“My truth” & “your truth” don’t = reality

Opinions + feelings + desires rarely add up to truth. Opinionoids aren’t factoids. When your opinions differ with truth, it’s not a bad idea to change them.

Our opinions are like muddy windows. We seldom see clearly through them. If your opinions make you frustrated, angry, or arrogant, perhaps it’s time to re-examine them.

All opinions aren’t equal. Some are closer to truth than others. It’s important to continually truth-test our opinions. Human opinions are often a mixture of facts and feelings, truth and desires.

You have the right to express your opinions, but you don’t have the right to demand that other people agree with you. When people are mean in expressing our opinions, maybe they love their ego more than truth–maybe they’re trying to keep people from seeing their fear.

Ignoring facts and having no solid proof, it’s easy to believe that our opinions are more accurate than other people’s. In reality, our opinions are often little more than reflections of the biases of the social environment we associate with.

Being disagreed with isn’t the same as being persecuted. No matter how loudly we proclaim liberty, we don’t have much freedom when we’re stuck in our own opinions.

Our opinions often dilute and pollute truth. When people say, “My truth,” or “Your truth,” they’ve confused truth with opinion.

Here’s a deep thought: If you take “pi” (truth symbolized by π) out of opinion, you’re left with onion (layers of unstable feelings and desires).

Too often opinions are stated as fact. Perhaps we should say “perhaps” instead. Maybe it would be better if we say “maybe.” Here’s an example: Perhaps the arrogant and vulgar tone of profanity hinders mental health.

If knowing God better is your goal, you don’t feel kicked around when other people disagree with your opinions.

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About Steve Simms

I like to look and think outside the box. In college I encountered Jesus Christ and I have been passionate about trying to get to know Him better ever since. My wife and I long to see the power and passion of the first Christ-followers come to life in our time. I have written a book about our experiences in non-traditional church, called, "Beyond Church: An Invitation To Experience The Lost Word Of The Bible--Ekklesia." If you need encouragement, search for: Elephants Encouraging The Room and/or check out my Amazon author page. Thank you!
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