Whole and Fraction: Truth, Life and Love
| Man searches for three basic things: truth, life, and love. We will find that these things are fractions from a whole. Without the whole, we will find that man will never have joy and peace.
Truth is essential to all human beings. Some argue that there is no such thing as truth. They will say that it is a made up word. Then again, we see C.S. Lewis refute this claim in "Mere Christianity" and "The Abolition of Man". We know for example, that human beings are sacred. We know murder is wrong because by human reason, we know what God has instructed in our hearts. Some will say that man invented it, but who would argue from that point of view? To say man invented it is to say we really don't know why killing is wrong, and so, we see many will deny truth and conclude that it is an invention. A smart man would instead search for truth. Man is destined to discover truth. One would not forget a broken glass in his kitchen, but will find out who or what made this happen.
Children had the right idea of monotonously asking "why?" This would make us keep on thinking. The problem with searching truth is that there is error. One will find that along with his equations, he will find he multiplied the numbers incorrectly. As Fulton Sheen has said, "the more he studies, the less he knows. He finds new avenues of knowledge down which he might travel for a lifetime." The question is, "Why would man search for truth?" Atheists reject this idea because they cannot answer it.
One question that atheists cannot answer is the reason for death. Actually, no scientist can answer a Socratic question since science has limitations, which is another problem with science. If I ask for a line, a scientist cannot give me one, but would rather give me a circle. Both have no beginning or an end. However, a line is not a circle, and a circle is not a line. A scientist can give you the best circle in the universe, but cannot surpass its limitations. The only way for a scientist to give you a line is to add something to the circle that would bend it. The reason of this if the scientist would really have to make that line. Now, why would
a scientist do this if there were no such thing as life without darkness?
To have joy and peace, we then have to turn to something that has Truth without error, Life without death, and Love without hatred. We would not desire this if it does not exist. There would not be a fraction if there is no whole. Perfect Truth, Life and Love then therefore is one who IS Truth, Life, and Love. This is the definition of God. It is not something we can deny because if we do, there is no hope in finding the perfect essential needs. To say there is no God is to say there is no such thing as perfect Truth, Life, and Love. And who in the world would want to argue from that point of view?
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