“What is truth?” retorted Pilate. (John 18:38)
“What is truth?” retorted Pilate. With this he went out again to the Jews gathered there and said, “I find no basis for a charge against him.”
Not that long ago we heard these words spoken by Pontius Pilate reflecting the trouble he had in finding Jesus guilt y of what was said against Him. Pilate knew that reality was much different than what the people would have him believe. Sadly, he washed his hands of the entire thing, gave in to the people in spite of their lies and allowed Jesus to be crucified even knowing this.
Things are much the same today. In today’ world it seems that “truth” is ever changing to fit the desires of the person speaking. We even have phrases like it’s my “truth”, a subjective view based on personal experience and feelings.
While we must always respect the feelings and experiences of others and address them with compassion and understanding, in reality there is only one “truth.”
From gender identity to other issues we are told that we need to accept everyone’s personal truth as our truth when dealing with them. The muted lies give way to people fearing condemnation for not adhering to the politically correct broadcast of “truth.” No one wants to be labeled bigoted or lacking compassion, and so we tend to bend to the personal truth put forth by the media even when we know this truth is not true.
One example of course would be that a man gave birth to a baby. This “truth” is physically impossible and yet we have magazine headline proclaiming to the world that a man just had a child. We portray this impossibility as truth. You can be say and whatever you chose to be and say and the rest of the world needs to go along with your illusion or else!
Perhaps one of the places this has been festering for the past 40 plus years is in relation to abortion. Blinded by the desire to allow the killing of unborn children we have denied their humanity and chosen to see pregnancy as one person in order to justify what we want. The “truth” we are fed is “my body my choice”, “women’s health” or “reproductive health”, but in reality, the unborn child has its own separate body deserving of its own life.
The refusal to acknowledge this life, or even worse not to care about it in order to reach your own end has brought decades of unrest which seemingly will not end anytime soon in spite of laws passed by either side.
In the end, there is only one TRUTH, objective truth, and no matter how much we all play pretend to accommodate the personal truth of others, the real truth will remain the same. Sadly, until we recognize that and appreciate its value the world will continue to be confused…call lie truth all you want, it is still a lie.