What is Truth? An excerpt from Jon Clash's upcoming book.

Updated: Sep 2, 2021

See, objective truth is true whether that truth resonates with us or not. Something resonating with us doesn’t make it true.

Also, just because something doesn’t resonate with our current convictions, doesn’t make it false.

When speaking objectively. If “my truth” and “your truth” contradict each other, then either both are false or one is true and the other is false. The only thing they can’t be is “both true”.

The statement “There is no truth.” Is in conflict with itself. Because if “there was no truth” then how can the statement “there is no truth” be a true statement? In order for that statement to be true, the statement “truth exists” would have to be true. Thus making the statement “there is no truth” a false statement.

Also, we can only be aware of truth based on evidence for that truth combined with our own personal experience. If an objective truth exists outside of our current evidence or experience, that doesn’t make that truth false. It’s still true whether we are aware of it or not.

Therefore, when we are on a search for the truth about something, we have to dig into the peer reviewed evidence for that truth claim in light of our own awareness or understanding.

Truth is truth whether it feels good to believe it or not. The truth is still the truth.

“The truth is like a lion; you don’t have to defend it. Let it loose; it will defend itself.”

Augustine of Hippo

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