Friday, October 4, 2013

Denying absolute truth is wholly illogical

Madison Ruppert
 End the Lie

If you’ve had even a few conversations in your life dealing with faith or philosophy, you have probably run across someone who claimed that there is no absolute truth.

(Image credit: San Diego Shooter/Flickr)Note: this is republished from Seek Theos. More content from that site will be making its way over to End the Lie soon, along with new articles on similar subjects.

Such claims usually go something like, “Well, that’s true for you but it’s not true for me,” or, “There is no absolute truth.”

For those familiar with such positions, it smacks of absurdity. Yet, somehow, it continues to be said in the course of informal conversations and even in college classrooms.

How this actually happens is hard to grasp, due to the seemingly obvious fact that such a position is self-refuting.

To explain how the position is self-refuting one must only apply the rule of “no absolute truth” to the statement, “There is no absolute truth.”

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