I am guaranteed to offend almost everyone. Why? Because to the last, just like all other people, you start with some axiomatic principle that you hold dear, but which is false. We are all rational actors. Saints and sinners all. The question is not how we have been in the past, but what we choose to be in the future. Truth is not merciful to our creature comforts. It is however, the most empowering method of choosing our actions that we can make use of.