Discerning the Truth –
There is a great danger in the age we currently live in. It comes in the guise of information and news. Whoever controls the press, controls the masses. When someone hears something again and again and again, they start to believe it must have some validity. The other day a very well respected journalist said that in the desire to be impartial and fair to both sides of an issue, both sides of an issue have been given equal time. This leads people to believe that they both carry the same amount of truth.
As an example let me call your attention to our planet. Mother earth is in bad shape. Her air, her water, her foundational structure, and her minerals have been used and abused, almost to the point of no return. The trees we need for oxygen have been disseminated in some places to make room for commerce. We need clean water to drink and clean air to breathe. They have both been horribly compromised all across the planet.
Continuing to take out oil has caused pollution and weakened the planets infrastructure. We must find different energy sources. The world is full of free energy potential from the sun and yet the oil companies continue to grow and thrive and weaken the planet every day.
Many scientists are gathering to address this issue and change it. The people who want to preserve the planet are in the majority – in the 90 percentile. The ones who desecrate it for their own personal gain are in the minority. Yet, you will hear as many news stores saying there is a problem as you do saying that the problem is being exaggerated. This is the press being ‘fair’ to both sides. It leads people to the wrong conclusions. We are going to have to start standing up for the rights of the planet or we are going to lose her. Some species of animals are already so small that people can count them. Native cultures have said that when you can count the animals you have almost passed the point of no return. It is the current generation that is going to have to do something about this, or there will be nothing left for the grandchildren.
People must become discerning in what they read, and what they hear and what they believe. Truth is in short supply these days on the airways and in print. This message comes to you as a plea. Whatever you read, and whatever you see, and whatever you hear, please use your intellect and your intuition and your ability to reason and research to discover the truth.
Just because something is said repeatedly and loudly does not make it truth. The responsibility for discerning truth must rest with each one of us. To the best of my ability I have always done my research, and prayerfully offered up to you what I believed was the truth. I will continue to do that. The truth of the moment is that we must become watchful when it comes to the media. It can be used to inform or it can be used to influence. I pray that all of us together can find a way to uncover the truth, and heal the earth, ourselves, and each other.