It's all about TRUTH.

Location is determined by position
Evidence will vary by location.
Facts will change according to evidence.
But TRUTH is unchanging.

Sunday, March 22, 2009

When evidence and facts don't jive.

The evidence says one thing, but the facts say another. How do you know what to believe?

Case in point: If there is a snow-covered house and snow covered step, No tracks leading anywhere -- you might conclude that nobody has left the house -- the Car's in the driveway, the mailbox is empty...But the lights are on, the furance is running. It's Sunday, so they're at home, right? Just not been out?

The Evidence says nobody's been out of the house. BUT consider...There's been a very light snow, and it is very windy.

Still say nobody has been out?

One day, I had been out doing some work in a situation like this. Out just a few minutes -- and the snow was blowing so badly that you couldn't see where you had been just 3 minutes earlier. Walk 50 feet, your tracks would be gone!

Nobody been out? Evidence says one thing, facts say another.

Judge with right judgment.

You find a dead cow on somebody's property. The cow is thin. You might conclude that the person neglected the cow, so it died. The cistern is empty, there is no food... Starvation, right?

It turns out the man doesn't own a cow, and never has. Evidence shows neglect, facts show otherwise. The cops look only at the EVIDENCE, ignoring the FACTS.

Judge with right judgment!

A man is caught trying to buy some stuff with a counterfeit bill. Guilty as charged, right? But there are no signs of anything on his property -- no plates, no printing press, not even a computer. Turns out the man received payment for services rendered -- and the bill was counterfeit. Possession is law.. evidence that you willing attempted to defraud. Evidence says one thing, facts say another.

Judge with right judgment!

That's the problem: Too many people looking at the evidence, but not the FACTS.

You judge daily, whether you know it or not. But how many times have you judged wrongly?

Think about it.

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