>of TRUTH. Spritual truth, the result of one's own internal
>processing and digesting, is real nutrition, and what I see as
>appropriate to the discussions here.
I disagree. What you describe is relativism in its purest form.
Relativism in the form of "We each define our own 'truth.' " Truth,
almost by definition, must independent of the individual. We may
struggle to understand and apply it, but we can never *define* it.
The problem with relativism is that when all "truth" becomes equally
valid, the idea of absolute truth must of necessity vanish.
Unfortunately, when you lose absolute truth, the basis of justice is
largely lost with it. What was formerly in the realm of justice
consequently devolves into a pure and unadulterated power struggle ...
which is what we have these days in America.
"We define our own truth" was the essence of rebellion in the Garden of
Eden story, so none of us should be surprised that it repeatedly
slithers into human arrogance.
Sadly, that attitude carries its own consequences, as the sorry state
of both the American land and American culture indicate so very
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