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  • J Hat
  • Brandon, FL
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Is truth relative?

Is truth relative? Can truth really be different for one person compared to another? What is your thinking on this?

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  • Nov 6 2011: Yes. A person who believes 1+1=3 because that is what he has been taught or discovered, believes it to be true. When he is asked the question, he speaks his version of truth by stating the answer of 3. It is only when he is confronted by others of differing opinions does he realize that perhaps there is a different truth. Something has to trigger his curiosity to go and further investigate if his knowledge is truth. If he goes uninspired, believes he cannot be wrong, does not care, or would rather argue than continue the search, then his version of truth does not change. It is only those seeking to discover more about the truth that will learn that the truth can change with new discoveries.
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      Nov 6 2011: But even if he does not seek out another answer out of curiosity is his truth really "the truth?"
      • Nov 6 2011: "The truth" for whom?

        Not sure how you know when you have found "truth in general". Something has to compel you to think you have not already found the truth in a situation. If you believe something to be truth, wouldn't it be a waste of your time to continue to look for truth? For example, I no longer seek any different truth than 2 for the 1+1= question.
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          Nov 6 2011: truth in general

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