What is truth? Truth is reality. It is not what we think is real or what we want to be real but what is really real. We need truth, because without it we are lost, stuck in the jungle of our collective thoughts without a machete to cut through the undergrowth.

The first thing we need to understand about truth is that it is objective but knowing it is subjective. This nuance seems to be obscured in the dense underbrush of our current western culture. Our actions and beliefs are inextricably intertwined in a bi-directional relationship. What we believe guides our actions, but how we act guides our beliefs. The best way to get someone to change their beliefs is to get them to act in contradiction to it, because most people would rather change their beliefs then be hypocritical. However, truth is not a branch of belief, but belief is a branch connected to the trunk of truth. There is either a God or not a God but it can't be both ways. It does not matter what any individual believes it only matters if what they believe is actually true.

Most people, for whatever reason, like to think their opinions affect reality. This does not only apply to individuals but it applies to society as well. The issue lies in our inability to see that we are actually standing on a branch that has fallen from the tree. Nobody really understands how to find out what is actually true. We doubt everything except for ourselves. I think, therefore I am right. There is no moral truth without God, there is only survival of the fittest.  There is no need to take care of people who no longer contribute to society or cannot reproduce. Although some people may need to hold on to beliefs such as love to continue living, it does not make it true. However, if God exists there is moral truth and He is the one who determines truth. It does not have to make sense to us for it to be true. We may not like it and decide that God is not good, but that does not affect reality. Nobody, whether they believe in God or not, can determine what is actually true since we are all created beings.

The last thing we need to understand about truth is that one day we will know but by then it may be too late.


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