Brumidi, Constantino – Apotheosis of Washington, detail E Pluribus Unum – 1865 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
“Jesus knew their thoughts, and said to them:
“Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation, and every city or house divided against itself will not stand.”
E pluribus unum
E Pluribus Unum, (Out of Many ,One), is part of the history that made us a great nation and that made the world a better place for many.
We need an anthem of basic truths that inspires us to live in unity again.
These basic truths once formed a general basis for consensus,unity, and resolve for improving our society.
Without a clear definition of right and wrong, truth and error, everything will be a blend of gray without clear meaning.
~Reasoning is based on what is known, such as truth and facts~
To solve problems, reach solutions, make a diagnosis,theory, hypothesis, create, and improve anything, we need known truths to build upon.
(Educated guesses if you will, things we can say we are confident we know).
And the more sure we are, the bolder we will be in our attempts to make solutions to problems.
And the more of us who agree on basic truths, the more frequent and soon we will come to consensus on issues that demand our solution.
But without basic fundamental truths to unite us, we will remain divided, and will fall.
Without a basic assumption that anything can be known, we cannot hope to begin to reason solutions to our problems
by building educated guesses upon known fact and truth
because we deny that truth even exists!
(such as presuppositions, ideological underpinnings, hierarchical values, and frames of reference)
Truth activates belief, and belief attempts things that doubt ignores.
This is the heart of realizing new realities and achievement.
Related terms are postmodernism, existentialism, and deconstructionism, but what all of these terms have in common is the abandonment of surety in truth.
Without the ability to say with can be confident of anything, we will likely lack the confidence to do or achieve anything.
This is also true in our attempts to create art or theater, be it novel or feature-length movie.
Is it any wonder that good theater seems more miss than hit?
Is it any wonder that the great art, theater and literature is in the past, or is based upon older literature or re-made movies ?
Is it any wonder that the overall approval ratings of government and officials is at an all time low?
Is it any wonder that the greater portion of change our politicians bring is for the worse?
Is it any wonder that political parties almost always make decisions down party lines ?
Is it any wonder that scientific and political debate quickly degrades into personal attacks?
Is it any wonder that thoughtless and absurd political dealings threaten the fabric and integrity of our American government ?
(These men and women are supposed to represent our finest leaders and patriots).
Is it any wonder that ,”we the people”, are often called,” we the sheeple”?
(If we deny the ability to absolutely believe anything we will likely fall for anything).
Is it any wonder that the best days of American ingenuity seem to be behind us?
Yet,we can rediscover truth as a nation and a people.
We can build the basic absolute truths that serve as a basis for consensus.
“Jesus said to him, I am the way, the truth, and the life. No man comes to the Father except through Me.”
Jesus is the truth.
If we reject Jesus, we reject the truth, we lose the way, and we forfeit life as a people, and a nation.
If we know Him we know truth.
Jesus is the way. If we know Him we know the way.
Jesus is life. If we know Him we know life.
This is where you can start.
“For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.”
Jesus Falls Beneath the Cross (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
(Yes. It is that simple. Jesus did all the heavy lifting on the cross).
Just believe and receive Him and His love gift of life that He bought with His blood for you.
Pray ,and He will hear you.
Write me, and I will rejoice with you.
And I pray that we all can one day soon, rejoice in unity as a nation.
Out of many, one.