Originally posted by Quirine
As long as you're trying to "convert" people it will lead you nowhere in my opinion. I only debate to get new insights/deepen my own views or to tell what I think when someone is genuinely interested.
Regarding "the truth" I think the only truth that one can find is in oneself. There is no ultimate truth, everyone has his/her own truth and the funny thing is that all these truths are of equal value even if contradicting each other.
"There is no ultimate truth, everyone has his/her own truth" - Quirine--
Would you say that this truth you have put forward is ultimately true?
The problem with statements like this is that they are subtley self contradictory. If what you are saying is not ultimately true for all of us then you have no right to state it so assertively for the rest of us. You might as well say "everyone has their own truth , or at least that's true for me but it might not be for others".
People who believe in relative , personal truth with no absolutes cannot state this truth with any certainty , if they do they are sawing off the very branch they are sitting on.
How certain are you that there is no ultimate truth? If you are certain of it , then what is your certainty based on if you don't hold your truth to be ultimately true for all of us?