"Truth never tranquilizes.
The defining property of truth is its ability to disturb.
Jesus only told half the story.
The truth 'will' set you free.
But, first it's going to piss you off."
Solomon Short
fictional character of David Gerrold
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This is a good quote, but since it is by a fictional character it should be filed under the author's name: David Gerrold.
 -- BruceM, Murrieta, CA     
    I am never comfortable making fun of the Lord's word. That being said, I recall one of our guru's of the 60's saying, "...and the truth shall make you as nutty putty." I like that better.
     -- J. B. Wulff, Bristol, CT     
    I'm with J. B. Wulff a bit on this one. I, at first, felt a little uncomfortable tweeek. I think God has a sense of humor so, He probably smiled while nodding His at the quote's origin. The quote's a little raw, but accurate.
     -- Mike, Norwalk     
    Yea....I'd find it more humorous, I think too. To say : "But first, you're probably gonna 'sin again', being 'teed at me"!
     -- Nickola, T'kana TX     
    Especially when you dare to share the plain truth of the Bible and history about the baptized paganism of the "mass of Christ"!
     -- David Ben-Ariel, Toledo     
     -- PENIS, BURG     
    I do believe that the truth shall set us free -- and our denial of it keeps us slaves. When we do realize the lies that we have been taught as truth are in fact deceptions to keep us docile and obedient, some will become angry, others will feel lost, and others will deny it altogether because they have invested so much of their life in myth that they cannot face it. But either way, the truth is a revelation, and it does indeed free those who will let go of that which binds them. We have the key to our freedom, it is only a matter of accepting the truth -- even if it does piss us off. ;-)
     -- E Archer, NYC     
    Well said Archer and add that the acceptance of the truth is the hardest part because the acceptance of the truth begins with the acceptance of the role one plays and has played leading up to the breakdown we see happening around us. This is the point where one has to either accept the truth about ones' own "sins" or decide he has none and go on from there. This is the point of decision that aptly describes the time one has to answer the query 'What master will you follow...God or man'? Many sit on the fence as well but all will have to answer to the same query in someway that calls for nature's justice to be answered to.
     -- Anon     
    Most truth can be hard to swallow if you're used to eating sugar coated crap.
     -- Ken, Allyn, WA     
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