RELIGION: The meaning of Life

Guru George (
Sat, 15 Feb 1997 05:19:07 GMT

On Wed, 12 Feb 1997 19:23:49 -0600
Gregory Houston <> wrote:


>What is truth?


Well, it''s really quite simple, Greg. The world has its ways. We try
to capture its ways in words. If we got it right, our words are 'true',
if we got it wrong, they're 'false'. (There is of course some leeway in
that words can be closer to or further away from the truth.)

However, since we can't step outside ourselves to check words against
reality, when we call something true that means we *conjecture* it to be

All our knowledge is a shot at objective truth, but has the cognitive
status of conjecture. Rational conjecture, in that we do our best to
test it, but conjecture nonetheless.

It never ceases to be conjecture,*even if it is true*.

And much of it may well be true.

That's about it.

Guru George