Sep 29

“Your Truth is not My Truth.” posted by John Sorensen on Sep 29, 2021


Have you ever heard someone say, “That may be true for you, but it’s not true for me.” What they’re really saying is that there’s no such thing as absolute truth. Today, I’d like to look at one of four questions that arise from this statement: “What is relativism?” And it might best be answered by saying what it’s not. Relativism is not relative thinking. If I ask you is the Eiffel Tower tall? You might respond, “Well, yes.” Compared to the White House, it is tall; but compared to Mount Everest, it’s not. Relative thinking allows us to make a truth claim relative to the standard that we’ve set. Relativism, on the other hand, states that the objective standard is unknowable. It can be summed up this way: “If I create the rules, then only I can judge my actions.” Do you see how illogical that is?  To say that there is no absolute truth requires that you use absolute truth! The truth is, there must be absolute truth. For more on this objection, visit share life dot today.

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