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True for You but Not for Me


Is there such a thing as truth? Or is everything, including truth, a statement
of personal opinion or preference? In other words, is truth relative? For our purposes here, let’s put aside the
science angle. Yes, you can sit on a couch and not appear
to be moving, but since the earth, at the equator, is rotating at 1100 miles per hour,
you are, from that perspective, moving —and very fast. I’m not talking about that kind of relative. Let’s confine ourselves to the more everyday
questions of truth. Like, does it exist? Once, the answer to this question was obvious—usually
confined to late-night discussions in college dorm rooms. But no longer. Truth is going through a tough time. A white woman feels black and represents herself
to be so. She rises in the leadership ranks of the NAACP
until her fiction is exposed. She refuses to go quietly, however. She feels black, and so she is black. A 69 year-old man in the Netherlands petitions
the court to legally change his age to 49 because that’s how he feels. And, of course, seemingly on a daily basis,
men (and more and more boys), with all the chromosomes and body parts that make them
distinctly male, declare themselves to be female; and women (and more and more girls)
likewise declare themselves to be male. They feel they are one sex or the other; therefore,
they are that sex. And we must accept that, regardless of what
the truth is. In a viral video, a 5-foot, 9-inch American
Caucasian male asks students at the University of Washington to acknowledge that he’s Chinese,
or six-foot-five, or a woman. Some hesitate, but no one will tell him what
he’s saying is not true – that he’s not what he says he is. That would be “mean”—and “intolerant.” This “true for you, but not for me” relativism
is disconcerting because it requires the acceptance of obvious contradictions, denial of reality,
and common sense. Rather than adjusting our lives to the truth,
the truth has to adjust itself to us. But it’s very difficult to live this way,
not to mention it being highly impractical. We rely on mind-independent universal truths
in order to think clearly, to navigate life. Otherwise, we quickly get lost. There must be some things that just are—things
that are true. This way points North for everybody, no matter
what anyone happens to prefer or sincerely believe. So, what is truth? At its root, truth is a match-up with reality. A story, a statement, or belief is only true
if it lines up with what’s real. It’s like a socket wrench fitting perfectly
onto a bolt. Reality is the truth-maker; reality makes
something true. To say “the earth is flat” or “the moon
is made of green cheese” is false. Why? Because it doesn’t match up with reality. Until quite recently, the purpose of all education
in large part was the pursuit of truth. The motto of Harvard University, for example,
is “veritas,” Latin for “truth.” No more. Anyone who says education should be about
the pursuit of truth is immediately shot down with the comeback: “Whose truth?” Increasingly, people speak of “my truth,”
or say “it’s true for me,” or “your reality”—as though truth is merely a matter
of opinion or perspective. At the 2018 Golden Globe awards, Oprah Winfrey
famously said that “speaking your truth is the most powerful tool we all have.” Now, you can have your experience or your
perspective. But there is no such thing as “your truth”
or “my truth.” There is only the truth—that which is true
for everyone. As Wall Street Journal writer Byron Tau noted,
“Oprah employed a phrase that I’ve noticed a lot of other celebrities using these days:
‘your truth’ instead of ‘the truth.’” But, he added, “’your truth’ undermines
the idea of shared common facts.” And here’s another problem with “your
truth”: If “your truth” is truth, anyone who doesn’t hold that truth must be wrong. This sounds a lot like narcissism. And it’s intellectual bullying. “Believe ‘my truth’—or else.” Not exactly a positive, pro-truth message. Yeah, truth is going through a tough time. So let’s review: Truth can’t be relative. If it is relative, it’s not truth. To say “there is no truth for all people”
is to declare a truth for all people. In effect, you’re saying, “It’s true
that there is no truth!” And to declare that both your and my opinions
are true even if they contradict one another is to speak nonsense. Truth isn’t opinion or preference. It’s not subjective or relative. It is inescapable because reality is inescapable. No amount of double-talk will change that. And that’s the truth. I’m Paul Copan, author of True for You,
But Not for Me, for Prager University.

