If you can memorize this.. it's a great answer to the 'absolute truth' argument~

Views: 64

Reply to This

Replies to This Discussion

I can't see how this is an argument against the existence or knowledge of absolute truth.

All it says (very nicely by the way) is that there are many things we don't know or don't realise, and lots of amazing things exist.

It is still absolutely true in mathematics that 2+2=4 for example*, although I would agree that we might have to be careful or closely examine our assumptions before claiming something is absolutely true/false.

* (to any pedants or mathematicians: yes I know that this is technically not always true, but 2+2 can always be shown to equal the same thing that 4 equals, so it is actually true)

I made a copy of this.  I think it's a great response to anyone who claims they "know the truth" about existence.  And since I live in a very religious area, these are almost always theists.  It demonstrates that what we experience is really just a tiny bit of "reality."  Conversely, however, this is also a great response to someone who claims any truth.  I guess, as cognizant organisms who ponder their own existence, humans can't be sure of anything.     

RSS

Support Atheist Nexus

Donate Today

Donate

 

Help Nexus When You Buy From Amazon

Amazon

AJY

 

Latest Activity

Sentient Biped replied to James M. Martin's discussion It Doesn't Take Long for this Racist Missouri Lawman to Blast Anyone Different from a Middle-Aged White Male
2 minutes ago
matthew greenberg replied to James M. Martin's discussion It Doesn't Take Long for this Racist Missouri Lawman to Blast Anyone Different from a Middle-Aged White Male
3 minutes ago
Sentient Biped replied to James M. Martin's discussion It Doesn't Take Long for this Racist Missouri Lawman to Blast Anyone Different from a Middle-Aged White Male
4 minutes ago
James M. Martin replied to Steph S.'s discussion In what way are you still recovering from being brought up religious? in the group Recovering from Religion
4 minutes ago
Pat replied to James M. Martin's discussion It Doesn't Take Long for this Racist Missouri Lawman to Blast Anyone Different from a Middle-Aged White Male
9 minutes ago
Michael Penn replied to Steph S.'s discussion In what way are you still recovering from being brought up religious? in the group Recovering from Religion
11 minutes ago
Idaho Spud replied to Scot Hinson's discussion Suicide ?!?
20 minutes ago
Dr. Terence Meaden commented on Dr. Terence Meaden's group ORIGINS: UNIVERSE, LIFE, HUMANKIND, AND DARWIN
22 minutes ago
Deidre32 posted a status
"Always raining in flor-ee-dah.............bla"
23 minutes ago
James M. Martin replied to James M. Martin's discussion It Doesn't Take Long for this Racist Missouri Lawman to Blast Anyone Different from a Middle-Aged White Male
23 minutes ago
Idaho Spud replied to Don's discussion Sugar Baby in the group Godless in the garden
24 minutes ago
Nick Bottom replied to Jeffrey's discussion top 10 in the group Nexus Book Club
25 minutes ago

© 2014   Atheist Nexus. All rights reserved. Admin: Richard Haynes.

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service