The Philosophy of Truth Making You FreeThere exists a philosophy that, the truth will make you free.
For example,exposing a conspiracy that does yourself and others harm can only set you freefrom further harm and related mischief. Whether or not the conspirators are thecriminals of society or the highest branches of our own government. Injusticespreads like a virus and it needs to be stopped while there is still a way. Theeffects of such an act can only free us and make us more aware of suchcorruptness.
Moreover, a conspiracy spawned by criminals in society, to cause harm,will no doubt enslave the public both mentally and physically. The society willsee the injustice happening but will not know from where it is being caused.This effect will be expressed in the sort of decisions they make and companythey keep. A more defensive society cannot feel free until the conspiracy isbrought to light, that is until the truth is told and the harm is stopped,society cannot be free.Furthermore, a harmful conspiracy in the highest levels of ourgovernments prevents freedom on a greater scale. If the truth cannot be found inthe government that we elect, then what hope have we for progress.
Mistrust andsuspicion will be the tools of this brand of enslavement. If the truth isrevealed then the uncovered conspiracy will free the public from the secrets andlies and in essence keep the government honest.First, the truth will make you free, is an irresponsible statement. Toreveal the truth is not necessarily the best solution to a conspiracy. When youmake the public aware of all that goes on whether it be what the criminals areup to or the high officials of governments, then a little knowledge causes a lotof unnecessary panic. A public with a truthful knowledge of what criminals havebeen doing will become paranoid beyond belief.
They become defensive andsuspicious of every person. That is how the truth can make you a prisoner ofyour own devising.Also, when this harmful conspiracy in the higher levels of societybecomes known, then a little truth can cause a lot of harm. The issues that thegovernment deals with are of such great consequence that, they will have to makeunpopular decisions and even make unscrupulous deals and from the products ofthis practice, the public in turn will cause an unparalleled uproar that wouldtear the fabric that holds a society together, if they knew the truth. Thereforethe truth cannot make you free, because the truth can do more harm than good.Next is the statement, man is condemned to be free.
That is that man isfree to ruin the world. Everyone has the choice of doing something helpful orharmful in their everyday life. We are free to make others suffer and life a bitharder than it already is now. The freedom that runs rampant in society allowshate groups to form and march. It ties the hands of our officials and policemenfrom protecting us all in the name of freedom. We are condemning ourselves to aplace that allows almost anyone to get weapons and the most unscrupulous peopleinto our government because they were free to sling mud at their opponent.
Therefore man is condemned by freedom because the fight for freedom is ongoingand the more we try to restrict harmful behavior, the more rules are establishedto get in the way of enforcement.First, it is unthinkable that man can be condemned to be free. Man hasmade great efforts to make the world better by spreading freedom. The freedomto choose what is right for you is the most fundamental freedom that exists.
Rather than being weighed down by restriction of what you can and cannot do withyour life man has the freedom to decide on it’s own. It is because anyone canrun for office in government that we are free, life is not decided for us. Wehave the freedom to make a mistake and the freedom of whether we want to learnfrom it. This can only free a society, not condemn it.
A world does not becomeruined by making those who enforce the law use a bit of human decency whendealing with those people whom have made bad decisions. Laws and regulations aremade to stop injustice, they should not be an excuse to infringe on anotherperson’s life. Therefore the idea that man is condemned to free is ludicrous,man is privileged to be free to make the world what they want it to be good orbad.Next there is a statement of beauty is in the eye of the beholder. If youwere to ask a man what he considered to be beauty in a woman, perhaps he wouldsay it is the face, the body, or even the mind. However the quality of thesefeatures and even how they are judged depend on the particular taste of this man.
Perhaps he enjoys the charms of a thin and fit woman of perfect shape or avariety of shape that exists in other women. He may prefer an intellectualperson or even one that is not so keen on conversation. The details are infinite,but regardless of what this man finds beautiful may not necessarily be the samefor every other man.Moreover, the opinion of this one man is simply the product of hiseducation, both formal and private by countless people that range anywhere fromparent to complete stranger. Therefore by this condition it is easy to see thatnot every man had his kind of education.
However his view is his from what hehas learned, it does not mean that someone else with the same background willhave the same views, it simply means that these are his particular views that hehas formed based on that previous education. So beauty is truly in the eye ofthe beholder.Next, beauty is in the eye of the beholder, is simply not true. The manin question based his opinion of beauty on standards that have already been set.He most likely grew up seeing a particular kind of woman in advertisements,television shows, and countless other sources that depicted what is beauty.Human kind has been doing it for centuries, through artwork, literature, andfashion it has always been made clear what physical and mental attributes arecommonly desired in women.
In particular if this man says that he likes womenwho are thin than this is because society has made great efforts to say thatobesity is not beauty. Health and beauty aids of a store supply products to makesomeone thinner not fatter. Also if he prefers blonde haired women it isbecause all the woman in the movies that were that were most desired had blondehaired. Therefore any quality that this man can think of as beauty is beauty toa great amount of men. So beauty exists in the woman that can meet societiesidea of what is beautiful.Lastly there is a statement, science is the only valid way of knowing.
This is evident in the knowledge derived from scientific methods. When you usescientific methods, you eliminate all other variables and conduct tests that areobjective and specific. Science explains the mysteries of the world with soundtested theories that have not been conclusively proven wrong. When science findsprevious theories to be false, then it is false only because it has beenscientifically proven wrong. It is a practice that eliminates all doubts toarrive at a plausible solution to whatever problem is present.
Therefore ifknowledge has been established by science then it is valid and should beaccepted until science proves otherwise.Now, the statement that says, science is the only valid way of knowing,is false. Scientific method is based on estimated standards that are basicallyestimated guesses.
It is mere luck alone that makes it possible for scientifictheories to be proven true, otherwise why would there still be so many mysteriesto life, science cannot explain everything. It can eliminate variables and findand test a solution, but many solutions that were found to be true turned out tolater be false. Luck and a lot of convincing made scientific fact finding soundreasonable. For every explanation that science gives, there is an equal andopposite reason why it may not be valid.
Science cannot be the only valid way ofknowing because the knowledge gained from science is not completely valid.