Pinpoint knowledge only to a point

On my walk in the woods this morning, I noticed it was 65 degrees in the shade and 82 degrees in the sun. Cool. Warm. Cool. Warm. As I walked in and out of the shade of deciduous trees.

Pinpointing temperature, or anything in this material world, is dubious. We pinpoint, because on some days I’m interested in knowing whether to expect 82 degrees or 2 degrees when I go outside.

The mistake is thinking whatever we pinpoint is truth, an actual fact. This mistake grows into a bigger mess when we argue over things that have been pinpointed.

Science and religion have been pinpointed. But their constant state of motion precludes us from thinking they’ve been pinpointed correctly as if one is better than the other.

Though the law of gravity stands fairly consistent here on earth, we aren’t going to take a 747 airplane to the moon and expect it to work the same. Moon’s gravity is different.

Though love has been identified as God by many minds, we aren’t going to carry this knowledge successfully into another mind that lacks an example of love.

Knowledge takes time. We can pinpoint certain knowledge as we move forward, however, dropping the knowledge, whether temporarily or permanently, comes in handy in our line of progress.

 

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