What is truth?

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  1. aka-dj profile image68
    aka-djposted 12 years ago

    Pontius Pilate asked Jesus,
    "what is truth?"

    It seems there are a lot of versions/interpretations of it's meaning.

    Everyone claims to have "it". So, what is truth, really? I don't want "wikipedia type answers. I can look them up for myself. I am looking for people's actual perceptions, here on Hubpages.



    1. C.V.Rajan profile image59
      C.V.Rajanposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      When you attain the same state as Jesus and when you are asked what is truth and you find its inexplicable nature by way of personal experience, you know the truth.

      "Everything has been contaminated by saliva (since spoken by mouth) but not God because God is inexplicable. (He has to be realized by personal experience)" - Ramakrishna Paramahamsa.

    2. kethyjewel profile image60
      kethyjewelposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      Our DEATH is a TRUATH

    3. profile image52
      paarsurreyposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      How did Jesus define the Truth? Did he?

    4. kess profile image61
      kessposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      Ok Ty you have ask the question, but I am expecting an answer fromyou?

      remember you cant doubt a person unless you know the truth.

      Anyway I am truth because if truth is apart from me then I become the False.

    5. Cagsil profile image75
      Cagsilposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      Truth is truth.
      Of course, because people have been led to believe that truth is subjective to one's own interpretation, which it is not, because it's objective.
      So, you're not interested in objective truth, but instead want subjective interpretation. How nice of you.

      Truth is truth. It never changes. Example: Truth is in a lie. Whether or not, the truth is discovered is what makes the lie successful or failure.

      Facts are not always truth, but are stepping stones to understanding Life. Things that are facts are only true for a period of time, until more facts are determined to change the facts.

      Example of Fact being truth- You cannot plant bird seed and grow birds.

      Example of Fact not being truth- A god exists, because this is subjected to each person's individual subjective perspective/perception and doesn't use objective insight. A god cannot be proven or disproved. The probability can be recognized, but whether or not it is accepted by any individual, is based on their subjective nature and refusal of faith in humankind.

    6. wba108@yahoo.com profile image78
      wba108@yahoo.composted 12 years agoin reply to this

      I believe that truth is what Jesus said it was. He said He was the truth! Another words, the measure of the truth of anything relates to God's unchangeable standard expressed in the person of Jesus Christ.

      I also believe there are differing levels of truth. For instance you can look at someone and see what they are now and correctly notice a truth about them and this is a truth that we can understand using our 5 senses. Now then again, we can see things as God see's them, He looks at a person and see's not what they are  now but what they will be as they mature in Christ. This is a higher truth!

      I believe if someone speaks a truth that is not in love it is no longer the truth because God is love. God is also spirit, we can't understand the higher truths about God with our natural human understanding. As Christians we have the mind of Christ, which is the only mind capable of comprehending who God really is.

      Not that God doesn't want us to use our logic, but our logic is limited to the natural realm and most times the things of God are 180 degrees different than what our natural mind believes.

      I also believe that fully understanding a spiritual truth is not always possible by intellectual assent, it involves an experience. In the middle eastern culture of the bible understanding always involved an experience. So, another words we only know God by having an actual experience with Him. You can claim to know about someone by reading books but until you interact with them you don't know much!

      1. Woman Of Courage profile image60
        Woman Of Courageposted 12 years agoin reply to this

        wba, I agree with your insightful response.

      2. aka-dj profile image68
        aka-djposted 12 years agoin reply to this

        Very nice.
        Thank you.

  2. melpor profile image90
    melporposted 12 years ago

    The truth is right in front of us. We see it everyday.

    1. simeonvisser profile image71
      simeonvisserposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      Although it is immediately amended for those willing to believe their own things.

  3. profile image0
    just_curiousposted 12 years ago

    I suppose you are asking what people consider to be truth, in the spiritual sense. I don't think it's the same for everyone. Truth is what you know, when your head and your heart come to an agreement.  There probably is one ultimate  truth, but very few could ever be sure they had found it. Those I've met that make that claim seem to be falling short of the mark.

    1. kess profile image61
      kessposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      Wha/whose standard did you use to judge ? yours?
      If so then you are truth?
      or are you truth indeed?

      1. profile image0
        just_curiousposted 12 years agoin reply to this

        Every one must use their own standard to judge, in my opinion. No one knows the heart of another. If I were to try to use your standard, for my truth, it would not be mine or yours, it would be distorted. As I said, there probably is an ultimate truth, but I doubt many, if any, have it. Anyone that has found the connection with the universe would certainly have to prove the claim. Otherwise, it is obvious they are not truth.

        1. kess profile image61
          kessposted 12 years agoin reply to this

          just so that you would know....
          Since you do not yet know ultimate truth, you therefore cannot stand to judge another's Truth.

          For the standard you judge by is imperfect and since there is imperfection in your standard you would find imperfection in all others including those who actually have the ultimate standard Truth.

