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Post by Lurker on Tue Sep 18, 2018 12:14 am

According to a 19th century legend, the Truth and the Lie meet one day. The Lie says to the Truth: "It's a marvelous day today"! The Truth looks up to the skies and sighs, for the day was really beautiful. They spend a lot of time together, ultimately arriving beside a well. The Lie tells the Truth: "The water is very nice, let's take a bath together!" The Truth, once again suspicious, tests the water and discovers that it indeed is very nice. They undress and start bathing. Suddenly, the Lie comes out of the water, puts on the clothes of the Truth and runs away. The furious Truth comes out of the well and runs everywhere to find the Lie and to get her clothes back. The World, seeing the Truth naked, turns its gaze away, with contempt and rage.
The poor Truth returns to the well and disappears forever, hiding therein, its shame. Since then, the Lie travels around the world, dressed as the Truth, satisfying the needs of society, because, the World, in any case, harbours no wish at all to meet the naked Truth.

The world famous painting- "The Truth coming out of the well" Jean-Léon Gérôme, 1896.



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Post by nicko on Tue Sep 18, 2018 6:12 am

Have a green for that !
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Post by eddie on Tue Sep 18, 2018 8:56 am

And yet...people will read this and still believe all the lies that are dressed as the truth.


And who dresses a lie as the truth?


A fabulous story though.

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Post by Guest on Tue Sep 18, 2018 9:50 am

eddie wrote:And yet...people will read this and still believe all the lies that are dressed as the truth.


And who dresses a lie as the truth?


A fabulous story though.

And yet you stiill adhere to lies spread on the web as the truth, through some wacky conspiracies

Does that then not make your own stance contradictory?

People can research and see into whether something is trueful or lacks evidence or is indeed false. Even then that will be subjective based on a bias they may hold

So what lies do you think are dressed as the truth?

Or is it simple you lying to yourself, that they are the truth?

Take vaccines for example?

Do you think you are lying to yourself, based on indoctrination against them found on the web you may have been taken in by?

The story is good, but I really dispair at people then holding some bullshit moral highground, that they are the only seekers of truth

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Post by eddie on Tue Sep 18, 2018 4:48 pm

Well, I have only one thing to say that covers my whole belief:

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Post by Guest on Tue Sep 18, 2018 4:53 pm

What has that got to do with my points?

Seriously?

Its just simple evading

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Post by eddie on Tue Sep 18, 2018 4:59 pm

Perhaps you cannot put the two posts together. I think it’s fairly obvious. The Truth coming out of the well 2190311264

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Post by Guest on Tue Sep 18, 2018 5:03 pm

eddie wrote:Perhaps you cannot put the two posts together. I think it’s fairly obvious.  The Truth coming out of the well 2190311264

Well why you have not sought the truth about vaccines for example?

How they have helped save billions of lives

Is that you listening to everyone Eddie?

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Post by Syl on Tue Sep 18, 2018 6:00 pm

Thats a lovely story.

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Post by Jules on Tue Sep 18, 2018 10:02 pm

Lurker wrote: The Truth coming out of the well 2981866455 According to a 19th century legend, the Truth and the Lie meet one day. The Lie says to the Truth: "It's a marvelous day today"! The Truth looks up to the skies and sighs, for the day was really beautiful. They spend a lot of time together, ultimately arriving beside a well. The Lie tells the Truth: "The water is very nice, let's take a bath together!" The Truth, once again suspicious, tests the water and discovers that it indeed is very nice. They undress and start bathing. Suddenly, the Lie comes out of the water, puts on the clothes of the Truth and runs away. The furious Truth comes out of the well and runs everywhere to find the Lie and to get her clothes back. The World, seeing the Truth naked, turns its gaze away, with contempt and rage.
The poor Truth returns to the well and disappears forever, hiding therein, its shame. Since then, the Lie travels around the world, dressed as the Truth, satisfying the needs of society, because, the World, in any case, harbours no wish at all to meet the naked Truth.

The world famous painting- "The Truth coming out of the well" Jean-Léon Gérôme, 1896.



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This is a TRUE story, there were witnesses!  The Truth coming out of the well 2981866455

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Post by Original Quill on Wed Sep 19, 2018 3:57 am

eddie wrote:And yet...people will read this and still believe all the lies that are dressed as the truth.

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Mmehh...some just wanna look at the pictures.  Laughing

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Post by eddie on Wed Sep 19, 2018 10:08 pm

Fair comment.

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Post by WhoseYourWolfie on Thu Sep 20, 2018 9:24 am

cheers

Methinks yonder bonnie lass climbing out of the well could do with a wee bit of sun on that fair skin of hers...

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Post by nicko on Thu Sep 20, 2018 12:45 pm

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Post by Lurker on Thu Sep 20, 2018 1:43 pm

eddie wrote:And yet...people will read this and still believe all the lies that are dressed as the truth.


And who dresses a lie as the truth?


A fabulous story though.

Donald Trump, for one.

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Post by WhoseYourWolfie on Thu Sep 20, 2018 2:30 pm

Lurker wrote:
eddie wrote:
And yet...people will read this and still believe all the lies that are dressed as the truth.

And who dresses a lie as the truth?

A fabulous story though.


Donald Trump, for one.

Cool

Then, there's all the "usual suspects"  :

Political parties
Corporate lobbyists
Tobacco companies
'Climate denier' mining companies
Big Pharma' and Agribusiness companies
Banks and Insurance companies
Advertising companies
"Anti-vaxxers"
Vegans...


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Post by Fred Moletrousers on Fri Sep 21, 2018 10:59 am

The expression on the lady's face seems to suggest: "Bugger! This wall is bloody cold..."
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Post by eddie on Fri Sep 21, 2018 6:07 pm

Fred Moletrousers wrote:The expression on the lady's face seems to suggest: "Bugger! This wall is bloody cold..."

Perhaps she is thinking “What a very hard brick..”

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Post by nicko on Fri Sep 21, 2018 7:59 pm

"Brick" ???
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Post by eddie on Fri Sep 21, 2018 8:23 pm

nicko wrote:"Brick" ???

Yes Nicko...did you think I meant something else? Razz

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