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What is Our Society Based On - Absolute Truth
Absolute truth - the basis for our entire existence
Many contend today that there is no absolute truth, that whatever is true for you is true for you. However, this is not true, there are absolutes, and there MUST be absolute truth.
It is the foundation of our society and without it, there would be no society.
if you have no absolute truths, then it is reasonable that whatever rules I live by are perfectly fine. Thus if I thought it was good for me to kill you, according to the rule of no absolute truths, this should be ok! Yet would you really be ok with this? NO! Of course not! There must be an absolute truth and moral boundary that prevents me from murdering you!
What would happen if truth was relative?
If there were no absolute truths, what would make Hitler’s actions 'bad'?
According to him, he was just following what he thought was right. Yet to the rest of us his actions were horrific, disgusting, evil and even worse than words can say.
If you believe in no absolute truth, then, unfortunately you are potentially saying that evil actions are justified because they are not actually evil according to the evil-doer. I am sure no one would say this if they knew what they were saying.
If there was no absolute truth, as you can see, our society would never have made it this far. What would have stopped someone who say, thought that they should exterminate the entire world? It is only because of absolute truth and morals and the agreement between people that they exist that our society is still around today.
The Current Situation
Yet now so many think that moral relativism is the way to go. It has become politically correct for people to say, 'whatever is right for you, is right for you.' And this leads to destructive consequences.
What this could lead to
The general acceptance of moral relativism and the removal of absolute truths from mainstream society will quickly lead to problems stemming from one person hurting another, but justifying it by claiming it was 'right' based on their view of truth.
I believe it is important for Christians to recognize and be active in learning and growing. It is when Christians become lazy and stagnant and stop reading and memorizing the Bible that they allow themselves and others to spread misinformation. They stop recognizing a personal God, and start putting other things in that place.
I felt compelled to write about this today and I write it based on my convictions and my hope that you will learn from this or simply that it will help generate your thoughts and help you delve into this topic of Absolute truth and what our society is based on. Please feel free to write your comments below and express your opinion. You will not change my mind on this, but I would love to dialogue about it!
Truth is like a Rock
Summary: What is Absolute Truth?
IN case anyone may be unfamiliar with the what absolute truth means, here is a basic definition.
Absolute truths are things which are the same for everyone, in other words, universal facts. They are unquestionable and there are no loopholes.
We often call them by many different names, and some absolute truths have been adopted by our governments as laws.
The statement, 'All truth is relative', actually disproves itself instantly, by making an absolute claim, that there are no absolute claims.