College Day 197 – Absolute Truth

(April 10, Sunday)

In one of my online courses we talked about absolute truth, our opinions about it, and it’s impact on morality and choices. Essentially, the center of the discussion revolved around whether or not absolute truth existed. Now, before I give my “opinion” on the truth of absolute truth’s inevitable reality, I wish to say that it seems rather illogical to disagree.

How can one conclude that absolute truth does not exist? Is that an absolutely true statement if we agree it does not exist? Such a paradoxical contradiction cannot be enough for me to agree. If truth is subjective to each individual then are we not agreeing by someone else’s standards on this matter? If we all say that truth is subjective, then we are agreeing, objectively, that it is absolutely true to say truth is subjective, which does not make sense.

Also, whether or not right and wrong morality can be absolutely defined was discussed. I was presented with the case that everyone develops their own morals and that no one can know the exact truth of right and wrong morals. I responded, “If one were to deny the possibility of interpreting what are right and wrong morals one would be claiming the truth of that statement by their own standards. Would it be true then that no one can tell anyone else what the exact truth is? If so, individual interpretation is untrue, meaningless, and irrelevant by their own standard.” Therefore, there must be an absolute truth regarding our understanding of right and wrong morals.

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