Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Therefore, There is No Earth

"The final argument for modern broad-mindedness is that truth is novelty, and hence 'truth' changes with the passing fancies of the moment. Like the chameleon that changes his color to suit the vesture on which he is placed, so truth is supposed to change to fit the foibles and obliquities of the age. The nature of certain things is fixed, and none more so than the nature of truth. Truth may be contradicted a thousand times, but that only proves that it is strong enough to survive a thousand assaults.

"But for anyone to say: 'Some say this, some say that, therefore there is no truth' is about as logical as it would have been for Columbus, who heard some say 'the earth is round,' and others say 'the earth is flat' to conclude: 'therefore, there is no earth.' 

"Like a carpenter who might throw away his rule and use each beam as a measuring rod, so too, those who have thrown away the standard of objective truth have nothing left with which to measure but the mental fashion of the moment.'
Fulton J. Sheen

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