02 July 2016

Percent Logic – Closing Thoughts

Greetings Dear Reader,

I had pondered many other things to discuss concerning this but as I think through it I come to a conclusion.  Statistics must lose to compassion and love every time.  So much of their common use is political. The political must always take a back seat to the pursuit of good.

As an example I ponder the tragic shootings in Orlando.   Much more time has been spent on the ISIS and gun control conversation than on how we get to the place where killing strangers is the right thing to do.   We do not teach our society to be loving and selfless. 

We no longer place the ultimate value on human life.  We instead measure its value against other things such as convince and choice.  We allow hunger and need to exist so that we can do what we want to do.  We politicize and debate while people are being killed or dying. 

Data is important.  It is an excellent servant in science and understanding the world.  In the hands of the ill-intentioned it is a dangerous weapon.  Statistical data with integrity and used with the same can benefit us greatly.  When we use statistics to manipulate and control others we create belief based on lies.  It leaves me wondering which has killed more people: statistics or guns.

Wishing you joy in the journey,

Aramis Thorn
Mat 13:52 So Jesus said to them, "That is why every writer who has become a disciple of Christ’s rule of the universe is like a home owner. He liberally hands out new and old things from his great treasure store.”

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