Otis Rodgers

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99 COMMENTS

  1. James Drury Posted on August 13, 2019 at 8:22 pm

    the measure of a man's character is how much truth he can withstand to hear.

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  2. Mor Rari Posted on August 13, 2019 at 8:30 pm

    he said truth not facts, but we must take facts not truths.. and dont delete my comments you give me a good response

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  3. Jonathan L Posted on August 13, 2019 at 8:34 pm

    Here's the video he's referring to of a white man being a chinese woman: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xfO1veFs6Ho

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  4. J/R RANCH Posted on August 13, 2019 at 8:36 pm

    Jesus said " I am the Way, the Truth and the Life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.

    John 14:6

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  5. Will Kelly Posted on August 13, 2019 at 8:55 pm

    Conservatives arguing in favor of objective truth is the most laughably retarded idea ive ever heard

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  6. Muzik Trabolee Posted on August 13, 2019 at 9:08 pm

    The video of the "Chinese whiteman" he points out here as an example is actually a comedic video and not true in the context in which he put it.

    White male Christian man talking about what's truth. Lmao😭

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  7. Chihuahua Crew Posted on August 13, 2019 at 9:19 pm

    Reality isn't real so your argument fails

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  8. Mike Magnus Posted on August 13, 2019 at 9:28 pm

    This whole thing sounds like Doublespeak:
    "Blue is yellow!"
    "Straight is crooked!"
    "[Insert country here] has always been, and will always be our doubleplusgood ENEMIES!! SINCE TIME IMMEMORIAL, THEY HAVE ALWAYS have had our good thoughts in their actions."

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  9. ResortDog Posted on August 13, 2019 at 9:49 pm

    Physics cares nothing about your opinion since ancient times.

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  10. Iron Man Posted on August 13, 2019 at 9:55 pm

    This, like most prager U videos is evil at its core.

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  11. O K Posted on August 13, 2019 at 10:04 pm

    Only a Republican whiny bitch would claim their opinion is truth

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  12. O K Posted on August 13, 2019 at 10:06 pm

    This video is specifically for Trump supporters, delusional whiny little bitches

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  13. Jamie Schlageter Posted on August 13, 2019 at 10:09 pm

    Well said my friend.

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  14. Shain Smith Posted on August 13, 2019 at 10:22 pm

    Brilliant!!!!!!

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  15. Tien Doan Posted on August 13, 2019 at 10:23 pm

    This is why I love philosophy. It forces you to listen to unique perspectives from all kinds of angles.

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  16. David Webster Posted on August 13, 2019 at 10:26 pm

    All people drink water (truth) All people that drink water die (truth) Stop drinking water (dumb)

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  17. pyro fire Posted on August 13, 2019 at 10:32 pm

    Well you see truth is subjective and need context like north and south you can go south and then be going north and well relativity its a pos how ever with the ci text of transgender its the ecosystem making people do that do to population

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  18. Leonora Dompor Posted on August 13, 2019 at 10:36 pm

    I am the female God !

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  19. Leonora Dompor Posted on August 13, 2019 at 10:38 pm

    I am the reincarnation of the Virgin Mary in this new generation !

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  20. Leonora Dompor Posted on August 13, 2019 at 10:39 pm

    The Spirit and the Bride Revelation 22:17 of the bible !

    Reply
  21. Leonora Dompor Posted on August 13, 2019 at 10:41 pm

    I am not fake ! gather all my data please for verification ! I am infinitely very simple,natural,free and spontaneous !

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  22. Giuseppe Pollicino Posted on August 13, 2019 at 10:43 pm

    The truth may seem synonymous to opinion for some since some folks have inherited ethics that doesn't prioritize existing inherently making reality meaningless as well as making arbitrary feelings and social interactions (community) that all manifests from reality the only thing that can be interesting.

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  23. Patrick3183 Posted on August 13, 2019 at 10:53 pm

    If men and women aren’t different, how can someone know that they’re the opposite sex?

