A truth/freedom process
by Ken Smith Saturday, August 27, 2016

Versions of a notable, much-used  idea that seem to imply a process of experience, knowledge, insight into action in the world:

And you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.*
The truth will set you free, but first it will make you miserable.
The truth will set you free, but first it will piss you off. 

I like the idea that there is a process of experience into insight into action. The more we know about that, the better. I suppose this is a note to self to keep an eye on the clues here. Elaborate on this. 

Other clues:

If you're not outraged, you're not paying attention.
Don't mourn, organize.

*The New Testament quotation that gets the ball rolling is from John 8:32. Other translations suggest that the word "know" has meaningful and even mystical layers in Hebrew, involving the words da'at and da'as as an entwined set of things that add up to profound knowledge, perhaps. So: layers upon layers here, or steps and stages that one can unpack from these few sentences.