“True Truth”: Whatever Happened To Thinking It Out & Thinking It Through?
In his much acclaimed 1987 book The Closing Of The American Mind, which was an insider’s criticism of the failures of higher education, the late Allan Bloom (Sept. 14, 1930—Oct. 7, 1992), an American philosopher, classicist, and academician, wrote, “There is one thing a professor can be absolutely certain of: almost every student entering the university believes, or says he believes, that truth is relative.”
A Deadly Worldview
And why not? By the time the average American student reaches the college level, he has been thoroughly indoctrinated with the presuppositions (“preunderstandings” in current lingo) and tenets of Evolutionism/Naturalism/Materialism. Thus, when he believes truth is relative, he is simply following the logical conclusions of his intellectually flawed and religiously fatal worldview.
Is It True That We Can All Have Our Own Truth, Even When Such “Truths” Are Diametrically Opposed?
In fact, it is not all that unusual today to hear someone expressing the idea that a thing is true for them if they think it’s true, or is in any way meaningful to them. In other words, they can have their truth, you can have your truth, and I can have my truth, and all these truths can be true, even though they are completely contradictory to each other. An example of this can be seen in the results of a math aptitude test given to various students from around the world, including Americans. Even though the Americans came in dead last in the competition, when they were asked how they “felt” about their math ability, they came in first.