Friday, April 25, 2014 4:09 AM

Truth is Exclusive

Friday, April 25, 2014 4:09 AM
Friday, April 25, 2014 4:09 AM

In a world of politically correct speech and tolerance, the truth is the first casualty. This displays a misunderstanding of what the truth is. Truth is always exclusive and there is no tolerance of understanding for what is false. A tolerance for false does not diminish truth. Or make the false true; it only diminishes critical thinking skills and creates hypocrisy.

Today the world mocks Christianity that reveres women and praises Islam that degrades women. Yet this same politically correct group that praises Islam claims in this country to be the leading light for women’s rights…the hypocrisy of a tolerance without morals and a truth without exclusivity.

Here is a wonderful quote by Dr. Geisler.

Non-Christians often claim that Christians are narrow-minded, because they claim that Christianity is true and all non-Christian systems are false. However, the same is true of non-Christians who claim that what they view as truth is true, and all opposing beliefs are false. That is equally narrow. The fact of the matter is that if C (Christianity) is true, then it follows that all non-C is false. Likewise, if H (say, Humanism) is true, then all non-H is false. Both views are equally narrow. That’s the way truth is. Each truth claim excludes contradictory truth claims. Christianity is no more narrow than is any other set of beliefs, whether atheism, agnosticism, skepticism, or pantheism.[1]

[1] Geisler, N. L. (1999). Baker encyclopedia of Christian apologetics. Baker Reference Library (745). Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Books.

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