Truth versus Fact

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A TV viewer emailed an accusation: Texi Thompson, winning the major, had hit her ball from an incorrect position. The officials assessed her four stroked in penalties. Tumple, tumble out of the lead.

Back in 1961 I worked a season at the flat tracks, NYRA. Cappy would announce, “The results are now official.” That signaled the bettors that winning tickets could now be paid off. Once the state paid off on the 6 hors at 8 – 1, the state didn’t care if God showed up with an alternate photofinish: The state paid on what Cappy announded as fact. The state didn’t bother to distinguish fact from truth, itself from God: the truth was a practical matter, money was involved.

What would monotheism be like if the epistemology of science held. Science goes by the best information at hand. New data, new interpretations may succeed old date, old interpretations. Churches can’t do that. At least churches don’t do that: correct wrong information at your peril. Where money is involved, power, the 2,000 year old account will correct the current account. Indeed, there will be no current accound. Classic information only.

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Seems to me that some modicum of honesty is requisite to intelligence. If we look in the mirror and see not kleptocrats but Christians, we’re still in the same old trouble.
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