Is the truth subjective or objective?

Posted by: PetersSmith

In general, you can take it any way you want. Pictures are somewhat related.

  • The truth is subjective

  • The truth is objective

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  • Truth is a term. A word. By every means and it's own nature this makes it open for interpretation. For the sake of practicality one (or justice) works with both versions; that truth is subjective to every individual but that there is still something that society considers as true that is objectively comparable to the individual truth of a single person. This makes truth subjective, but objectively comparable.

  • Yes, yes it is.

  • Reality could just be an illusion.

  • I think that God and the Bible are truth and therefore it is objective.

  • The only measure we have for genuine truth is Objective, subjective truths are individual ideas of truth, there is no way to confirm them as true. The only truths that can be confirmed as truth are Objective. To another in this column, there is no objective evidence for God, so God is not Truth at all.

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PetersSmith says2014-08-11T23:18:20.1613122-05:00
Is this a paradox?
mishapqueen says2014-08-11T23:21:20.8114636-05:00
I dunno, is it?
PetersSmith says2014-08-11T23:24:57.8679388-05:00
Mishapqueen: Well, let's put it simply. You believe that God exists, which you assume/know is the truth. Atheists will disagree with you saying that God does not exist, which they assume/know is the truth. Thus that makes the truth subjective. However, by definition the truth cannot be subjective, but in many cases it really is. The more I think about it the more my head hurts.
mishapqueen says2014-08-11T23:29:53.6964277-05:00
Your making my head hurt too! The truth is objective, IMHO. I know that's not a popular view anymore, but it's what I believe. Btw, you asked for the headache! :D
PetersSmith says2014-08-11T23:32:08.3027538-05:00
Mishapqueen: Isn't reality also subjective? Technically, by definition, reality is objective, but people perceive reality differently which would make it subjective. What the hell is going on, man?
mishapqueen says2014-08-11T23:34:29.3897383-05:00
This is getting even more confusing...........
PetersSmith says2014-08-11T23:40:14.2625758-05:00
Mishapqueen: Is it? Because by definition you're statement makes it the truth, since if anyone perceives something as confusing than logically it is confusing. HOWEVER, other people may not find it confusing, especially if it is something so simple that it is guaranteed to be the truth, yet someone finds it confusing and thus that makes it subjective. It's like if I say the sky is blue and then you say that it isn't. In my case it is the truth because we perceive the sky as being blue, yet subjectively speaking the sky is not blue and that subjective thought is also in its own variation of the truth. In scientific reality the sky is not blue, but in our reality the sky is blue because we see it that way. Thus, both are objective, which makes it subjective. You know what I'm saying, subjectively?
mishapqueen says2014-08-11T23:44:46.5455088-05:00
Pardon me while my brain explodes...
PetersSmith says2014-08-11T23:47:13.7372281-05:00
Mishapqueen: Is that subjective too?
mishapqueen says2014-08-11T23:49:20.7236701-05:00
I have no idea! I'm going to bed! :D
PetersSmith says2014-08-11T23:51:00.8775961-05:00
Mishapqueen: Sweet dreams, God bless, don't let the demonic entity under your bed crawl onto your body, render you paralyzed, and then whisper everything you don't want to hear into your ear.
mishapqueen says2014-08-12T00:05:05.6541864-05:00
Thanks! One last question before I log off. Have you objectively decided that truth is subjective?
PetersSmith says2014-08-12T00:05:47.1774400-05:00
Mishapqueen: Stop, go to bed.
mishapqueen says2014-08-12T00:06:26.8178023-05:00
Thanks! One last question before I log off. Have you objectively decided that truth is subjective?
mishapqueen says2014-08-12T00:06:56.2087675-05:00
Why did it repeat! Stupid internet. Going to bed....
PetersSmith says2014-08-12T00:07:46.8161407-05:00
Mishapqueen: The internet thought that comment was subjective.
mishapqueen says2014-08-12T00:09:22.3991788-05:00
LOL! Night!
reece says2014-08-12T00:48:49.0114897-05:00
@PetersSmith That's exactly how i view it.
PetersSmith says2014-08-12T10:39:25.5404783-05:00
Reece: Oh yeah? *wink*
debate_power says2014-08-12T15:35:55.3617378-05:00
The true truth is the truth that is true regardless of whether humans believe it is true or not. There is one truth that will never be known.
reece says2017-01-21T23:54:13.6650673Z
Truth is both objective and subjective.

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