When did truth die?

February 16, 2021 0 By Mirm

It switched from absolute to relative to personal before it disappeared all together. It feels to me like lying has become truth and murder respectable. I am not talking about the spin culture has put on lying to make it acceptable as in marketing, propaganda and advertising, but I could because people have learned to make a living by lying. I remember learning about the liar’s paradox in a college philosophy class. If a liar declares, “I am lying”, is the liar telling the truth? The liar is a liar, and if the liar is indeed lying, then the liar is telling the truth, which means the liar just lied. This circular thinking is now truth?! How did all the little deceptions change our reality and not just our perspective?

It would seem that in the current world of post-truth, all that is needed is to hate and delegitimize actual truth to create one’s own (fake)truth and opinion becomes reality. We now live in a time when objective facts and visible realities are discounted, denied and don’t have any influence at all in shaping what people believe. While a lie subverts a specific truth, post-truth undermines truth itself. This is really frightening as it destroys all of reality. Satan is at work, isn’t he? Jesus said He is the truth – may I cling to this one sure reality and never let go.