深刻體會"後真相年代"

過往幾年,時常聽到一位敬愛的老師提及"Post-Truth""後真相年代"。

在平常時我會慨嘆眾人各行己路,甚少有人追求神的旨意(可能包括我),顯得這年代沒有真理,每人都正確,你好我好,河水不犯井水,一切只是「觀點角度問題」。

但這幾個月深刻體會到"後真相年代"的威力,在這年代,真相如何變得不再重要,「事實勝於雄辯」早已失效,即使證據如何確鑿,證人如何作證,一切只在乎人如何表達一件事件。
特別在沒有制衡的力量時,一切只憑發言的人如何把事件包裝成有利於自己的形態,然後民眾自己選擇「想要看到」的一面。

我自己覺得這反映了(部份)人慢慢失去良心,不在乎事實,只在乎維護自己的利益。
又反映(部份)人不追求真相,只想看到聽到自己喜愛的。

希望我﹑我們能做到雅偉神的和平之子,the channel of Your peace。因為神的國的降臨,是透過屬神的人的工作而成的 :

那時、必有許多人跌倒、也要彼此陷害、彼此恨惡。民要攻打民、國要攻打國.多處必有饑荒、地震。只因不法的事增多、許多人的愛心、纔漸漸冷淡了。  惟有忍耐到底的、必然得救。 這天國的福音、要傳遍天下、對萬民作見證、然後末期纔來到。(馬太福音24章)

In the past few years, I have often heard a respected teacher mention “the post-truth age".
In normal times, I will sigh everyone walks their way, and few pursue God’s will (may include me). It seems that there is no truth in this age. Everyone is correct about their choice and points of view.But in the past few months, I have deeply realized the impact of the post-truth age. In this era, it is not important how the truth is. “Facts are better than eloquence" has long since expired. Even if there are conclusive evidence and witnesses to testify, everything is just about how one expressing an event.
Especially when there is no effective power to check and balance, it is only about how to package the event into a form that is conducive to oneself, and then the people choose the “want to see" side.

I think this reflects that (part of) people slowly lose their conscience, don’t care about the facts, and only care about defending their interests.
It also reflects that (part of) people do not pursue the truth, just want to see and hear what they love.

I hope that we can be Yahweh’s sons of peace. The channel of Your peace. Because the coming of the kingdom of God is made through the work of the people of God:

And then many will fall away; people will betray one another and hate one another.For nation will fight against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. There will be famines and earthquakes in various places.and with the increase of lawlessness, love in most people will grow cold; but anyone who stands firm to the end will be saved. ‘This good news of the kingdom will be proclaimed to the whole world as evidence to the nations. And then the end will come. (Matthew 24)

 

Make me a channel of Your peace
Where there is hatred, let me bring Your love
Where there is injury, Your pardon Lord
And where there’s doubt, true faith in You
Make me a channel of Your peace
Where there’s despair in life, let me bring hope
Where there is darkness, only light
And where there’s sadness, ever joy
Oh Master, grant that I may never seek
So much to be consoled as to console
To be understood as to understand
To be loved as to love with all my soul
Make me a channel of Your peace
It is pardoning that we are pardoned
In giving to all men that we receive
And in dying that we’re born to eternal life

作者

Moses Cheng

Moses Cheng@Christian Gospel Disciples' Church Yahweh's people

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