The Attack on Truth
by Nat Crawford
If you knew the truth, would that change your mind? I wonder how many of us would answer honestly.
Some would just ask, “What is truth?” Pontias Pilate asked that question to Jesus two thousand years ago. If someone asked me, “What is truth?”, I would answer “Truth is that which corresponds to reality. In other words, truth is an accurate picture of the way a thing is. This is exactly what Merriam-Webster would say.
Unless you’ve been locked away from the world, you know there is a fiery battle happening right now in the U.S. Senate regarding Supreme Court Justice Nominee Brett Kavanaugh. The debate, one might assume, is whether or not Kavanaugh is innocent or guilty of alleged crime(s). The debate one might say is whether or not the claims of alleged victims are true or false.
But at a closer examination, the debate isn’t over truth, but rather desire. There is an attack on truth.
Why do I suggest such a thing? Because regardless of affirmation or acquittal, the vast majority of Senators will not change their vote. Their votes are based upon desire not truth. The vast majority of Americans will not change their viewpoint of Kavanaugh. The issue is not truth, but desire.
Kavanaugh isn’t the only example of the preference of desire over truth.
In a recent Q&A session with Apologist Frank Turek, Turek asked a student…