It’s a bird, it’s a plane… it’s…. well, whatever you want it to be. What is real, and what isn’t? Is reality set, absolute or we do invent reality on our own? Who even gets to determine what is real eventually? There isn’t a World Organisation For Real and Illusional is there? So I guess in the end it’s eventually up to us, isn’t it? But if this is so, then our world might as well be in jeopardy. In one situation, Mr. A decides his fantasy of marrying Madame Y is real, ignoring the fact Mr. B is already married to her. On the other hand Mr. B decides Madame Y is rightfully his. He took her to that altar! Such conundrum.
One definition of reality goes by “the state of things as they actually exist, as opposed to an idealistic or notional idea of them” Okay… I believe you’re thinking that what is real is what is seen. After all, “seeing is believing”. What then do we say to the colour blind gentleman? Has he slightly missed out on reality? He surely sees your red sneakers sea as green. What about the blind? Are they doomed to fantasy forever? That’ll be catastrophic. So your mind quickly goes to the five senses. And I’m sure your conclusion now is that reality is linked to whatever the senses perceive. No, seeing isn’t all that’s needed to live in truth yet, seeing is very key to reality. We all can agree to this.
I have ever tried to look through a myopic -8.00D spectacle. Man! It’s an experience of its own and boy, did my eyes hurt. Surprisingly, things didn’t get better by looking through the lenses, I think they were a bit worse. Weren’t those glasses supposed to solve a problem? Yes! But not mine. What do we look through? Our lenses can cause us to either see right or live with an aberration. The advancement of technology has greatly improved healthcare and while I may not be ‘medically inclined’ (if this is even correct at all), I certainly know so much research goes into just making sure people see right. There are even artificial eyes now and all sort of lenses to improve eyesight simply because of how vital seeing is to living in reality.
Sadly, most of us remain blinded. We may have the ‘perfect eyes’ according medical reports and even see with eagles’ sight but we live in a delusion. 1 Corinthians 4:3 quotes “But even if our gospel is veiled, it is veiled to those who are perishing”. A veil certainly causes an aberration and if the gospel is truth and truth defines reality, then a good number of people are in an illusion of their own simply because they can’t see well, the Gospel of truth. They are looking but with lenses impaired by a veil. An illusion is defined by WordWeb as “An erroneous mental representation”. 1 Corinthians 4:4 explains things better by adding “…whose minds the god of this age has blinded.” It’s clearer now, although disheartening, why many who feel live in reality are actually living out fantasy. I strong case I present…
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