by Mark Colvin
Everyone wants to know one thing – “What am I going to do?” That is the burden of life. We have to be guided by some kind of idea about what would be good to do. Do I try to avoid pain? Do I pursue pleasure? Do I have duties? Who knows? That question is the other thing that we cannot avoid. We must seek out knowledge from the institutions that we find here. The University, the news, the Church…. oh my. What if they are trying to control me with what they offer as knowledge? What if they have an agenda?
Here we start the process of evaluating the answers we are given and examining them to see if they are reasonable and true. We will never live long enough to check out every
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claim to truth and to see how well it stands the test. Perhaps the best we can do is to develop a way to investigate claims that directly effect our lives. A tried and true way of looking for truth is to start with the “great” ones. These are those who have made an impact upon history. At the center of history (or the calendar for that matter) is a man from an obscure people from an obscure place. Jesus of Nazareth. It can hardly be denied that he was remarkable, for history bends around his story. What made him so interesting?
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