In the city of Jerusalem. A criminal, bearing no crime, stands before the Roman Prefect. His accusers are the Jewish leaders, who claim he has been plotting agents the nation of Rome. Which was ruling Israel at the time. They claim that this man has been traveling around the province proclaiming himself to be, “the King of the Jews”. The Roman Prefect is very aware that this is not the case. However, the Jewish leaders have a lot of influence over the people and the Prefect is in charge of controlling them. So the Roman turns to prisoner and asked if he is, in fact, a king. The man, without denying it, says that the purpose of his birth was to testify to the truth. Hearing this, the Roman stares at the accused, conflicted, but then says as he gets up to leave-
“What is Truth?”- Pontius Pilate 33 A.D.
“What is Truth?” This is one of the most profound and basic questions humanity has ever asked. Basic, because our understanding of reality is shaped by the conclusion. And profound, because the truth is often stranger than fiction. After Pilate asked the question he didn’t stick around for the answer, I don’t think we will make that mistake, so here are 10 thoughts about truth.
“The truth is incontrovertible. Malice may attack it, ignorance may deride it, but in the end, there it is.”Winston Churchill
“Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored.”Aldous Huxley, Complete Essays 2, 1926-29
“The truth.” Dumbledore sighed. “It is a beautiful and terrible thing, and should therefore be treated with great caution.”J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone
“In wartime, truth is so precious that she should always be attended by a bodyguard of lies.”Winston Churchill
“You never know how much you really believe anything until its truth or falsehood becomes a matter of life and death to you.”C. S. Lewis
“I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become a reality… I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word.”Martin Luther King, Jr.
“In a time of deceit telling the truth is a revolutionary act.”George Orwell
“When I despair, I remember that all through history the way of truth and love have always won. There have been tyrants and murderers, and for a time, they can seem invincible, but in the end, they always fall. Think of it–always.”Mahatma Gandhi
“If you look for truth, you may find comfort in the end; if you look for comfort you will not get either comfort or truth only soft soap and wishful thinking to begin, and in the end, despair.”C. S. Lewis
“If you hold to my teaching, you are really my disciples. Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.”Jesus, John 8:31-32
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