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  24. Giuseppe Pollicino Posted on August 13, 2019 at 10:54 pm

    Truth becomes subjective when one isn't grounded by reality, it isn't a surprise for Oprah to treat the material world as a mear tempory construct and to value the interactions with people as a true reality considering that she has a gnostic standard of ethics.

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  25. Coach John Posted on August 13, 2019 at 10:54 pm

    I feel like I'm retirement age

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  26. Skyler Thompson Posted on August 13, 2019 at 11:26 pm

    There are facts, things that are absolutely true. Then there are opinions, perspectives we derive from how we percieve fact. Those are relative. An opinion isn't necessarily false or true but it is something someone holds to be true based of of belief. So to answer the question of whether or not truth is relative. The answer is also relative based of of context.

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  27. Fred Posted on August 13, 2019 at 11:31 pm

    You're entitled to your opinions, but you can't have your own facts.

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  28. James Stanard Posted on August 13, 2019 at 11:32 pm

    You can believe whatever you want so long as you conform to their ideology. It's a cult of insanity.

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  29. Myles Spear Posted on August 13, 2019 at 11:38 pm

    There’s no such thing as “your truth”, But there is such thing as “your opinion”.

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  30. Dennis Chavez Posted on August 14, 2019 at 12:12 am

    I agree with this 100%. Ironically prager u is all about god and religion. Yet they post this video… 🤣🤣🤣

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  31. lee macdonald Posted on August 14, 2019 at 12:14 am

    Making the mentally ill feel normal

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  32. Jennifer Sinclair Posted on August 14, 2019 at 12:25 am

    I always wondered who coined that completely stupid phrase. Thank you! I've never liked it bc it makes 'truth' subjective. Without truth our society is lost.

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  33. David Trindle Posted on August 14, 2019 at 12:31 am

    I don’t have any problem with each person’s unique truth or reality. It rings true. Of course we will always be trying to understand others deeply.

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  34. Charles124 Posted on August 14, 2019 at 12:36 am

    well, I don't disagree with what you said but well let me explain. now let's get this out of the way no I am not siding with them but I don't agree with you all the way I think that there is a middle ground for example instead of saying he is a girl and you say he is a man let's say he was born a man and changed into a girl or he is a man but he feels like a girl. I hate the left just as much as you guys do but there are somethings that we need to think more about what we say so that we don't do unnecessary harm keyword unnecessary I don't care if it causes harm as long as it is justified even if I have to disagree with a Republican or conservative. we all don't think about whether or not what we are thinking is true we just do it I know that I have I thought the past like 7 years that I was a bad person and that I do nothing but harm but then I realized after listening to someone at spectrum health that I was not who I thought I was I figured out that all on my own that I was wrong and began questioning what I was thinking and was better than before. now think of what may be a course of action without hollowing the herd look at both sides and do research and a lot of it and try to look for inconsistencies that may arise if you want to see what you should be looking for just look a few shifts down

    1 can it be repeated 2 see if their cud be an outside force at play like the placebo effect or nocebo effect 3 make sure that the study is not being held back by much if it is ethics then just ignore it because we need things like ethics to make sure that we aren't making unnecessary harm that's why we have these things after all and that is it

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  35. Teresa Darnielle Morse Posted on August 14, 2019 at 12:45 am

    Very good video

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  36. corbett coburn Posted on August 14, 2019 at 12:48 am

    Lincoln once asked, "If we say a dog's tail is a leg, how many legs does a dog have?" Some answered that in that case, a dog has five legs. "No," said Lincoln, "A dog still has four legs. Saying a tail is a leg doesn't make it a leg." A whole generation is being raised to reject just that kind of common sense.

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  37. kami 037 Posted on August 14, 2019 at 1:05 am

    Leftist here: trannies are weird yes, but it is a psychological condition and the treatment for it is for their peers to accept them as who they want to be. You don’t have to believe they are a woman, just say they are (it doesn’t hurt that much i promise). Most helicopters happen to be trolls and I love a good troll but I will call them a helicopter (even though inside i don’t believe it). Why? Because it seems unnecessary to make someone feel sad just to assert my externally subjective opinions.

