Thursday, April 13, 2017

Google To Answer The Question--"What Is Truth?"

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Google says the demand for "truth," as opposed to "fake news," is so significant that they are launching a worldwide "Fact Check" to help people everywhere to know the truth.

And they announced Friday they are looking to news organizations like CNN, The Washington Post, NBC, CBS and The New York Times to provide the "truth."

Using these sources seem much like the sources Pilate used just prior to the Crucifixion of Jesus Christ when he infamously asked, "What is Truth?"


Liberty Headlines says, "Google announced Friday that they are putting CNN, The Washington Post and the New York Times in charge of fact-checking news."

And they say, "Searchers will know who checked the validity of a news story and the conclusion they arrived at."

However, they add, while the growing list does include these famous names, there are others as well.

Already a little confusing.

It does appear, however, because of the way they have set up the rating system, these far Left news sources will indeed play a significant role in determining what is "truth" and what is "fake" news.

Google says the Fact Check tag "identifies articles that include publishers and fact checking organizations," and that each Fact Check snippet "will display information on the claim, who made the claim, and the fact check on that particular claim."

They explain that the rating systems will rank stories from 'true' to 'false,' but will also denote stories it finds "partly true" and "partly false."

"Searchers will also have the option," they say, "via hyperlink in the snippet, to review the fact-checkers' content on the same subject."

This, of course, leads one to ask, who are the fact-checkers?

Google says, "Only publishers that are algorithmically determined to be an authoritative source of information will qualify for inclusion."

This then will be the latest incarnation of Fact Check: A rating system for the corporate media, by the corporate media. Which will then gather more personal information from the users, while directing the individual to their own view on the matter.

At best this is creative, at worst it's one more misleading and deceptive bits of information.

It was Pilate (John 8:38) during the sham trial of Jesus Christ, who infamously and scoffingly asked, "What is truth?"--- suggesting truth cannot be known for sure.

Most people ponder that question at some point in their life, especially at those critical points when they are struggling to find meaning and purpose for their lives.

There can be no real meaning in life without ultimate truth. That's why this generation is confused on so many fronts.

The notion of absolute"Truth" has been so attacked by progressive and relative beliefs in this generation, that some scoff at the idea that it even exists.

Yet, we instinctively know, somehow, that truth exists and it is somehow related to God. Because it is. And He made us.

That's why we keep wondering and seeking.

God's message to man is the Bible. The Bible is composed of 66 separate books, written by as many as 40 different authors over a span of more than 1000 years, yet there is profound consistency in its message. The New Testament is composed of 27 books written by 9 authors over a span of about 50 years, from 50 AD to 100 AD.

The Bible, God's Word, is the truth. Jesus Christ was "the Word that became flesh."

He did not come to "teach the truth"---He said, "I am the Truth..."

Pontius Pilate was the Roman governor who looked into the eyes of Jesus and asked, "What is truth?"

Pilate was talking to the truth. He was talking to God in the flesh---the one through whom the worlds were created, but did not recognize the truth.

Jesus had already said, "You will know the truth and the truth will set you free," but the truth was not setting Pilate free that day because he didn't honesty want to know it. He simply wanted to create his own truth.

A reflection of our own times.

So there, in his governor's palace, while history held its breath with Truth standing right in front of him, Pilate flippantly asked, "What is truth?"

He never knew. The human heart unwilling to submit to the truth will never know the truth.

Be Informed. Be Discerning. Be Hopeful.


7 comments:

  1. The thing about truth is, that each of us gets a little bit of it, and therefore we need each other. The more parts of it we get together, the better. We must be connected to people who have an honest love for it, who desire it more than any other information. If we have that, we can proceed to finding the truth, all of it that we can. I believe those who have a love for the truth will come to Jesus.

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  2. A billboard on I-5, South of Chehalis suggests Truth is the new Hatespeech. If Google promotes TRUTH, will it be vilified for spreading hatespeech or will Google's experts be those who arrive at their truth by consensus? Perhaps the 'experts' will be those who agree with the PC Mainstream.

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  3. Without knowing God, those folks can never know TRUTH. It is amazing to me, already, how blind they are about so many things. They truly cannot SEE what is false. They truly have no moral compass. So we cannot trust their information, regardless of how they filter it.

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  4. People quote John 8:32 and do not know or do not want to tie it to the only source of TRUTH expressed in John 8:31. So no one can know the TRUTH unless they acknowledge Jesus and His Word. Lets quote the whole TRUTH.
    John 8:31 Then said Jesus to those Jews which believed on him, If ye continue in MY WORD, then are ye my disciples indeed;

    John 8:32 AND ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.

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  5. You shall do no injustice in judgment, in measurement of length, weight, or volume. You shall have honest scales, honest weights, an honest dry volume, and an honest liquid volume: I am the LORD your G-d, who brought you out of the land of Egypt. - Lev. 19:35-36

    As long as they are allowed to define their own rulers by which their facts will be measured they will always get the truth they want

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  6. 1. Doesn't fact check already exist? Called Snopes? I don't trust them either. 2. God is the ONLY truth. John 14:6, I am the way, the truth,and the life. No one comes to the Father except by me. The truth is not just what Jesus teaches, it's what he is!! He is truth. Just like He is love. Truth is not a part of who God is, He IS truth. Some time back, I received a photo on Facebook of two fists with T R U T H tattooed between the knuckles. Signifying I suppose, might makes right. I hit the reply all button and typed WHOSE truth? Then stated that at best, all of us together only have partial truth. Only God is truth. Within hours I was DISLIKED by 4 people. People don't want truth. Like Pilot, they only want their truth. 3. At best what Google and others do is check FACTS, not truth. Truth and facts are not always identical. Acts 17:11 is God's instruction for truth checking. Best one going!

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  7. Truth can only be determined when the candidate for truth is compared to a standard. If the standard changes based on human desires and/or social norms and morays, then truth is ever-changing. If truth is based on a constant standard, it becomes absolute.

    To make the statement that "There is no such thing as absolute truth", is to make an absolute statement "of" truth that is incorrect simply because it is self-contradicting.

    God's truth is the only standard that does not change. When we accept that truth we are then "free", as Christ promised, from slavery to our own desires and preferences. Otherwise, we are slaves to our own desires producing ever-changing truths in pursuit of the ever-elusive satisfaction.

    There is only one "authority" for truth, and that cannot be any man appointed by other men.

    To build upon the foundation of man’s truth is to build a building that will certainly fall in the future. To build upon God’s truth is to build a building with a solid foundation that will stand for all time.

    We are all tempted to create our own truths, especially when challenged….
    "In the court of my own mind, I always prevail".

    Or when our value in God’s eyes becomes a question in our minds…
    "The average person believes they are a better person than the average person"

    Real truth cannot always be what the beholder wants to be true.

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