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DO WE REALLY LIVE IN SUCH A
WAY THAT TRUTH IS RELATIVE?
“Men stumble over the truth from time
to time, but most pick themselves up
and hurry off as if nothing happened.”
~ Sir Winston Churchill
Is truth really relative in how
we live?
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Consider areas where we demand truth:
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Loved Ones (no one wants lies from a spouse or
child)
Doctors (we want the right medicine prescribed
and the right operations performed)
Stock Brokers (we want them to rightly explain
what they have done with our money)
Courts (we want them to convict only the truly
guilty)
Is truth really relative in how
we live?
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Consider areas where we demand truth:
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Employers (we want them to tell us the truth
and pay us fairly).
Airlines (we demand truly safe planes and truly
sober pilots).
Reference Tools (e.g., manuals, dictionaries).
Road Signs (e.g., stop signs; merge; one way).
Medicine Bottles (e.g., dosage; type).
Food Labels (e.g., caloric intake; fats;
ingredients).
Law and government (e.g, laws).
Is truth really relative in how
we live?
We demand truth for truth for
almost every facet of life that
affects our money, relationships,
safety, and health.
Is truth really relative in how
we live?
Despite our unwavering demands for
truth in those areas, many of us say we
aren’t interested in truth when it comes
to morality or religion. In fact, many
downright reject the idea that any
religion can be true or that there really
is a right from wrong in moral choices.
Is truth really relative in how
we live?
Why do we demands truth in everything
but morality and religion? Why do we
we say, “That’s true for you but not for
me,” when we’re talking about morality
or religion, but we never even think of
such nonsense when we’re talking to a
stock broker about our money or a
doctor about our health?
Is truth really relative in how
we live?
Therefore, our rejection of religious and
moral truth is often on volitional
grounds rather than reasonable logical
grounds—WE JUST DON’T WANT TO BE
HELD ACCOUNTABLE TO ANY MORAL
STANDARDS OR RELIGIOUS
DOCTRINE.