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  38. Elizabeth Walter Posted on August 14, 2019 at 1:08 am

    The left says "your truth is not my truth". Why then do they insist I believe their "truth" and not my own? They want their truth to be "THE truth".

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  39. Gas Cap Posted on August 14, 2019 at 1:33 am

    saying something is different than believing it.

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  40. Aaron Sirb Posted on August 14, 2019 at 2:13 am

    What idiots dislike a video like this?

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  41. Horatio Trismegistus Posted on August 14, 2019 at 2:14 am

    I have a serious and sincere question for anyone who identifies as "trans." This has nothing to do with hate, so if you want to take offense, you'll need to take it from someone else. I have no time for misplaced outrage. The statistics for depression and suicide among those who choose to identify as trans do not seem to show a therapeutic or healing effect deriving from this "identifier" choice. So what is the main purpose behind this practice? How is it serving anything other than a sort of…indulgence?

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  42. TheKnellBelle Posted on August 14, 2019 at 2:16 am

    I have a family member who is a therapist and unfortunately this kind of talk seems to be all the rage in psychology and counselling. When we were having a discussion about something hurtful they had said to my husband, they denied it but thanked me for "sharing my truth." Ridiculous! This phraseology is just an escape route for people who don't want to have to think about unpleasant topics or provide evidence for their point.

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  43. Ladco77 Posted on August 14, 2019 at 2:26 am

    In this video's usage, "truth" means the same thing as "fact." That is actually the definition of truth: conformity with fact or reality.

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  44. Hanna Jun Posted on August 14, 2019 at 2:27 am

    Pager U speaks the truth

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  45. rbmaserang Posted on August 14, 2019 at 2:46 am

    to tell some belligerent on a rant, that they spoke their truth is a good way to socket to them, in a retarded narcissistic way that will actually ping their little brain

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  46. richard moore Posted on August 14, 2019 at 3:08 am

    TRUTH IS REALITY ….EVERYTHING ELSE IS JUST AN FALSE OPINION

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  47. Charles Hlavac Posted on August 14, 2019 at 3:14 am

    How about un-truths. Hmmmmm

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  48. Alexander Brown Posted on August 14, 2019 at 3:14 am

    This video is purgatory for liars.

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  49. Jaxvidstar Posted on August 14, 2019 at 3:31 am

    This feels familiar with the gay argument in the 80s and 90s…

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  50. Zedetnik Posted on August 14, 2019 at 3:48 am

    Why are you attacking the president???

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  51. bamischijfje123 Posted on August 14, 2019 at 4:00 am

    Smoking is good for me. That's a fact, because I feel that way. Argh, are you not accepting we have a different truth? You are so intolorant

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  52. Jesus Is Lord Posted on August 14, 2019 at 4:04 am

    If someone says "There's no such thing as Truth." You ask them…

    IS THAT TRUE?

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  53. Josh Widger Posted on August 14, 2019 at 4:26 am

    Why can't we all just get along?

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  54. jitombe Posted on August 14, 2019 at 4:47 am

    Truth is perception and perception is reality. At least that's how I see it and I know everything!

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  55. MoeZeppelin Posted on August 14, 2019 at 5:22 am

    truth is truth, denial is denial, lol 🙂

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  56. Jorge Marcos Posted on August 14, 2019 at 5:25 am

    Jesus Christ is the "Truth", Change my mind.

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  57. LittleNemo Posted on August 14, 2019 at 5:54 am

    The moment you start speaking about neuroscience, that even neurosurgeons / psychologists / psychiatrists don't even understand, you've lost the argument.
    This video guy won't answer my question but: Do you deny gay people exist? That is: Are you saying that there aren't some (4% aka 1/25) people aren't born with mating instincts to be attracted to people of the same sex/gender, who still/also love being the gender they biologically are? If not, why can't some (a fraction of 1%) of people have the brain instincts or whatever of the opposite gender that they are? They're obviously physically & biologically one gender, but to say they aren't "born the wrong gender" for their brain state would be to assume you know everything about neuroscience and saying that everyone is born in a perfect identical way.

