How many times have you heard the term: “Truth is relative?” If you’re like me, you’ve heard it many times. I think it’s one of those sayings that people use, but really don’t think about. I mean, really think about. What does it mean?
“Truth is relative.”
Relative to what? Or, more importantly, who? What is relativism? After a quick Internet search, I found this link to Wikipedia: Relativism. I agree with a lot of what is written there. So, I guess I’m a relativist.
For me, I apply this term to religion. For me what is truth may not be truth for you. This is okay. I don’t have a problem with you having your own belief systems or ideas about God or the Afterlife. Honestly, I don’t. I do wonder why so many other people spend so much time worrying about what other people believe though. I’ve never seen such behavior from people.
Could someone please tell me why it hurts us, as a people, to have multiple view points? I’d very much like to know.