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Chaplains Corner

Spiritual and motivational guidance from the Chapter Chaplain, Rev Fannalou Guggisberg.

Chaplain's Article of March 2018

“What is truth?” Pilate asked, and washed his hands of the matter. I submit he’d feel right at home in today’s culture. Fake news? Nothing new about that. Posturing, hypocrisy, pretense, and smear tactics – all have plagued us since early times.


No wonder the Oxford Dictionary pronounced the term “post-truth” word of the year in 2016!


Most of us remember Sgt. Joe Friday of Dragnet, who advised interviewees, “Just the facts, Ma’am.” Not conjecture, wishful thinking, or misleading statements. Just the facts, the truth. That’s all we want.


“Post-truth” persons prefer relying on emotional biases or personal belief rather than objective fact, in forming their opinions. In their world, Gertrude Stein’s “A rose is a rose is a rose…” becomes “a rose is a sandwich is a desert,” or what-ever they prefer it to be. That’s the truth, and it’s “truthier” than your truth.


According to whom? Certainly not God.


Ah, but the “post-truthers” reject God. Get rid of God, and all His moral absolutes, and truth is whatever you want it to be. They wish.


Truth persists in spite of efforts to undermine it or do away with it. No absolutes? Ricin kills. A dropped stone falls to earth. God calls His creation “Good.” We are His creatures.


That last is one of the self-evi-dent truths our Founders set forth in the Declaration of Independence, truth grounded in “the Laws of Nature and Nature’s God.”


Whose truth? God’s eternal, unchanging truth. Nothing “post” about it.


Blessings and grace.

Rev Fannalou Guggisberg


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