So here's a question for you to think about. But, if you think critically, their assertion that absolute truth is indeed exist seems funny to me. Once we just accept without justification the axiom that the past has some bearing on the future, we can place probabilities on all kinds of things. Perhaps Joe could have been clearer, but I'm sure that's what he meant. These are simply nonsensical concepts that we use to create misery for ourselves or others.
I realise this will be seen as hard and unfeeling but I see it as just the way it is. The question bears on the objectivity and independence of anyone making claims about anything. No logical proof for it, but hard to argue against part b. The proposition implies that under specific conditions, a thing may be absolutely true, but given the nature of the universe in which we live, all things change. There is no absolute truth! So, obviously, natural selection helps living beings achieve some important milestones that promote survival. But absolute truth applies to sex. Roger Trigg University of Oxford discusses the complex relationship between religion and science and how they both try to seek truth in different ways.
Who have the greatest interest in denying that things can be objectively true? The other view holds that there are indeed absolute realities and standards that define what is true and what is not. We convicted the Nazi leaders of war crimes, and we executed them for violating the absolute truth, given by God, that murder is an anathema. There are many theories of what may lie beyond but the only honest answer is to say I don't know. I'm well aware that quantum phenomena violates some of our classic logic. Math has and will always be able to process and prove observable phenomena.
I find that absolute is often taken to mean transcendant, esp with regards to things like morality and truth. Rigid thinking is often seen with narcissistic individuals, but we also see rigid thinking in individuals struggling with depression and anxiety. It is not contradictory then to state that absolute truth is relative. So it's far from inconceivable. Truth is truth, and conditions needed to make something true is untruth. What i mean is, that by putting together all the pieces of information that you have together you get closer to the absolute truth, which justifies the concept of unity.
One particularly odd thing I've heard from certain theists is that, because there are absolute truths in the universe, God obviously exists because we couldn't understand these truths without God, or a god-like figure who made these absolute truths. It is actually a form of cowardice and laziness. A contradicting statement does not validate that absolute truth does not exist. So, I don't think that even this is an absolute truth, because it's only true insofar as we understand that this current universe has this particular law. The latter is obviously an absolute statement and therefore contradicts itself , so who says that does believe in absolute truth after all, but does not realize it yet.
Also, on the subject of good belief systems, Jesus states the entire law to be equivalent to 'a love God, b love thy neighbour, enemy, etc, doing unto them as you would have done unto you, etc. This question is certainly ambiguous. There are constants in the Universe we live in. Also, remember that if you double a very small effect, you still have a very small effect, but the misleading claim could be made that a particular treatment was twice as effective! We are collections of genes, thats why we can grow and destroy previous henious behaviours, its more unlikely that a person in a high money place acts with clear intentions to damage others because he understands that doing that would impact his already had freedoms, not because of some stupid love for others bullshit. The question is truly not whether there are any absolutes but rather which claims of truth are absolute. In other words, there are other worlds or levels of consciousness under which truths can be defined differently.
Can we ever know that something is true? Fact In every statement, there is, no matter what certain people might say, an ounce of bias in the particular statement, and bias is opinion, and opinion cannot be taken as fact. Each of us are the truth, have the truth, know the truth. As for relativism preventing me from doing anything about what I see as wrong. The concept of absolute truths — what they are and whether they exist - has been debated among many different groups of people. This debate is written in a language the opponents can understand.
I will admit that this is probably the only type of truth that can be 100% true however it does show that absolute truth can exist. But when detected, whether immediately or later, there will be painful consequences that those involved must face because an absolute law has been violated. And there is something else about this statement having to do with facts about the world, which permit the expression 'can on mat' to make sense. You are only saying what you know! In the end it comes down to the theist being extremely ignorant of logic and reason or an incredible amount of dishonesty. The Ten Commandments The Ten Commandments are an expression of absolute spiritual and moral truths.
That other number systems exist does not make that any less true. I know of many absolute truths, but I'll state just one. We have good reason to believe all men will die or face the judgment of God when Christ returns. But this proof has nothing to do with God or infinity. People would be free to do whatever they want murder, rape, steal, lie etc.
Most people would pretty quickly concede that a person will have to give up some of his arbitrary personal preferences. If you're making claims about reality, concerning whether some entity exists or not, then you end up with something akin to classical logic to model this. If there is no such thing as absolute truth, then there is nothing ultimately right or wrong about anything. This came to me as a kind of tangent on my. It seems to me we need definitions of truth and absolute truth. Absolute Truth, though some might not trust what that is, exists outside of our own understanding, but still remains absolute in that what actually happened did occur in the purest sense of absolutes. They don't think relativism is absolutely true.