Coming Out: Revelation, Part II

The words of others have steered me down many blind alleys…

… but my direct experience has never… I repeat NEVER… distanced me from the truth.

My first-hand, unmediated contact with the profane world taught me everything I know… and everything I need to know… about how the universe really works…

… that reality is not what so many gate-keepers of “knowledge”, “morality”, and “wisdom”… the preachers, politicians, and other salesmen… would have us all believe.

… that acceptance on authority is the least reliable, and therefore the most dangerous, way to “know” anything.

… that first-hand experience is the only reliable way of knowing… an infallible distinguisher of fact from fiction, with absolute power to vet so many competing claims about anything and everything.

… that “truth” is not a claim, not a possession, not a wager, not a set of rules, not a destination, but an ever-evolving process of discovery.

… that no canon of prescriptions and prohibitions is even remotely worthy of addressing the hard problems of existence.

… that we are immersed in a multiverse of objective and subjective truths, large and small, each with extents and limits that sometimes overlap with, but often conflict with each other.

… that big time truth is not broadcast from an ivory tower, but discovered in the life stories of real human beings.

… that the more experience I have, the more deeply I understand the profound hollowness of beliefs, opinions, and “credentials”.

… that authentic experience does not merely give me conviction, confidence, credibility, and authority. My experience is my conviction, confidence, credibility, and authority… an unassailable way of knowing that nobody can take away from me.

… that the big secret is that there is no secret. The truth is freely available to anyone who has the humility, honesty, and courage to see and admit what is right before his eyes.

Learn more… Coming Out: The God-Shaped Hole

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Frank J Peter View All →

A uniquely burdened and blessed citizen of the world thinking and acting out loud!

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    • Thanks for asking, Bill. All of this IS coming out of my noggin in the sense that my noggin is merely bearing witness to the common denominators that have been revealed to it by half a century of direct experience at home, school, church, and the workplace… from the insight gained by reading the great thinkers and doers… from the awareness of self and of others gained from my studies of social psychology… from thousands of hours of service work in a wide variety of environments… from my observations of the diverse range of human behaviors and cultures (I have traveled meaningfully to seventy countries)… and more. My noggin has no agenda. It is merely connecting the dots, seeing the universals, and jettisoning the BS. How’s that? Cheers, man!

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      • Thanks. And you’re an ME. You seem like an interesting person. I notice you have several sites. I am working on adding one just for these types of topics (metaphysical?). Did you have many problems with multiple sites?

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        • Thanks for that addition, Bill! I am fortunate to be retired for over eight years now. I am also lucky to say that I did not retire in anger… I enjoyed multiple engineering careers doing everything from inertial navigation, electro-mechanical micro-systems, toxic waste site remediation, alternative energy, and nuclear weapons safety engineering.

          Regarding websites, I am a huge wordpress fan… which allows me to edit and engage with each site within a single web-browser environment and a single login. That said, I am heartened to hear that you plan to roll out a new “metaphysics” forum. We need more freethinkers like you to challenge convention, tradition, and “authority”. All the best, man.

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