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- One ancient Buddhist parable discusses how blind men, touching different parts of an elephant, all argue that the elephant is one way rather than another. This parable has different meanings in different cultures, but in the West, it is often used to illustrate the postmodern idea that no religion has a monopoly on the whole truth.
- Objective truth has been challenged in our culture. One way is through epistemology (what we can know and how we know things). Many will argue that we can’t even trust our senses to show us truth. How do you really know you’re not living in a computer program like in the Matrix films?
- The problem is that when you draw a line by saying we can’t know anything, you’re saying we know that we can’t know anything. This is self-contradictory.
- Religious pluralism is likewise self-defeating. By saying that all religions are sort of right and sort of wrong, religious pluralism is claiming to have the lynchpin perspective: that religious pluralism is the ultimate truth.
John 8:32 (NIV) Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.