THINK ABOUT THIS: What Is ‘Truth?’

Good morning, it’s Sunday, September 8, 2019. Wrap your mind around this:

“According to dictionary.com, truth is the true or actual state of a matter, or, a proven or verified principle or statement. If truth is proven and verified, it is absolute, not relative.

Author Kim Kurtz

“Think about it: if truth is relative, why should our kids go to school? If they can just decide their own truth, then what is the point of learning math, science, or history? Without objective, absolute, truth, nothing they learn in school is relevant to anyone except the person teaching it.

“Our entire civilization is run by the objective truth of numbers. We count on numbers for finances, temperature, speed, time, grades, taxes, etc. If we didn’t agree on a set of objective truths about numbers, our society could not function.

“Truth, by its very nature is exclusive. If something is true, it means that contradictory statements are necessarily false. Nobody doubts this when it comes to the hard sciences; people believe that the statement ‘gravity exists’ is objectively true, and that the statement “gravity does not exist” is objectively false. But, when it comes to religion and world-views, people have no problem saying ‘Christianity may be true for you, but it’s not true for me.’” — Kim Kurtz, from her book, “Pouring In: Tipping the Scales in Favor of a Personal Passionate and Permanent Faith in the Next Generation.” 

So What Say You?