Monday, November 27, 2006

On voting.

I am frequently frustrated with how often we are required to make important decisions without all the facts. A prime example is in politics. When you vote for a candidate, frequently you know less about who they are than you know about an actor from the role they play in a movie. (I suppose that's how a guy like Arnold Schwartzenegger gets elected.) Information you are likely to get about "major" (i.e. media anointed) candidates is manufactured and packaged to fit polls and focus groups. Other candidates lucky enough to be mentioned by the media, are made to fit a two dimensional caricature that allows you to dismiss them as "not credible." The most credible and sincere politicians I've met prefer to sidestep the P.R. machine (often because they can't afford one), and will try to communicate with you as directly as possible. Blogs are good for that. If you must vote for someone you don't know, look beyond the image.

“Always vote for principle, though you may vote alone, and you may cherish the sweetest reflection that your vote is never lost.” -John Quincy Adams

Saturday, November 25, 2006

Al-truism kickoff

Discernment of truth is one of the most coveted of spiritual gifts. The morally-relativistic mind is "driven with the wind and tossed", has no rudder, and no stars or compass to navigate by.

Rest assured, I am convinced absolute truths exist. The challenge is in their recognition. I dedicate this blog to the the discernment of truth from error.