What is truth according to 3 different worldviews?
How do we know what is truth, from the perspective of an anti-theist, Christian, and skeptic. And how does each of these views present an issue in philosophy?
- Josh AlfredLv 58 months agoFavorite Answer
1. Anti-theist. God is to be denied. All religion hems on delusional thinking, about things that would never possible.
2. Christian. God is to be accepted. "My religion is the only truth, and everything that is contrary to my dogmatic reasoning is false."3. Skeptic/Agnostic - We do not know enough to accept or deny God outside of speculation. The universe may hint at a creator, but we can not be sure.Source(s): Agnostic.
- Larry K.Lv 78 months ago
Yesmar's answer is worth ten points! Your question is meaningless. It is impossible to define or categorize truth as defined by a Christian, an "anti-theist" (try atheist), or skeptic. One of the most fundamental questions in life is what is truth? It is similar to the Holy Grail, something to be sought and desired your entire life. It is often transitory; especially when the topic is philosophy. Using these three categories is exclusive and myopic.
- LynnmarieLv 78 months ago
Jesus is the way, the truth and the life. Refer to John 14:6Source(s): The New Testament (recommended reading)
- j153eLv 78 months ago
One's "knowing method" to discern "what is truth" if one is a(n):
Anti-theist: inasmuch as such an one is "anti-God," then that one has assumed an illogical position: one cannot prove this kind of "absolute negative" claim, because to know the Abrahamic or Hindu God "is not," one has to be Omnipresent, Omniscient, and Omnipotent (co-measurement). So this position is illogical. Perhaps your instructor is intending to say "materialist"? In the latter case, the materialist has defined "truth" to be what she can measure (bean or atom counting): Kant's method regarding 5-sense phenomena.
Christian (this is also somewhat applicable to Jews, Muslims, Hindus, Taoists, Baha'i, Sikhs, etc.): "Truth" is known by three major modes: Holy Writ (revealed Truth; e.g., in Jewish faith, prophets, working with Light and Spirit, had to be 100% accurate to qualify as a Rabbi Ezekiel, Elijah, et al.); the moral wonder within (the still, small voice; discernment in the Holy Spirit); and the starry evidence of the majesty of Creation (why there is something; First Cause).
Skeptic: this is also a somewhat-problematic term. A better term might be: honest, good-will agnostic ("skeptic" has a slight flavor nowadays of "someone who seeks or prefers to disprove Truth-claims"). The honest, good-will agnostic keeps a slightly more open mind, as to evidence of Truth (as it is not possible for humans to be Omniscient "anti-Theists").
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- yesmarLv 78 months ago
Truth is any fact or information that matches reality. The category of one searching for truth should be irrelevant.Source(s): Jesus follower