the “Christ,” “eternity” for which there are many variations of meaning and interpretation. Just one example, you can only tell me what you believe God is. My contention is that no one knows in any verifiable way. Saying it’s true because some people wrote about it in a book called the Bible (or any of the other sacred scriptures of mankind (which differ often markedly) really doesn’t count. Anyway, very interesting discussion. Always nice to have philosophical disquisitions or more informal comparisons of belief around the old GoComics campfire. :-)
O.K. Great. I know the Bible well, several standard versions and the Lamsa translation from the Aramaic. One of my professions was as a minister. I wish you well with your beliefs. :-)
I’m sure that’s the truth—for you—and many others. But that’s what truth seems to be, something that exists on a personal level. I think we can speak of “your truth” or “my truth” and it will be meaningful to us. Is it real? Is it factual? Doesn’t matter. After all, what is “reality”? I would never say you’re wrong, but I would say I believe I’m right. Truth may well be an absolute for each of us and be very different for each. But as the Zen people say (and others) there are many paths to the One, and every road leads there. Truth? Well, I believe it!
Coming right up, sir! Don’t mean to needle you, though!
Oscar Fingal O’Flahertie Wills Wilde deserved to be included. Otherwise, delightful, Michael.
Could it be Caulfield is referencing that Frazz is often talking out of his ass?