Definition of Truth

It always appears strange to me when anyone describes ‘losing touch with reality’, stating it as if they themselves know what reality is and isn’t. I wouldn’t as much call it hypocrisy, as much as unwillingness to think for themselves.

Take the online virtual world Second Life. Suppose for a moment, hypothetically, that each character within second life had a conciousness of it’s own. By it’s definition, it’s a virtual world, but if the characters were concious, would they think it was ‘real’, or would they know they were virtual and just computer code?

Transfer this to us, human beings. If we were computer code, would we know it?

The point I am trying to make is we have no idea who we are, what we are, where we came from, how we first came about, why we are here etc. Yet when someone’s conciousness decides to create an explanation for these questions that is of their own creativity – insanity is labelled.

By today’s psychiatric logic – Jesus, Joseph, Mary, Moses et al. They were all complete and utter psychotic nutters. But that’s never brought up, is it?

When one person suffers from a delusion, it is called insanity. When many people suffer from a delusion it is called Religion.

Robert M. Persig

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