Tom Gilson

The Truth Holds Us (Short Version)

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The Truth Holds Us (Short Version)

Are Christians arrogant when we say we know the truth?

I’ve finally been able to make a good recording of The Truth Holds Us. I enjoyed some great hospitality at Williamsburg Christian Academy this morning, and shared this message with their high-school group.

At 21 minutes and a half minutes, this is about two-thirds to one-half the length of the full version of this talk. I cut it most in the historical/philosophical portion. My apologies for the quick and light treatment I gave it there, but it was necessary—you’ll even hear the class bell ring near the end.

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2 thoughts on “The Truth Holds Us (Short Version)

  1. Tom,

    I enjoyed your talk, however, I am wondering how accurately relativism describes the modern or post modern mindset. Yes for sure there is the appearance of relativism and people who talk a relativist talk, but it seems to me when a relativist demands, for reasons of politeness or any thing else, that I also accept relativism he has assumed a self refuting position. The claim that there is no truth is, after all, itself a truth claim– a kind of “uber truth“. It becomes especially so when you explicitly or implicitly demand that I comply to a certain way of thinking. A “true” relativist, in my opinion, would keep his beliefs to himself

    I think a deeper problem here is what I call arbitrary absolutes that suddenly appear with this kind of mindset. I can guarantee you that the very same people who advocate there is no truth or no absolutes (‘let’s all be tolerant’) also advocate things like abortion rights, gay rights and animal rights. Did you ever notice how uncompromising and absolutistic they are in defending these kind of rights? Did you ever notice how they treat people who disagree with them? Did you ever notice how demagogic their rhetoric becomes?

    Clearly these were not rights 50-60 years ago. What makes them rights now? A fact a certain group of people have arbitrarily decided that they are now rights? In my opinion beyond the façade of “polite” relativism is an intolerant authoritarian mindset that is grounded in a set of “absolutes” that are completely arbitrary.

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