The Truth About Facts Or The Facts About Truth?

My Philosophies addressed; assumptions, facts and truth.
Recently, a question that got me pondering, was aksed;

Isn’t a fact something that’s true by definition?

In my opinion, facts are temporarily true, or appear to be true, even if they are not. Facts can change but the truth cannot.

Infact, by definition, fact means something known or believed to be true.
Truth, on the other hand refers to trueness, which is the state of being true.
Facts may or may not agree with the truth, because they are based on the interpretations of our senses and knowlege.
The fact that we are not aware of something does not nullify the existence of such a thing.
The fact that we believe some something to be true does not equally make that thing true.
For example, we can say that dead leaves sieze to be green after they have died. But in reality, we find leaves remaining green for a while after being disconnected from a branch. I have seen stammerers quit stammering, alchoholics quit drinking and different things that were believed to be true about some people, change with time. If it is true that a certain man is poor, how is it that some years down the line, he is rich? How can you say that it is true that I am sad, when only a tickle can get me smiling the next moment?
Facts may be true for a while, but can be changed by people, circumstances and information.
The truth never changes, generations meet it the same. Truth is not subject to opinion, neither can it be manipulated. The truth always was, always is and will always be. Existence or reality is subject to the truth, not the other way round.

What explanation can you give to the mysteries behind Bermuda triangle?
How did the orbits form around the sun?
What generated the winds, lightenings and the thunder that follow?
The bulk of the facts that we see or sense cannot give us a conclusive inference, in other words, we learn by observing and exploring nature. Most of our conclusions are still assumptions because there are often exceptions. Scientific research and knowlege is limited to what we can sense and study or experiment with. Truth is what is irrespective of circumstances. Facts are supposed to be the evidence of truth, but they can be manipulated or misinterpreted, due to ignorance, human limitations or the deceitfulness of man.

Few centuries ago, facts had it that the world was flat. Today, everybody believes that it is spherical.
Truth governs reality. Truth holds everything in place. Truth endures forever. Truth never changes.
Facts change but truth never changes.

To some people, life is vast and seemingly complicated.
To some other people, life is narrow and extremely simple.
Is life really subjected to the opinions of any particular group of people?
Is life dependent on any school of thought?
Deciphering certain things may only bring further confusions.
In my opinion, convictions are often based on faith and not fact. Human systems are flawed because facts are often manipulated in the favour of personal interest.
True peace is a reward of alignment to truth.
The conflicts, fears, lack, insecurity, doubt and anxiety that we keep experiencing can only be stilled when we trust the right way.
When true love binds the whole world together and we stop seeing ourselves as seperate entities, we will experience peace, joy and abundance.
We ought to complement one another.
Life is not a competition but a collaboration.
Very often, the things that we see are an aberation.
The truth may not be seen, but it can be known.
Alignment with the truth is true success and is the path to fulfilment.
The truth is neither influenced by personalities nor bribes.
Just the same way gravity governs bodies of mass, truth governs life.
Facts are simply expressions of reality. Realities can be changed and that’s simply why facts change along.
Truth is eternal and cannot be manipulated.
Alignment with the truth makes everything to fall perfectly in place.
Accepting the truth, believing the truth, living in accordance to the truth eliminates struggles and competition.
Submit to the truth and be lifted up.

There is still a lot to be discovered.
Life is beautiful when aligned with truth.

Thanks, Bumbastories; for stopping by and inspiring a new post.
I’m really wondering or should I say pondering?
Is this the truth about facts or the facts about truth?

Nnamonu Tochukwu.
Some food for thought on assumption, facts and truth.
The Truth About Facts Or The Facts About Truth?

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Who am I really? Can that be defined yet? Probably by the time I'm long gone and all the pieces of my activities are compiled and analysed then you can know what you want to know about me. Meanwhile, I write. Not because I love writing but because I love people. I love to care and love to share. I'm a deep thinker and I love to believe in the impossible. The ideal is attainable and a shot at it must be given. Don't say 'It won't work' rather ask 'how will it work? Nobody is ever doomed unless they made the choice. To resist good and to adopt evil is already doom. To loose hope is to choose doom but to believe that every step is a passing phase leading towards your hope is to choose progress. I may go on and on but my posts say it all. I don't force you to agree, I only say enjoy!
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5 Responses to The Truth About Facts Or The Facts About Truth?

  1. Bumba says:

    I’m glad I got you thinking. Of course we have to agree how we check the validity of facts. And beliefs (such as the world being flat, or that someone is rich, or sad) have almost nothing to do with whether something is true. I think it’s pretty simple. We trust our eyes, our senses – and by extension we also trust machines and instruiments that are extensions of our senses (telescopes, X-rays, gamma ray detectors). It’s always good to go back to the Socratic method: work at a determination of the truth and basic definitions by a careful examination of the facts.

    • You are right on point, Bumba! We often trust our senses and our machines, which are also an extension of our senses.
      Thorough examination of facts would be beautiful, yet in cases where we either do not have the technical capacity or the necessary skill/knowlege to determine the truth, we should not hastily draw conclusions. Judging people is one sensitive aspect that requires care and caution. In my opinion, judgement is beyond man. In most cases, due to the limitations in knowlege and the prejudice or bias that most people have, human judgement is impaired.
      I sincerely appreciate your thoughtful comment. You are very articulate!

  2. Teekay says:

    This is really amazing. I just want to say that truth will continue to be true even if we do not like it/don’t accept it

  3. Very good Son there is only one Truth and that is God’s and as you shared it does not change. It is very True that for many years it was believed that the World was flat, some still even believe it is today regardless of the facts that have now proven it is not, facts that can’t be changed.

    Like you Son, I would rather believe God’s Truth, then secular man’s unproven and changable facts. God had man record in the Scriptures that that the World was round when there were not even big Ships or Spacecraft to confirm it, so only He could have known it was, at the time it was recorded, Mankind belived it was flat after all that is what they saw, those were the facts.

    Job 26:77 He spreads out the northern skies over empty space; He suspends the earth over nothing.

    Isaiah 40: 21 – 22 Do you not know? Have you not heard? Has it not been told you from the beginning? Have you not understood since the earth was founded? He sits enthroned above the circle of the earth, and its people are like grasshoppers. He stretches out the heavens like a canopy, and spreads them out like a tent to live in.

    We know the Scriptures are inspired by God tells us this is so in the Bible and in our hearts, there are other Truths that only God could have known when they were recorded and still more in them not yet disclosed but they will be. Only Atheisits believe the Scriptures are not inspired and why do they because they reject the God who inspired them and why because they don’t believe in the inspired Scriptures and why because they don’t know the God of the inspired Scriptuers instead they Trust in their own fleshy understanding or others, that is their facts …sad but True.

    2 Timothy 3:16-17 All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: That the man/woman of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works.

    Matthew 10:26-28 Fear them not therefore: for there is nothing covered, that shall not be revealed; and hid, that shall not be known. What I tell you in darkness, that speak ye in light: and what ye hear in the ear, that preach ye upon the housetops ( Perhaps our Computers )

    Christian Love from us both – Grannie Annie

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