On Variable Reality

The actual truth cannot be put into words; we can only present it as parable. Your heart can discern things the mind cannot, and an active heart-centered focus will protect your mind from it’s own inherent weaknesses. This is why people who live by conviction versus intellect can easily shoot holes in the reasoning of folks who trust intellect more than their hearts.

We need to act as if reality is variable. In more clinical terms, I am utterly convinced that history has been edited repeatedly. It contributes to something called the Mandela Effect (look it up) whereby significant sized communities of folks who experienced something together can remember something different than what the records show. While some of that is the predictable results of unconscious effects of common mythology, some of it is a genuine shift in reality. That should not trouble us who follow Christ from the heart.

How often have I tried to say this: Objective facts are ultimately not the issue. The reason I say that is because they are variable. One of the things we lost in the Fall was the ability to process reality from the heart and an instinctive distrust of sensory data. We can regain some of that here and now, but remain saddled with an intellect that cannot handle a shift in reality, especially one that takes place in real time before your eyes. The mind wants a rational explanation, and while the linked video there may be some kind of trickery in editing a video, it doesn’t have to be. The problem is that our fallen intellect can’t process what we are seeing.

Why do you suppose Pharaoh’s magicians were able to do things the Bible mundanely notes are real magic? That text assumes a different epistemology than is common in the West. It assumes you recognize that Satan can make use of features in reality the mind cannot grasp. It’s not that Satan has so much power, but that we are deceived about what’s normal. Miracles are built into Creation. The problem is that we don’t understand the mechanism because we don’t have an intellectual culture steeped in that different outlook that gave us the Bible. When we can shed the idea of “objective reality,” we will be in a better position to deal with such things.

We’ll see more miracles when we get used to the viewpoint on reality that God revealed to His people long ago. Learn to walk by convictions/faith.

About Ed Hurst

Disabled Veteran, prophet of God's Laws, Bible History teacher, wannabe writer, volunteer computer technician, cyclist, Social Science researcher
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1 Response to On Variable Reality

  1. Jay DiNitto says:

    It should be pretty self-evident that human intellect needs to be carefully organized and executed to do anything materially complicated. How such a paradigm could determine an ultimate truth is ridiculously far-fetched.


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