Knowing is Believing?

The first time I read the article, “How Do You Know It’s True?” by Brent Johnson , a proverbial light bulb came on. In a nutshell, the article revolves around the author stating many of today’s current affairs followed by the question “How do you know it’s true?” in relationship to one’s own personal experience. Whether a news account on the web, a newspaper article, a radio broadcast, or even a printed instruction booklet such as those sent to most of us by the IRS, what is it that actually makes it an undisputable ‘truth’ to any one of us who may read it or hear it??

The first time I read the article, “How Do You Know It’s True?” by Brent Johnson , a proverbial light bulb came on. In a nutshell, the article revolves around the author stating many of today’s current affairs followed by the question “How do you know it’s true?” in relationship to one’s own personal experience. Whether a news account on the web, a newspaper article, a radio broadcast, or even a printed instruction booklet such as those sent to most of us by the IRS, what is it that actually makes it an undisputable ‘truth’ to any one of us who may read it or hear it??

By itself, a statement is only an expression of something in speech or writing, it does not hold an automatic assumption of truth. Furthermore, proclaiming it true does not make it so! Anything that is convincing is believable because it overcomes doubts or opposition, while something that is plausible may appear convincing on the surface, but may not be so upon closer examination. Believability can be gained when the audience finds a statement to be plausible, but it is only ‘true’ when in accordance with fact or reality.

So what about the massive amount of statements made everyday by organizations throughout the world including our ever growing, all encompassing, federally controlled mass media? Well, they have no credibility unless we first give it to them. Are they true? Only if they are in accordance with fact. How do we know? We don’t, unless our personal experience can prove it to be so. Thanks to Brent Johnson, the genius behind the “Voice of Freedom” radio show and website I may just be starting to learn what it is to be an American.

Related Links
http://www.brentjohnsontruth.com/archives/000002.html
http://www.freedomradio.us/ ?

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