- Everything is an interpretation, including the view that “it’s just your interpretation.”
- No one as absolute proof about anything. We do the best we can. That’s life.
- Christians don’t claim absolute proof. We claim trust rooted in evidence.
- It’s not just one persons interpretation but over one billion. A billion people can be wrong but a careful thinker should examine the claims before dismissing them.
- ‘Truth’ does not require ‘proof.’ For example, “I have a winning lottery ticket.” Just because the person has no proof does not mean they do not have a winning ticket.
- Is all truth realative? Are you absolutely sure? If so, this would be an absolute truth and the statement is therefore false.
- People who say, “That’s just your opinion/interpretation” mean that their statement is true for everyone. But if they were consistant they’d just have to say that it’s their opinion/interpretation and they could be wrong.
- If all claims are just an interpretation, there is no truth to search for, just opinions.
- Some consider absolute truth claims to be close-minded. Therefore, these people are close-minded to the idea of finding truth: it’s contradictory.
- The claim that all truth is just opinion/interpretation is a truth claim and therefore contradictory and hypocritical.
If a bias is a point of view, then everyone with a point of view on something is biased. The question is contradictory.
In a court of law, eyewitnesses offer stronger testimony than non-eyewitnesses. Therefore, the biblical writers offer the best evidence for Jesus. “But they were very biased; they can’t be trusted!” The amount of bias is a consideration but not solely. Should the eyewitness testimony of Jewish holocaust survivors be rejected because they were very biased? Some Nazi’s and Muslim would say yes, but is that not due to their even greater bias? If one is going to reject all bias, if held consistently, they’d have to reject everyone’s testimony, their own testimony, and their own position.
See the full story from CNN here.
- More teenagers embracing watered-down Christianity, author argues in new book.
- American teenagers are embracing “moralistic therapeutic deism.” Translation: It’s a watered-down faith that portrays God as a “divine therapist” whose chief goal is to boost people’s self-esteem.
- Most American teens who called themselves Christian were indifferent and inarticulate about their faith.
- “If teenagers lack an articulate faith, it may be because the faith we show them is too spineless to merit much in the way of conversation,” wrote Dean, a professor of youth and church culture at Princeton Theological Seminary.
- Who’s responsible for inspiring teens? Parents and pastors are, author says.
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