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Truth and unconditional truth

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Since the beginning of time, there were quarrels caused by the disagreement between two sides just because no one was aware of what the truth in fact was. Public thinks that truth is relative because every one can look at it from a variety of viewpoints; however, there is only one absolute truth no matter what people declare or consider truthful. We all know that there are numerous implications of word truth, however, knowing something to be true doesn't automatically qualifies as being the "truth" until we can validate, have a sufficient amount evidence to support, and believe in it. Truth is found in areas of knowledge such as sciences and mathematics for the reason that in these subjects the answer is either correct or incorrect. It can be solved by using unique techniques but it still gives us the identical outcome regardless of what we perform. Even thought, the word truth in the dictionary has numerous meanings, there are few categories of truth that we can effortlessly identify, such as scientific, historical, moral and spiritual truths.1 First of all, to establish a scientific truth we need to make an observation and use it to construct a theory. The foundations of historical truth are facts, which are applied to form judgements; nevertheless this type of truth is somewhat biased to a definite degree because of the diversity of beliefs, which influence the support. ...read more.

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In contrast, scientists say that the world was created through a 'Big Bang' that created the universe. 10 This is what they consider accurate, but it does not mean that in fact it is. If nothing can be decided upon, and there are contradictory opinions on the same matter, than there is no truth. Then in this situation the statement, that truth is something that everyone agrees with is more valid. Everyone can agree on some things, and would consider them truthful. For example, the statement that the world is round is true. However, because everyone agrees with something, it just means that they don't have enough evidence to contradict it. For instance, for hundreds of years everyone agreed that the world was flat although it never was. 11 Whether a proclamation is considered to be true also depends on what area of knowledge we are looking at. For Areas of Knowledge that are based mostly on Ways of Knowing such as language, perception and emotion, it can be much trickier to come to a reasonable conclusion. But no matter what, we know for sure that truth cannot be modified or altered in any way. When there are two different truths, they both contradict each other. ...read more.

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Everybody has different experiences, so you might even say that each individual has his or hers own truth, so what's true is just a matter of judgment. Each of us has special personal views on what the truth might be, and it is only up to us to make up our mind what we regard as being true or false. If my truth differs from the truth of another individual, that can only be because either one or both of us is unaware of the truth, and has called something true which is not. Facts, ideas, beliefs may be true or false, however truth provides this vital standards by which we judge various unique issues. 1 The Nature of Truth. April 22, 2004. < http://www.google.ca/ search?q=cache:7szK7VEHpfQJ: www.chigwell-school.org/academic/ departments/rs/gcse/ unit4/mod1natureof%2520truth/ 4truthtypes.pdf+scientific, +historical, +moral+and+spiritual+truths.+&hl=fr> 2 Absolute Truth. April 22, 2004. <http://whatis.techtarget.com/definition/0,,sid9_gci861884,00.html> 3 Eternal Truth. April 22, 2004. <http://www.members.optusnet.com.au/~acceptance/UnderstandingSpirituality/Spirituality%20Files/EternalTruth.html> 4 Truth Quotes and proverbs. April 22, 2004. < http://www.heartquotes.net/Truth.html> 5 Islam. April 22, 2004. <http://members.aol.com/_ht_a/adb4jesus/Islam1.htm> 6 God. April 22, 2004. <http://www.geocities.com/afghan_religions/God.html> 7 Why were the Jews called the 'Chosen People'? April 22, 2004. <http://www.renaissance.com.pk/novq82y1.html> 8 Truth definition. April 22, 2004. < http://dictionary.reference.com/search?q=truth> 9 The Seven Days Of Creation April 22, 2004. <http://www.keyway.ca/htm2002/sevncrea.htm> 10 The Big Bang. April 22, 2004. <http://www.umich.edu/~gs265/bigbang.htm> 11 Flat Earth. April 22, 2004. <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flat_earth> 12 Truth Quotes. April 22, 2004. <http://www.fog.com/quo-truth.html> ?? ?? ?? ?? ...read more.

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