Truth Created

Written by Terry Dashner

Truth Created

Terry Dashner….. Faith Fellowship Church PO Box 1586 Broken Arrow, OK 74013

In his autobiography, Leading with My Chin, comedian Jay Leno recounts numerous stories of his rise as a young Boston comedian to hostingrepparttar “Tonight Show” as successor torepparttar 143118 legendary Johnny Carson. One chapter tells of his appearance onrepparttar 143119 Dinah Shore talk show where he learnedrepparttar 143120 importance of what in showbiz parlance is calledrepparttar 143121 “outcue.”

“Okay,” saidrepparttar 143122 talent coordinator. “What’s your last joke, sorepparttar 143123 band knows when to play you off?” “Listen, do I have to give you my last line?” Leno asked. Like all comedians, he hated to have any band step on a laugh and cut offrepparttar 143124 applause. But eventually he agreed. “How about if I just say, ‘Thank you, thank you very much!’ Twice, okay? And that’ll berepparttar 143125 cue.”

Unfortunately, Dinah Shore’s welcome was so warm andrepparttar 143126 audience’s ovation for his one-line entry was so overwhelming that Leno was taken aback. Flustered, he muttered “Thank you, thank you very much.” The band leader looked up in panic, stubbed out his cigarette, broughtrepparttar 143127 band crashing in, and ushered Leno out. Whereupon Dinah Shore smiled even more broadly,repparttar 143128 audience went wild with applause, andrepparttar 143129 interview was over before it started. “It wasrepparttar 143130 most ridiculous slot of my career,” Leno said ruefully.

An amusing, somewhat embarrassing anecdote in a book full of stories and jokes, Leno’s account has only one problem: it didn’t happen—or rather it didn’t happen to Leno. As a New York journalist brought to light,repparttar 143131 incident actually happened to a fellow-comedian and friend of Leno’s. But Leno was so delighted byrepparttar 143132 story that he paid his friend a thousand dollars forrepparttar 143133 rights to userepparttar 143134 story as his own material for a chapter in his autobiography. [Os Guinness, Time For Truth, (Baker Books: Grand Rapids, Michigan) pp 40-41.]

There is nothing odd about this practice, especially in a postmodern society like modern-day America. Truth is no longer something to be discovered. Truth is created. Remember President Bill Clinton? He wasrepparttar 143135 first postmodern president ofrepparttar 143136 United States. The Lewinsky affair is therefore an excellent gauge by which to assessrepparttar 143137 impact of postmodernism on American politics and law. In terms ofrepparttar 143138 standing of truth inrepparttar 143139 American republic,repparttar 143140 scandal representsrepparttar 143141 postmodern crisis of truth in presidential form: America’s “Nietzchean moment” inrepparttar 143142 Oval Office;repparttar 143143 year America learned to live withrepparttar 143144 lie. [Ibid, p. 59]


Written by Joi Sigers

"I believe it to be true that dreams arerepparttar true interpreters of our inclinations; but there is an art required to sort and understand them." - Montaigne

Sincerepparttar 143117 beginning of time mankind has been mystified by dreams. Kings, poets, philosophers, statesmen, peasants: They have ALL dreamed, have all wondered about their dreams, and have all been made happy or miserable by them. They have treated them, alternately, withrepparttar 143118 utmost seriousness and respect or with scorn and skepticism. They have, at times, held them in awe and wonder and at other times, laughed them off.

But they've never - and we'd never - ignore them.

Dreams are lived and relived...told and re-told...remembered and forgotten...laughed over and cried over....accepted asrepparttar 143119 gospel truth and rejected as utter nonsense. They are credited with influencingrepparttar 143120 future and praised as shedding light onrepparttar 143121 present. They have beenrepparttar 143122 inspiration for literally countless books, paintings and other works of art. They are said to drive men and women to take action when nothing else will move them.

But they've never been - nor will they ever be - ignored.

The "art" that Montaigne referred to inrepparttar 143123 opening quote is known today as dreamology. Simply put, it'srepparttar 143124 in-depth study of dreams. Those of us who do so on a regular, daily basis are "dreamologists". It isn't a term that

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