Monday, June 19, 2017
The Truth Joshua Ledford Discussion 2
Throughout my life I have always I have always been a skeptic to what is and is not considered the “Truth”. James states that, “Truth, as any dictionary will tell you, is a property of certain of our ideas. It means their 'agreement,' as falsity means their disagreement, with 'reality’” (James). I don’t believe that just because one person or one religion believes in one idea that that one idea is necessarily the truth for all. Based on Christian beliefs, In the beginning before Jesus Christ and the New Testament, The Old Testament spoke that most sins were unforgiven. For example, eating the flesh of a pig was considered an abomination. Now in the New Testament it states that do not let any man judge you for what you eat. So in that concept, God, which is the truth and the law in that religion does change his mind with time. In the Christian religion, his truth changed.
Another example of the truth is with our American Legal System. Prepares in the 19th and 18th century if you were a horse thief you would most likely be hung. As were today if you are caught stealing a car you most likely will serve time in jail for your offenses but in the 19th and 18th century if you committed an offense against another man or his belongings that you could possibly be facing the death penalty. I believe that’s how the truth evolves through time, experience, education and awareness.