    As for Dozel… I believe in evolution so we're all "of African decent". trollface I honestly don't know what to say about that case.

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  58. Gamingdragon Posted on August 14, 2019 at 6:39 am

    PragerU talking about truth is an oxymoron .

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  59. CONCERTMANchicago Posted on August 14, 2019 at 7:32 am

    Bullying and narcissism. Is that what the Presidents truth is called when he retweets someone else's fake truth. I know we're taught that each person's vote counts, but only now discovering how my vote can turn out to be a dangerous one too…

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  60. Heisenberg Posted on August 14, 2019 at 7:37 am

    I'm afraid it's more than narcissism, it hovers psychosis where delusions are carved deep in the patient's belief system. Doctors refer to them as "False Fixed Beliefs".

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  61. Blakes Liberator Posted on August 14, 2019 at 8:32 am

    I would call fact-intolerant lefty's like that 'Four-Finger Fascists'.

    https://i.ytimg.com/vi/rR0PERysHGc/hqdefault.jpg

    "Every record has been destroyed or falsified."

    "Every book re-written."

    "Every picture has been re-painted."

    "Every statue and street building has been renamed."

    "Every date has been altered."

    "And the process is continuing day by day, minute by minute."

    "History has stopped. Nothing exists except an endless present in which the party is always right."

    George Orwell, out of '1984'.

    Is this out of a novel, or is it a news report?

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  62. jedimasterham2 Posted on August 14, 2019 at 8:33 am

    People are being taught to view issues, morality, and reality through the subjective/relative lens, and to ignore conventional and objective reality.

    It does seem to reinforce narcissistic tendencies in people. How many people simply cannot admit they are or might be wrong about an issue, or deviate to another topic to avoid answering. Narcissism at work.

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  63. Lbolting005 Posted on August 14, 2019 at 9:16 am

    My fart 💨 doesn’t stink, it’s not the truth!!! I’m gonna fart in someone’s face 😷 and if they gag, I’m suing them for a hate crime! It’s how I feel, and I feel my butthole, AKA dookie 💩 hole, smells good!!!

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  64. Danielle Swanson Posted on August 14, 2019 at 9:56 am

    “Therefore say to them, ‘This is the nation that has not obeyed the Lord its God or responded to correction. Truth has perished; it has vanished from their lips.”
    ‭‭Jeremiah‬ ‭7:28‬ ‭NIV‬‬

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  65. Michał Mazgaj Posted on August 14, 2019 at 10:06 am

    You're doing great job… but every time I'm watching Your videos, I'm getting so depressed, that I want to commit suicide, because people are more stupid and insane than I thought. The world turns upside-down and I see no hope for better future. If there is a Satan, then he's already conquered Earth. But he is NOT Evil. He is Stupidity.

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  66. Charles Reed Posted on August 14, 2019 at 10:14 am

    I agree. How does Fox News fit into this 'real truth' thing you are talking about?

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  67. Vladymyr Tymoshenko Posted on August 14, 2019 at 10:24 am

    "Obvious contradictions, denial of reality and common sense…" Well, why don't you use such level of scepticism and scrutiny when you talk about your religious beliefs rather than about some tolerance nonsense? Everyone thinks his beliefs represent some universal truth while others are considered wrong. And when an apologist, who thinks the book he cherishes (The Old Testament, of course) represents universal command of morality while disregarding other sources of knowledge about the nature of morality, says "The truth is what matches with reality", one should understand that the truth is in deep deep trouble.

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  68. Oded Sayar Posted on August 14, 2019 at 10:58 am

    Gender is a social construct… It doesn't mean that it doesn't exist, just that its meaning shifts relative to culture and context. It's more like money than age in that sense. Say you run some errand for someone and they gave you 50$. It's a symbolic value you agreed on as it's worth it for them and you need the money. You can go buy a nice pair of shoes with this money.
    But if you were to travel to India and spend it there you could buy a whole lot more with those same 50$. You might even get to a place where people don't want your American dollars, and they'll suddenly worth nothing (more likely to happen if you were, say an Israeli like me and earned NIS). Like the value of money, the meaning of gender is agreed upon through language and social structures, hence it is socially constructed

