Regarding What We Think We Know, Ch2

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Until every soul is freely permitted to investigate every book, and creed, and dogma for itself, the world cannot be free. – Robert G. Ingersoll

Commentary

It seems America’s founding fathers understood this “at a level”. In the Declaration of Independence they stated, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all Men are created equal.”  On the one level, this is what they said, but their actions were very different.  Which leads me to the conclusion, they spake with forked tongues!  So, until we embrace the notion of freely investigating books, creeds, dogmas – ideas, then we will continue to experience the horrors of the last week near St. Paul and Baton Rouge, and now Dallas.  Of course this would require that we are brave enough to be silent, listen, and educate ourselves on the experiences of other humans.  That might just be it – maybe, we are not human?   Period, Case-Closed.

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