I know that most of
what we think we know is dead wrong. For example, I
watched a show called Myths of the Titanic. Half of what
we believe about this and every other subject in this world are
lies. The program stated that it is common knowledge that women and children were the only ones
let onto the boats, and that is partly true, but more men from
first class made it out alive than children in third class.
It appears that the Captain may have had the people in third
class temporally "detained" while they loaded the more
wealthy first and second class patrons. Over 80% of the third class perished.
Less of the first class died than the third class.
The Captain was portrayed as a great hero
of his day, but the program Myths of the Titanic felt that he let everyone
down on that ship in more ways than one. He was receiving
constant ice warnings, but he
chose to make close to top speed through perilous waters despite
the many ice warnings given out to
all the ships in the area. For one reason, he honestly
felt that the ship was unsinkable. This is one reason why
people on the ship did not panic and many refused to get on the
lifeboats. They had been told that the ship could not be sunk.
It had even been publicly stated that "even God Himself could
not sink this ship."
The telegraph operator is
hailed in his time as a great hero. The program stated
that He was more occupied with sending out messages for the rich patrons of the Titanic than
heeding the many ice warnings. I'm sure that He was doing
his job...as it was a luxury liner, and this was a new
convenience for patrons, but the program stated that had he taken some of the last
most ominous ice warnings up to the bridge instead of laying
them to the side, at least it would have been on them to
respond or not.
Myths of the Titanic
stated that the mate who loaded the
lifeboats on the port side was hailed as another great hero of
the Titanic, movies have been made about him, but
he sent out many of the only 20 lifeboats only a quarter full,
or half full.
(My note, in his defense, it is probable that the Captain had
given strict orders to only load women and children.) But,
the program stated that he wouldn't let men in his boats even if
they were only half full, and even when all the first and second class
women and children on his side were loaded. In fact, Myths of
the Titanic stated that five
times more men were saved on the starboard side, than on his
The press of that day
fabricated many heroic stories before they even knew any of the
details so they could sell papers, and the "heroes" of
these fabricated stories were always
rich and famous people in first class. The press made up much of what was first
written immediately after the tragedy, simply because no one
even knew what had happened on that ship for a
while. That is typical.
Changing the subject, it
is important that we understand that much of what we read and hear
these days, are
lies as well. For example, many things we see on
television are just plain fiction. There were no such things as
slave galleys in history. You've seen the movies where rows of slaves man the oars with whips
being slashed across their backs. This is a TV fantasy
that writers created.!
Also, you've seen the movies where they have to keep the
murderer on the phone long enough so that they can trace the
call? Again all fiction. They have always been able
to immediately trace phone calls. The hold them on the line
thing is complete writers fiction...added for drama. This just
shows that if lies get repeated long enough, traditions
can "become truth." Because of this process, no one knows the
real and complete truth about anything anymore. So much of
what we think we know is just plain wrong.
The knowledge of the tree
of good and evil is what we have right now. It is
the internet, it is the libraries, and all sources of trusted
information. Yes there is truth on the internet and in
libraries, but it is all mixed together with many lies. How can
we know anything for sure with so many lies to sort through?
That is the problem...we can't. That is the price we pay
because our mother and father Adam and Eve chose to partake of
the tree of the knowledge of good and evil...the parents have
eaten sour grapes and the children's teeth are set on edge.
And sadly until Jesus Christ comes back and restores all things,
that is what we have to deal with.....