Is truth absolute, relative, or both?
|"Compared to two years ago, just half as many Americans believe
that absolute moral truth exists, dropping from 38% in January 2000 to
only 22% in November 2001." George Barna of Barna Research.
|"Only a minority of born-again adults (44%) and a tiny proportion
of born-again teenagers (9%) are certain that absolute moral truth
exists." William Lobdell, LA times.
|"...Jesus answered...I have come into the world, that I should
bear witness to the truth. Everyone who is of the truth hears My voice. Pilate said to
Him, 'What is truth?'..." (NKJ translation of the Christian Scriptures/New
Testament, John 18:37-38)|
|"When it comes to fundamentally wrong behavior, there is no
tolerance. Wrong is wrong!" Pastor Clarence Patterson.
||"No one has the right to choose to do what is wrong." Abraham
|"Truth, not tolerance." Text of a bumper sticker by Harbor
House Gifts of Fullerton CA. The bumper sticker shows a
clenched fist on the left side and a Christian cross on the right.|
|Searcher: "How can I know if what you tell me is true?" The
Ancient One responded: "Friend, unless it exists, you cannot know the
Truth. For if there is no objective Truth, then why be deluded? Better
try instead to enjoy the brief time left to your pointless existence!
But what if a deeper reality actually exists? To be real, the Truth must
stand alone; everything contradicting it must be counterfeit!"
Topics covered in this section:
- George Barna's quote comes from "The Year's Most Intriguing Findings, From Barna Research
Studies," 2001-DEC-17, at:
- William Lobdell, "Pollster Prods
Christian Conservatives," LA Times, 2002-SEP-14, at:
- Pastor Clarence Patterson, "Is it time for tolerance?," Article, Baptist
Information Service, 2000-FEB-28.
Other essays promoting the existence of absolute truth:
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