DailyBlog : Challenging The Truth

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For the sake of blogging and self-exploration and contemplation, I’ve been slowly making my way through answering questions from this list

Today’s Question : Is it possible to know the truth without challenging it first?

Absolutely not. I don’t think anyone should ever take anything at face value without challenging it. Challenging will either lead you to realize that you don’t agree with / believe in whatever you were told, or it will help you realize that you honestly do. For example, I was raised Roman Catholic. Being the naturally inquisitive person that I am, I asked many questions that challenged the things I was brought up to believe, and by the time I was fourteen and my peers were getting ‘confirmed’ into the church, I refused, because I did not agree with the things that religion teaches. As an adult in my thirties I feel I made the right choice for myself and I am most definitely not involved in that religion.

It’s also perfectly fine if you DO believe what you were brought up to believe, but I think it’s very important to ask those challenging questions, to learn about the things other people / other religions believe in and why, because how do you know what you feel in your heart is or isn’t true unless you explore other beliefs?

Obviously this applies to far more things than religion, but that’s just a personal example I can pull from. I think it’s important in this day and age to explore all options (of any situation) before deciding what’s right for you, and when it comes to “truth”, if you can, check sources. Again, just don’t take anything at face value.

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