Journal Entry #488
July 1st, 2011
During my many conversations I have been accused of many things but the one thing that I would have hoped that was made very clear is this;
The accusation- You always think you are right, what makes you so right, you never admit you are wrong and similar type accusations.
I thought that I had made my position on this very clear but apparently not so I will say it again.
I feel I can be wrong on any matter. I am not set in stone on any issue. I am more than open to learning and exploring new ideas and concepts and if any new verifiable evidence is presented on any issue I disagree with or present as not true I will certainly change my mind as it will be true and I believe in acknowledging what is true.
The problem is that the vast majority of what is presented in countering what I have offered has not been anything new or verifiable. I will not dispute your personal experience as your personal experience as I am not you; I would just hope that you would want to know that your explanation you offer is actually true and this is what I hope you are willing to explore.
If you feel I am presenting an attitude of arrogance please show me a better method besides the scientific process, reason and logic has offered that will work on all things. I value what is true based on good evidence not bad evidence. I in no way declare that I even come close to knowing everything and that is why I have my motto as “seek the truth always”.
If there is anyone who publically demonstrates how I view things I would say it is Sam Harris.
Below is a great video that demonstrates issues and concepts most are not willing to talk about.
Ask Sam Harris Anything #1
I hope that I have made it clear that I am not doing what I do to attack anything, to bash any person or announce that I am right and you are wrong. I simply seek out what is true and the best method I see to achieve this is to have open respectful discussion.
I will say that in doing this I will ask hard questions and call those who proclaim what I see as bullshit as true on their claim. If I am wrong I will be more than happy to acknowledge this. You will view me as you will view me and I can do nothing about this but I do hope that you are willing to not be judgemental until you get enough information to make a good decision.
I realize that what I present is not even close to the norm but it is just how I see things in this life at this particular time. I have accepted the way my mind works is exclusive to me as it is my mind and your is exclusive to you but there will be common truths that we can share and that is a great start for discussion which I look forward to from all who are willing to do it respectfully and with an open-mind.