Bare naked truth sounds like it might be something that might bring about more conviction than anything else. Getting to the "core" or the "root" of truth is the stated goal of many serious religious people.
But when searching for the essentials, the bare naked truth, these serious people find themselves at the nude beach of bare naked truth, and everyone's 80 years old. The idea of the bare naked truth and what you get when you think you have found it might not be the kind of match you are looking for.
When searching for truth, you might want it clothed in something. Finding truth in propositions is one way to go about it, but is raw, unadorned, and frankly quite distracting. Sometimes you just can't look at it.
Truth is better understood in story.
It's not the people who are 80 years old are in any way bad, I just don't want to see them naked. I want them clothed. I can interact with a clothed octogenarian, but not a naked one. I can't handle the truth of their nakedness. I can't get past it. I have to look away. However, I can learn the truth of their life not only when they are dressed, but also by how they dress themselves. Yes, the package containing the truth is part of the truth about the truth.
Story, art, experience, nature, beauty - these are the packages in which truth feels most at home. But the story containing truth is not merely the package, separated from the truth, but it is part of the truth. We contribute to the creation of truth by packaging the unchanging Truth into the dynamic packaging of truth.
Unchanging Truth MUST change its clothes in every culture for every time.
Be wary of anyone who wants only the bare naked truth. That's not the kind of truth you will want to look at.
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