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  69. Oded Sayar Posted on August 14, 2019 at 11:40 am

    Your truth = your perspective of the truth. Other people observe different aspects of the truth. Using these terms comes to emphasize that we humans are limited in our perception of reality, and that more often than not the things that are considered to be objective facts are merely shared perspective, that much like scientific claims may be proved wrong. Another important observation is that historically much of the collected "shared perspective" was contributed by the more hegemonic/privileged parts of society, and thus diversity is important in order to adjust our currently very skewed understanding of reality.
    A lot of conservative thought is dedicated to discussing humility, I think that the concept of truth and our ability to observe it objectively is a crucial topic to apply it to

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  70. River Kelty Posted on August 14, 2019 at 12:44 pm

    Over 300 crybabies were triggered by this video.

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  71. Numa P Posted on August 14, 2019 at 12:56 pm

    Yes their is such A thing as truth! This program is about Nothing

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  72. Bob Lamb Posted on August 14, 2019 at 1:36 pm

    I have to apologize to the world for introducing the phrase "my reality" into our lexicon about 25 or 30 years ago but at the time I was just having a jolly good laugh at people who held bizarre or ludicrous opinions.

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  73. Chris Zablocki Posted on August 14, 2019 at 2:35 pm

    Get off my lawn.

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  74. Durty Dan Posted on August 14, 2019 at 2:42 pm

    Wonder how a certain skull-faced man is going to argue this one if he feels the need to.

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  75. darth_Dan Posted on August 14, 2019 at 2:48 pm

    By "someone's truth" people usually mean something that is true from someone's perspective. Like a person's intentions. I may not have gotten to the same conclusion as someone else, given same facts. But that person did, and it's their truth.
    And this has nothing to do with Absolute Truth. One that cannot by any means be subjective. One that is pursued by science or education.
    Some words just have two meanings. In other languages (take Russian for example) there are in fact two words for truth.
    There is also a saying, truth (subjective) is one of the faces of the absolute truth (veritas). And you can know many faces. But until you know them all, you cannot know the absolute truth.

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  76. Sir Francis Posted on August 14, 2019 at 2:54 pm

    thats why i say that facts are the enemy of the truth. facts are oblivious to opinions and feelings… the truth is going through some tough times…but the facts remain…well…the facts.

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  77. Eve Markley Posted on August 14, 2019 at 3:01 pm

    Thank you!!!

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  78. Gonçalo Sousa Posted on August 14, 2019 at 3:02 pm

    I wonder about other pragerU videos, particularly the ones about religion, or the Bible being the best book to read to kids before bed and so on.. what about truth there? Where is truth on the existence of god? Where are the facts checking with reality there? For some reason the scientific view is left aside in the beginning of the video, which is just nonsense. Science is a method that relies on that description of truth. So, want objective truth? Go scientific! Good video, agree with everything, just wonder why is that difficult to accept the truth about the truth.. makes me think that PragerU has its own truth! Thanks for the video and the educational work, even if it’s doubtful for skeptics reasons.

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  79. JeepCherokeeful Posted on August 14, 2019 at 3:20 pm

    Common sense? That’s not a feeling!

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  80. Francisco d'Anconia Posted on August 14, 2019 at 3:21 pm

    My favorite way of dealing with the "My Truth" idiots is to cut a power cord in half. Take the end that has the plug that goes into the wall and strip a couple of inches of insulation off the cut end of it. Tell the "My Truther" to grasp one stripped end in each half. Plug it in…

    Looks like truth – 110 volts will hurt or kill you – is, indeed universal!

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  81. critical thinking Posted on August 14, 2019 at 3:24 pm

    This vedio is a lie, if a universal truth existed than why are there so many religions ,the fact is thier are 2 truths ,there is objective truth and there is accepted truth ,male female is objective, we went to the moon, the earth is a globe is accepted,, oblective truth doesn't have belief connected to it, no one I know went to the moon ,I never went to the moon, they say we did, I say maybe, they say the earth is flat, I say maybe!

