Friday, March 03, 2006

What If You Don't Agree With Me?

Sometimes I'll post things to this forum that not everybody agrees with. Some people write to me and say they don't agree with me. They have very strong, convincing arguments that prove their point. And they demand that I post a retraction to this obvious erosion of the truth.

The simplistic response to them would be that they have every right to be wrong. After all, I wouldn't have posted it if I hadn't believed in all my heart that I was telling the truth. Actually, it's more than that — it's not just that I believe  I am posting the truth. In fact, it is  the truth. After all, how can truth be relative?

But that goes beyond the stated purpose of the forum. It's not my intent to prove that I'm right and you're wrong — however true that might be. My intent is to drill a hole in my head, insert a microscope, and invite you to peek inside.

If you discover why  I believe the things that I do -- whether you agree with me or not — then the stated purpose of the forum has been fulfilled.

On the other hand, if you walk away from here thinking "How can he be such an idiot..." — well, you have a right to be wrong.

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