Reality (rē-‘a-lə-tē): Definition
1: the state or quality of being real. 2: a real thing or fact. 3: something that exists independent of ideas concerning it.
Check (‘chek): Definition
1: a standard of testing and evaluation: Criterion. 2. a mark typically placed beside an item to show that it has been noted, examined, or verified.
Reality Check (rē-‘a-lə-tē ‘chek): Definition
1: something that clarifies or serves as a reminder of reality often by correcting a misconception. —Merriam-Webster Dictionary (www.merriam-webster.com/)
Reality Check is more than just a blog. We aim to be both a repository and dispenser of truth, living truth. Our goal: “keep it real.” Our mission: Truth. Our passion: give the world a dose of reality, reveal the actual state of affairs. Why? Because truth is under attack. It is often slanted toward its presenter’s preferences, party of affiliation or religious association, all in an attempt to avoid confrontations, to remain in the good graces of the hearer, to make oneself feel good.
Not so with us!
We pledge to disburse the truth as it truly is, independent of feelings or preferences. Of course we will attempt to do so with love. After all, humans are creatures of emotions. So we will do our best to be tactful and sensitive to people’s beliefs, opinions, and lifestyle choices. However we will not allow hurt pride or ego to encumber the process of sharing truths that, if heeded, can save one’s life—not only these fleeting moments on earth but, especially, life beyond the cold, callous grasp of death. So regardless of how brutal it proves to be…we will tell the truth, provide clarity where there is ambiguity, and correct misconceptions!
We are by no means the final authority on truth. After all we, too, must contend with our own foibles. However, we know the One who is the final authority on this particular matter—we know Truth Himself! With His help, we will attempt to fight on behalf of truth—present it in a way that is fresh, lively, upbeat, raw, and uncut. Our hope is that all who cross our paths will walk away having gotten A Reality Check!
—Sam Belony, February 17, 2016