I came across this statement that I thought was really interesting.
“786 On the fact that neither Josephus, nor Tacitus, nor other historians have spoken of Jesus Christ.—So far is this from telling against Christianity, that on the contrary it tells for it. For it is certain that Jesus Christ has existed; that His religion has made a great talk; and that these persons were not ignorant of it. Thus it is plain that they purposely concealed it, or that, if they did speak of it, their account has been suppressed or changed.”This gives us insights into the way the modern media works. Reporters and talking heads know the truth. They know much about what is going on. The problem is that they have an agenda and an ideology that dictates what they report and how they report it. So when President Obama says something really ignorant, it is ignored. When he does something that deserves impeachment, no one hears about it. When Herman Cain has an anonymous, vague accusation hinted at, they are all over it. They are reporters in the tradition of Josephus and Tacitus.
We may not know all of the contemporary truth because so much of it is hidden from us, but we can know the eternal truths because truth will find a way to express itself and because the giants, on whose shoulders we stand, risked their lives to get the word out. Or in the final words of the Declaration of Independence,
“And for the support of this declaration, with a firm Reliance on the Protection of divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our Fortunes, and our sacred Honor.”I pray that when we are called on we will be willing to also stand for truth.
Pascal, Blaise. Pensees. Project Gutenberg, Kindle Highlight Loc. 4293-96.
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