Denial is one of human natures strategies. “I want to believe this, so I’ll deny anything else.” Often times, what one believes is popular to do so. Moving one off something they have decided to believe is harder than making pigs fly.
It usually doesn’t matter if the opinion is the truth…if one has believed it for a period of time and has defended it aggressively, then it somehow becomes the truth.
If you believe something long enough…it must be true. If it makes sense, it must be true. If it was on the news, it must be true. If the majority believes it…it must be true. Truth is denied for something more fashionable…something that keeps you in favor with others. Human nature would rather believe a lie over the truth.
The Denial of Truth is the Greatest Tragedy.
Pilate saith unto him, What is truth? And when he had said this, he went out again unto the Jews, and saith unto them, I find in him no fault at all. (John 18:38)
But ye have a custom, that I should release unto you one at the passover: will ye therefore that I release unto you the King of the Jews? Then cried they all again, saying, Not this man, but Barabbas. Now Barabbas was a robber. (John 18: 39,40)
Thomas saith unto him, Lord, we know not whither thou goest; and how can we know the way? Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me. (John 14:5,6)
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