- Do we all live in “the Matrix” or do we have access to reality as it is?
- Are our multiple perspectives equally valid or is there an objective truth?
This kind of relativism typically takes two forms: personal and social relativism. That is, since each individual has their own view, or since each religion has its own perspective, then we cannot say who is right and who is wrong. Rather, everyone is entitled to their ideas, and we should seek to tolerate one another.
While treating each other with respect and acceptance is important, the idea that there is no truth, or that truth is a matter of personal opinion, is a claim that warrants our healthy skepticism. Really? We can’t know that anything is true?
This page offers a variety of responses to the idea that the truth is unknowable, uncertain, or indeterminate.
- That’s True For You, but Not For Me by Paul Copan
- Truth and Tolerance by Nick Pollard
- Absolutism: Don’t We All Have to Find Truth by Ourselves? by Tim Keller
- Religious and Philosophical Pluralism by Tim Keller and Charles Garland
- From Relativism and Skepticism to Truth and Certainty by Josef Seifert
- Truth After God by Pete Lowman
Another resource page:
- Truth and Tolerance at bethinking.org
- Truth Decay by Doug Groothuis
- Truth and The New Kind of Christian by Scott Smith
- Kingdom Triangle by J.P. Moreland
Truth and Reality by Stuart McAllister:
What Is Truth? by J.P. Moreland:
We offer other great resources on the best reasons for the existence of God:
- Did Jesus Exist?
- Moral Relativism: Is There Right? What Is Right?
- The Argument From Reason
- The Bible: Is It True? Historical? Reasonable?
- The Cosmological Argument
- The Moral Argument
- The Problem of Evil
- The Resurrection of Jesus: Evidence, reasons and resources
- The Teleological Argument
- The Unique Life and Teachings of Jesus
- Why Apologetics?