I know this thread is mostly politics but I thought I would post some philosophical questions.
Is truth relative, absolute or non existent?
If things that are true are absolute, would you say lying or speeding are always wrong? I could lie to protect the inocent from murderes or speed to get a pregnant women to the hospital on time. So you could say that there is no absalute because every situation has its exceptions
Is truth relative? I could say that, if all truth was relative, than I might not beileive anything at all. That if i boil everything down to things are only right in certain situations, i could justify everything I feel by saying "in this certain situation I will act how I feel rather than the integrity I was taught by my parents, teacher etc." After all, Hitler truly beileived that the Jews were evil and that he was doing a good thing by comiting genocide.
Or is there no truth at all? Even in that statement there seems to be contradiction, for if there was no truth at all, when we say an absolute statement, like "there is no absolute truth," it seems that we would be proclaiming a absolute truth.
There has already been much debate on this but I thought my few paragraphs might be enough to start us off. I tried to keep my own opinion out but I think this a debate that needs to be discused to figure out what you beileive and who you are. Enjoy!