There are truths and there are lies and then there are Urban Legends which may as well be truths
cause if people believe them they can’t be lies.
Truth is in the eye of the beholder as is beauty and a sense of smell.
Durians taste good to some people who say they are sweet or bittersweet and custard like . To me they taste like mushy onions.
What feels good to one, may not feel good to another.
For example, a tennis ball, which brings the hair on my body to stand on end, to another person, is something pleasurable.
A person can be raised to love pain and pain isn’t so bad if you do not fear it.
Sometimes the anticipation of pain, feels worse than the actual pain itself.
Mind over matter as they say
People walking over coals, worshippers piercing themselves with hooks, pulling heavy loads,
have all experienced things and if you ask them, will each have a different story to tell of the same experience.
We believe a person is insane and a liar if he declares himself to be God or King.
But give me a good reason why he should or could not really be who he says he is and who are we to judge otherwise?
Is a bad machinist, a machinist?
He has a piece of paper saying he is but his work sucks.
Is a bad artist, not an artist? What is a bad artist?
Is a thief a thief, if he believes the world is his oyster or steals food for survival?
We say he is a thief but are we not thieves as well for buying and selling things which are there, because they are, like cones from a tree.
Did anyone pay the tree for the cones? Did anyone ask the tree if it wants to be sold on the land it sits on?
Did any one ask a flower if its seed can be taken or the chicken if its eggs can be used for food?
Did anyone pay the hole in the ground for the coal that’s taken?
Did anyone pay the inventor of water for the water we use everyday?
Did anyone pay the sun for the heat it gives?
In the beginning, people believed in many Gods because they gave credit to where credit was due.
The soil got impregnated with seed and grew off spring, so people prayed to the Soil God for giving them food.
The tree gave of its fruit so man prayed to the Tree God
The sun gave heat so People prayed to the Sun God.
Today we do not give credit to any thing or any one.
We will not pray to thank the Sun nor the tree nor to a faceless God we do not know
but we will pray to the man or entity who holds power and fear over us,
be he a religious leader, a king, or president.
Man has become arrogant and believes everything is his to buy and sell.
Money is power and yet I have not seen one person who owns it, bow down to a dollar bill and pray to it, as they have, say… to statues.
I have seen no one pray to oil or coal or even diamonds.
So what does all this mean?
We place value in what is meaningful to us but if this is the case, then we cannot act as judges in courts and systems,
against people who do not believe in them or who do not have the same values.
So I guess in order to be able to make value judgements and laws that stick, the people we accuse and
blame for not following them, have to be part of the same group of believers.
Otherwise you punish an innocent and you teach, not the laws of the land but that you are a powerful monster ,
ruler or God superior to humans, man must bow down to in fear and be controlled in fear until one day
he can over power you and set his own vision of truths and lies as he sees them to be, but not necessarily are.
He can for instance tell you or make you believe the sun is cold reversing the meaning of words.
So you feel the sun as hot but instead of using the word hot, you use the word cold.
The end result could be that we believed in one thing but it ended up being another.
Today they are trying to prove that it wasn’t Christopher Columbus who discovered
If they can prove it by finding the wood only Chinese boats were made of, in North America,
Christopher Columbus could become an urban legend and
her rights over this continent.
Urban Legends ………are we all not a part of them?????
And Who ever said "the best things in life is free?"