          For what you actually see is your standars not theirs.
          and as long as you remain doubtful you also exclude yourself from the knowledge.

          1. profile image0
            just_curiousposted 12 years agoin reply to this

            Perhaps, but it is better to remain doubtful and open, than mired in the belief that I have the answer, when I don't. Leaves no room for growth.

            1. kess profile image61
              kessposted 12 years agoin reply to this

              I realose that yoir're not in a position to believe it but actually the opposite is true....and if you cannot believe then it cannot ever be true for you..

              Why do yoy think the first man who called himself Truth was so different feom all the rest?
              He never once entertained doubt except to accomplish his own death willingly.
              Just as he is so I am

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                just_curiousposted 12 years agoin reply to this

                Well I'm confused now.I thought you were kess. You are now laying the claim to being I Am? I don't suppose it would be presumptuous of me to ask for proof. That is a pretty bold claim.

                1. kess profile image61
                  kessposted 12 years agoin reply to this

                  confusion is the state of all who do not yet lnow Truth.
                  and if you knew Truth nothing I said would confuse you.....

                  I may assume many titles for the sake of men but none means anything to me except that which I Truly  am and I am Truth.

                  1. profile image0
                    just_curiousposted 12 years agoin reply to this

                    Ok. Well if you're sure of it, for you and you alone, that's truth. Good for you to have found it.

  4. thirdmillenium profile image59
    thirdmilleniumposted 12 years ago

    It is a word in the dictionary. Nothing more

    1. aka-dj profile image68
      aka-djposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      So is the word "lie".

      Peoples lives depend on getting it right.
      (I'm thinking of courtroom proceedings here).

      So, what you wrote is not really a definition of any sort.

      1. simeonvisser profile image71
        simeonvisserposted 12 years agoin reply to this

        Quite a few court cases are not about truth but about building a convincing 'case' for the jury, but that's a different story.

  5. profile image0
    BunuBobuposted 12 years ago

    something that is true as opposed to something that is false

    1. aka-dj profile image68
      aka-djposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      Yes, but discerning the difference can be critical!

  6. barryrutherford profile image79
    barryrutherfordposted 12 years ago

    The truth may be only temporary; As facts change as new truths emerge from fresh discovery

    1. profile image52
      paarsurreyposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      Truth is eternal and is oblivious of man's knowledge Truth does not alter; only man's knowledge increases or man's ignorance diminishes and man boasts as if Truth has altered. Even if Darwin had not discovered the Evolution;nevertheless it was already in work in the nature as set by the Creator-God from the "day" one; though we thank Darwin for the discovery he made.

    2. maven101 profile image74
      maven101posted 12 years agoin reply to this

      So your perception is that Truth is relative...Truth, is in the eye of the beholder...
      To me that is not truth but simply a transitive acknowledgement that disappears incrementally with each new experience, each new revelation...

      Keats has defined Truth for me: Beauty is Truth, Truth Beauty...

      1. aka-dj profile image68
        aka-djposted 12 years agoin reply to this

        Beauty is also subjective.

        If even one does not consider something beautiful, then IS IT?

        I believe truth is different. Truth will remain true, no matter is all disagree with it.

  7. IndieWire profile image59
    IndieWireposted 12 years ago

    What is truth? I believe some artists may know, but that is for you to decide, I believe it involves justice, beauty, balance, goodness, fairness, compassion, empathy and love.

  8. profile image52
    paarsurreyposted 12 years ago

    The Word of Revelation that descends on the Messengers Prophets  from the Creator-God Allah YHWH is Truth:

    [2:148] It is the truth from thy Lord; be not therefore of those who doubt.
    [2:149] And every one has a goal which dominates him; vie, then, with one another in good works. Wherever you be, Allah will bring you all together. Surely, Allah has the power to do all that He wills.
    http://www.alislam.org/quran/search2/sh … ;verse=147

    1. maven101 profile image74
      maven101posted 12 years agoin reply to this

      Boiled down, what you are saying is that truth is what you say it is...This is a self-fulfilling prophecy, a circular argument that provides comfort to the believer, but stands alone, unsupported by logic or reason. It is simply an assertion, which any fool can make...
      In my lifetime I have experienced Truth in the love of my children and the death of loved ones...In the genius of a Beethoven symphony, the grace of a butterfly, the horrors of war...I experience Truth when I can feel my beating heart and know that I exist, and know that I am temporal...

  9. profile image52
    paarsurreyposted 12 years ago

    What is truth?

    The Truth is that Bible does not consist of the truthful Word Revealed on Jesus.

    1. Cagsil profile image75
      Cagsilposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      And how many times are you going to repeat yourself in the same thread? Do you talk to only hear yourself talk, so you can convince yourself that you are or have truth. lol lol

      You're one of the most funniest people who posts to the forums. wink


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