THE QUESTION OF PURITY ARISES

How pure is the communication that you are receiving? Is is pure? Is it somewhat tainted with impurity? Is it bogus? Will you change your mind about it as your personal expansion deepens and widens?

In Speech Communication we learn about the Sophist. A sophist is a clever communicator who can be tailoring their communication to deceive. I offer a few definitions from the NEW WORLD DICTIONARY Of The American Language for readers to use in their discernment process:

sophist n. 1. in ancient Greece, any of a group of teachers of rhetoric, politics, philosophy, etc. some of whom were notorious for their clever, specious arguments 2. a learned person 3. any person practicing clever, specious reasoning

sophistical adj. 1. of or characteristic of sophists or sophistry 2. clever and plausible, but unsound and tending to mislead [a sophistical argument] 3. using sophistry

specious adj. 1. seeming to be good, sound, correct, logical, etc, without really being so; plausible but not genuine [specious logic]

plausible adj. seemingly true, acceptable, etc.: often implying disbelief 2. seemingly honest, trustworthy, etc.: often implying distrust

SYN. – plausible applies to that which at first glance appears to be true, reasonable, valid, etc. but which may or may not be so, although there is no connotation of deliberate deception [a plausible argument]; credible is used of that which is believable because it is supported by evidence, sound logic, etc.; specious applies to that which is superficially reasonable, valid etc. but is actually not so, and it connotes intention to deceive [a specious excuse] – ANT. genuine, actual

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