My sister is an avid X-files fan. Back in the ’90’s she devoured each episode as it came on TV, caught up in the supernatural, paranormal, or extra-terrestrial escapes of Fox Mulder and Agent Scully. The tagline of the show is now iconic: “The truth is out there.” Fox Mulder did whatever he could to find out the truth. It didn’t matter if the truth made others uncomfortable, rocked the foundation of someone’s worldview, or upset government agencies trying to suppress it. The truth, whatever that may be, was worth fighting for.
In today’s moral relativistic society, truth is not something people wish to discover. In fact, the common theme for relativists is a chant: “That’s your truth, not my truth.” Or, “I can’t determine if anything I know is true.” For the moral relativist, those kinds of statements are easily broken when faced with a truth that is true no matter who states it. If a doctor told them, “You have cancer,” there’s not a relativist who would respond, “That’s your truth, not my truth.” Instead, they go for a second opinion, ask for a re-test, or something to ensure that what they were told is true. They understand, point blank, the truth is not located in themselves but is outside of themselves. It’s objective, brilliant, and uncaring of personal feelings or objectives.
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