What is veritology?
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16-01-2013, 06:49 PM
RE: What is veritology?
(16-01-2013 03:53 PM)Chas Wrote:  
(15-01-2013 09:54 PM)PersephoneK Wrote:  Does it matter? The discussion is with a person I consider important to me and he's asked to have a discussion. Frankly I expect it to be painful. Which is why I want to be as armed as possible. I'd never heard of veritology and he just started a class.
The importance was whether it was mandatory or voluntary. It appears to be voluntary, so carry on.

But I am curious as to what you hope to gain from it.
Definitely voluntary. What I hope to gain from it is being able to spend time with him in the future without this hanging over my head. Not everything we have in common is our past in the faith. I have enjoyed spending time with him and his wife during the past 5 years since I've moved back home, and I would like that to continue without any need to hide my beliefs. I still consider him to be an important person in my life. And in a weird way, he's responsible for my ultimate de-conversion, because despite his religious beliefs being just oh, so wrong, when I was in youth group, he encouraged us to question doctrine, and not blindly follow church leadership. This actually resulted in him being fired from the church because he disagreed with the Pastor, who was a downright bad person who used lies to get him fired. So I always took his (my mentor's) lessons to heart to seek the truth. Just never expected it would lead me completely away from religion altogether. Big Grin So, in a nutshell, he has asked for this discussion, and as a friend, I intend to oblige.

"If you would be a real seeker after truth, it is necessary that at least once in your life you doubt, as far as possible, all things." ~Rene Descartes.
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16-01-2013, 06:56 PM
RE: What is veritology?
(16-01-2013 06:49 PM)PersephoneK Wrote:  
(16-01-2013 03:53 PM)Chas Wrote:  The importance was whether it was mandatory or voluntary. It appears to be voluntary, so carry on.

But I am curious as to what you hope to gain from it.
Definitely voluntary. What I hope to gain from it is being able to spend time with him in the future without this hanging over my head. Not everything we have in common is our past in the faith. I have enjoyed spending time with him and his wife during the past 5 years since I've moved back home, and I would like that to continue without any need to hide my beliefs. I still consider him to be an important person in my life. And in a weird way, he's responsible for my ultimate de-conversion, because despite his religious beliefs being just oh, so wrong, when I was in youth group, he encouraged us to question doctrine, and not blindly follow church leadership. This actually resulted in him being fired from the church because he disagreed with the Pastor, who was a downright bad person who used lies to get him fired. So I always took his (my mentor's) lessons to heart to seek the truth. Just never expected it would lead me completely away from religion altogether. Big Grin So, in a nutshell, he has asked for this discussion, and as a friend, I intend to oblige.


That sounds really quite wonderful.

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16-01-2013, 09:05 PM
RE: What is veritology?
(16-01-2013 06:56 PM)Chas Wrote:  That sounds really quite wonderful.
Thanks. BTW, I really like your signature. "Science is not a subject but a method." If high school students could only take one thing with them when they graduate, I would wish it was that sentence.

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24-06-2016, 06:12 AM
RE: What is veritology?
From the written words of Dr. Tackett:
"Those of you who are very astute will recognize that "vertiology" does not exist in the dictionary. The reason for that is simple: I made this word up.

I was in need of a word for "the study of truth" or "the truth about truth".

Obviously, the suffix "ology" was a prime candidate, which means "the study of". It is derived from the Greek word "logos", which means "word". When combined with other words, such as "bio", meaning "life", we get the word "biology" which means the "study of living things". When it is combined with "theos", the Greek word for "god", we get "theology", or the "study of God" You are familiar with a bunch of them: psychology, geology, sociology, anthropology...on and on it goes.

So, I decided I would do some combining as well. I took the Latin term for truth, "veritos" and combined it with the derivation of the Greek suffix, "logos" and the merger resulted in "Veritology", the "study of truth".

This is a great word. If there is anything our culture our culture needs, it's a good dose of sound veritology. Feel free to use it in your everyday conversations!"
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24-06-2016, 04:08 PM
RE: What is veritology?
Goddamn white walkers. :l

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