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  82. James Skene Posted on August 14, 2019 at 3:43 pm

    https://www.xlibris.com/Bookstore/BookDetail.aspx?BookId=SKU-000979920

    My book, which contains the following poem “Truth”:

    Truth

    I truly believed what I thought was True,/
    Which means that I thought what I thought./
    Then a thinker informed me that Truth isn't True,/
    truth is merely a viewpoint you've got./

    If its True that my truth isn't tied to the Truth,/
    then all thought is a waste of my time,/
    but I think as we think we are more like a sleuth,/
    finding out if our truth and Truth rhyme./

    Now, that thinker who said that my truth wasn't True,/
    was speaking as if he spoke Truth,/
    which means that he didn't quite think these things through:/
    There's no Truth to his truth there's no Truth./

    For the statement that nothing is True can't be True;/
    if it was True, it wouldn't be so./
    When a Thinker like this shares their wisdom with you,/
    say, "How True!" then just smile and go./

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  83. jamesjob123 Posted on August 14, 2019 at 3:49 pm

    A confused, distracted and dependent population is far easier to control than a firmly rooted, independent population. If you're continually focused on your own little quirks and problems, you won't have time to recognize or address those in power (and what they do).

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  84. Christopher Hancock Posted on August 14, 2019 at 4:10 pm

    I think the whole idea of "your truth and my truth" is primarily used by people who are intellectually lazy and use it to deflect any criticism.

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  85. Gavin Minion Posted on August 14, 2019 at 4:38 pm

    I know, it is really impractical when you know that climate change is a real thing, but other folks deny it. When you know that immigrants contribute more to your economy, but others want to close the borders. When you know that nobody needs an assault weapon, but others think they have a right to own one, then occasionally one of them uses theirs to kill people. It is really tough when you know the truth, but there are others who seek to deny it…

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  86. leo seeks Posted on August 14, 2019 at 5:45 pm

    I knew there were many morons on youtube, but thanks to prageru all of them are in one place.

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  87. nathan oher Posted on August 14, 2019 at 6:10 pm

    I don't care what you people think
    I identify as a fash. It's my truth
    If your truth disagrees you're fashist.

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  88. Kaname Locon Posted on August 14, 2019 at 6:17 pm

    That's gold coming from the side of "alternative facts".

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  89. Thomas Fooij Posted on August 14, 2019 at 6:24 pm

    The Emile Ratelband example was sarcastic to show exactly this retarded behavior.

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  90. freethinker4liberty Posted on August 14, 2019 at 6:28 pm

    The future of space travel: "I don't need a space suit, I identify as a vacuum breather"!

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  91. Ragnvald Posted on August 14, 2019 at 6:35 pm

    Truth….liberals can't handle the truth!

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  92. Simon Boulanger Posted on August 14, 2019 at 6:42 pm

    There ARE universal truths, and the left accepts them. For example, it is true that transphobes are trash.

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  93. Gregg L. Van DeVeer Posted on August 14, 2019 at 6:47 pm

    I am a Martian. Therefore, I do not have to pay any taxes here on earth. AND, since no one else is here from Mars, I am the Martian ambassador and don't have to follow any laws.

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  94. Hyron Valkinson Posted on August 14, 2019 at 6:56 pm

    Leftist here, while I feel he is misinterpreting some things here, the overall message is 100% solid.

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  95. Jonathan Tyree Posted on August 14, 2019 at 7:02 pm

    Boy…this just made about 40 million brains explode….

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  96. Codex Politic Posted on August 14, 2019 at 7:07 pm

    “As a political candidate, I’ll go with how people feel, and I’ll let you go with the theoreticians.”

    -Alexandria Ocasio Cortez to a liberal reporter

    Wait, did I say AOC? I meant Newt Gingrich at the 2016 Republican National Convention.

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  97. I EAT ASS Posted on August 14, 2019 at 7:12 pm

    This video is nonsense. There are people who believe in a supernatural cosmic spirit that created the universe and listens to our thoughts. That's true for some people, and not true for others.

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