Truth Is Not Moral Truth

1273 WordsDec 16, 20166 Pages
Merriam-Webster defines truth as “the property of being in accord with fact or reality.” With one universe, which follows a definite set of laws, only one reality exists. Therefore, with one reality, only one, absolute truth exists. In recent years, with “social progress,” truth has been under attack. Many are not willing to accept the truth as it is, as they view absolute fact as offensive and emotionally damaging. People are told that truth is relative; they are encouraged to tailor the truth to their opinions, not accept truth as fact. Truth decays from black and white, yes and no, to an infinite spectrum of gray area. In this gray area, as nothing is absolute, nothing truly exists, as everything becomes personal interpretation. Truth is not merely being in accord with reality, it is reality itself and without truth, tyranny rules over relationships, life, the value of life, the perception of society, and justice. Truth creates the foundation of trust required for such communities to exist as families, cities, states and country. Discussions around our dinner table often encompass the meaning of truth and the opposite of truth, relativism. Parents frequently impress upon their children that they must “tell the truth” in trivial matters, with the hope that these children one day grow into honest, productive members of society. But, why is truth so important? Truth exists as the basis of trust and no meaningful relationship can exist without trust. A functional

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