Originally posted by vistesd
Without looking at the surrounding context, and just taking that statement on its own—
Because I tell you the truth about the Tao, you don’t believe me. If I lied, and said that Jesus is the incarnate child of a supernatural god-being, then you’d believe me…
It makes about as much sense as that…
So it doesn't make sense to you what Jesus said?
I tell you the truth, ye believe me not."
Of course without the context it may not appear to make sense, but even by itself something can be gleaned.
It's a simple sentence. I believe the "ye" is the key to making sense of this statement.
The hearer hears the truth, but doesn't believe it. Is it any wonder that those who deny Jesus are the ones who deny that there is truth? They have to say that. For them to acknowledge there is truth would undermine their perception of reality, which is no reality because there is no reality. At least not a reality that contains any truth.