The more I think about it, the more I do not comprehend how some people can believe that there is no absolute truth.
There are subjective truths–beliefs that hold true to any individual.
There are objective truths–things or events we can observe (excluding our interpretation of these things or events).
Subjective truths can be lies. Or maybe to some people, there are only subjective lies.
But then, if you believe that there are only subjective truths and no absolute truth, isn’t that belief in itself an attempt to state an absolute truth?
Someone must be wrong, someone must be right.
A subjective truth can be an absolute truth then, right? If I were to say, “It is wrong to torture puppies and kill babies,” that can be a subjective truth and an absolute truth at the same time, right?
In fact, all absolute truth is subjective…right? If there is an absolute right, then there is an absolute wrong. And where there is right and wrong, there will be people who believe in what’s right, and there will be people who believe in what’s wrong. They will each believe in their own “subjective truths”, but some truths HAVE to be right. Some truths must be absolute truths.
And if someone who does not believe in absolute truth disagrees with what I have to say here, then why would that person even care that I believe in something different? Why would it matter that I did not say something that seemed “true” to the person? A person who does not believe in absolute truth contradicts him/herself by believing in anything at all.
based on facts rather than feelings or opinions: not influenced by feelings
existing outside of the mind: existing in the real world
based on feelings or opinions rather than facts
relating to the way a person experiences things in his or her own mind
(Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary)
I just find it funny how we’re so used to thinking about objectivity and accuracy when we talk about something being absolute. Absolute truth is based on itself (THE truth), exists outside of the mind/in the real world AND relates to the way a person experiences things in his or her own mind.