"Our society finds truth too strong a medicine to digest undiluted. In its purest form, truth is not a polite tap on the shoulder; it is a howling reproach. What Moses brought down from Mount Sinai were not the Ten Suggestions, they are the Ten Commandments."
- Ted Koppel
(From commencement address at Duluth University)
"A mind bent on suppressing or hindering the truth will ultimately find the lie it is chasing."
- Ravi Zacharias
The Real Face Of Atheism
Someone has said that the one common belief which college students glean from their education is that there is no such thing as absolute truth. Relativism has seized the day with its denial of absolutes and resulting historical revisionism. What can we believe in anymore? Into this cultural chaos the words of Jesus still ring with clarity: "I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no-one comes to the Father but by Me." (John 14:6)
The obvious question still remains - is it true? It was Plato who said, "The unexamined life is not worth living." What do you believe, really? Ideas matter. A meaningless life leads to sometimes disastrous decisions, not only for oneself, but for those we may care about.
It's time to re-open intelligent debate. Let's break out our ideas about what we truly believe and hash them out, discerning truth from error. Can what you believe stand up to scrutiny? Can you really live your life in a manner consistent with what you say you believe? Think about it!