Wednesday, April 12, 2006

Versions of Truth

For every circumstance, for every incident that happens, there will always be several versions of what took place. The eyes which see through them act as filters - the end story is never always pure and adulterated, but rather, coloured with the owner's own experiences and prejudices.

Tonight on National Geographic channel, 'The Gospel of Judas' will be aired. Apparently Judas had his own gospel and according to it, he was not a vile betrayer of Jesus Christ but instead, an obedient servant, because Jesus supposedly instructed him to help emancipate His spirit from His human form. The finding has brought forth scholarly debates, some proclaiming its authenticity, some debunking it as a fake.

I just think that it's definitely an interesting take on that fateful turn of events, isn't it?

Sometimes the truth is also tinkered to fit the person's eyes. This results in malformation of information, resulting in the (deliberate) misinformation of others.

How sad because maligned truth is basically, a lie.

A person who spins various versions of the truth to others to save his/her own face deserves to be pitied, for he/she has no courage to face the real truth and claim responsibility.

Was Judas a lying coward or was he really telling the truth? Hmmm.

"We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark; the real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light." - Plato

At 12:10 AM, Blogger Zennie said...

It is undoubtedly true that people's eyes act as filters, sometimes i am amazed at how remarkedly different a story can become when it's being passed on from people to people. I guess that's how rumours start and how people are hurt along the way. haha, so what conclusion did you draw from "the Gospel of Judas"? =)Have the world framed him?

At 9:19 AM, Blogger raKoon said...

I also dunno lah, zen... but the documentary goes to show that truth can definitely be corrupted in the hands of people. There were so many other gospels existing at that time... why only 4 in the bible? Could the person who made the selection be trusted? On what basis did he make the selection? Obviously his biasness would have played a part, like it or not.

As for me, I'll just try to keep an open mind, whenever I receive a piece of news. :)

At 5:28 PM, Anonymous mimi said...

exactly mao....well um plato i mean its a real tragedy when a person is to cowardly to own up to the truth...a sad, sad character...


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