Letter to the Editor: December 14, 1997
between Science Religion
"What is truth?"
was asked by Pontious Pilate at one of
the most important trials of recorded time. The answer stood before him,
and it was later nailed to a cross, if you believe the Bible. The answer
was based on a philosophy of paradox...A king born in a stable. His message
proclaiming to be "The Way, The Truth, and the Life", and proclaiming
to be "The Light of the World." The key is the word "the."
Truths are to The Truth as the different colors of the rainbow are to The
Light. A simple solution to a two thousand year old question, where science
and religion cross. The example provides us with the key to appreciate
that while we are taught that truth is truth and a lie is a lie, we must
appreciate that the truth we speak read or write can be a lie if it merely
a true half-truth; a newly discovered paradox, the light that deceives.
There is a differnce between truth, a
truth, the truth and The Truth in the infinite sense. Truths are but "fruits
from the infinite tree of knowledge." Appreciating this concept allows
us to understand that different and distinct truths can be incorporated
to form a greater truth, as different colors of the rainbow form white
light. So perhaps to answer the two thousand year old question "What
is Truth" that answer was nailed to a cross and it was the cross between
science and religion. As we celebrate the birth of Christ, it is in his
death that perhaps his message is revealed . The Crusifixtion provides
us with the Cross, simply put a positive sign; the way to this truth about
truth, based on paradox.
Caesar Squitti c.1997
"Land of the Sleeping Giant"