I saw a documentary on Twitter today and had a few thoughts.
Terms like approximate or identify have no meaning without truth to approximate or identify with. It is like playing a game of horseshoes and there is no stake, and I say that “I won the game, because my horseshoe is closer.” Without the stake, terms like “closer” and “further” have no meaning. If terms do not have definitions, then they are meaningless, and terms like “identity” have no intelligibility. It would result in skepticism, but since skepticism denies the law of contradiction it would have to be false to be true.
As a Christian I am to understand my Identity in Jesus Christ. If there is no definition for Jesus Christ I cannot rationally comprehend that I do or do not identify with Jesus. If you do not have truth to begin with, then such terms are without understanding. Sure, a person can say they know what a square circle is, but until they demonstrate what that is, I have no justification to accept they comprehend it. Because I say something with my mouth, “all 6 are green and 8 are clouds,” does not mean I comprehend what I say.
Furthermore, the professor and other kept saying things like, that is “your truth,” and this is my or “their truth.” They kept saying this over and over like the good little dogmatic zealots they are. It was not a private issue; rather it was a public statement they applied to everyone; that is, everyone has their own truth, is applied to all. This is called dogmatic. Because they forced this on others who did not want this label they are by definition zealots. The catholic church portrayed in the Anime Hellsing, would blush in envy at their dogmatic zealotry.
I bring this up because at one point a professor says he was offended because Matt wanted to find the truth about reality. The professor implied and said such a search for objective truth was an attack against someone else’s “their truth.” The professor was dogmatically applying the statement that “each has their own truth” to Matt and to all, but was a hypocrite by implying Matt was morally wrong for looking for a truth that should be applied to all. It is as though the professor was blind that he was zealously applying a statement as a truth dogmatically to all. Flaming hypocrite. The professor violated his own standard.
This always happens with any philosophy based on skepticism, agnosticism and such. If they applied their own doctrine to themselves their own doctrine, to be true would have to be false. For the professor to say we all have our own truth, is a dogmatic truth claim forced on all. To be true it must be false.
To apply the principle with consistency, then “my truth,” well, “is only for me.” If, for sake of argument we take it ethically, (I say this because ethics cannot be comprehended without presupposing the Bible), then to make another person affirm “my truth” would be morally evil, because it would stop being “my truth” to a “public dogmatic truth.” A person cannot accept or affirm another person’s truth, if the principle is to be consistent. Therefore, such a principle in practical application would be irrelevant and meaningless. The fact that people use “my truth” to make other people acknowledge it means it is not “my truth” but a public dogmatic applied to all. It violates its own meaning. To be true it is false. And because it is false, it should be mocked, dismissed and forgotten.
The focus of this quick post was on the logical and a little bit on first principles of knowledge, and not on the ethical. However, since we are dealing with such things as “definitions,” “ethics,” “logic,” and “truth,” such things do not have any intelligibility without presupposing the Bible, which is the public portion of God’s mind revealed to the world. As Vincent Cheung says in Captive to Reason (pg44), Since the bible is self-authenticating (similar to the Law of Contradiction) and says all other ways of thinking are false, then all non-Christian systems of thinking are false by logical exclusion.
All non-Christians are not only sinful but stupid. Non-Christian philosophies are an abyss of skepticism and anti-logic. Jesus Christ not only takes away one’s sinful record, but also saves the mind from being a moron. He heals sickness and gives success. If you turn to Him for salvation, you will not be disappointed. Who am I? I am a friend of the truth. And for you, I am the best friend you ever had, because I tell you the truth.