Mikha'el said:I still stand by this belief that 'truth' can only be subjective and that it is extremely limiting and short-sighted to believe that one 'truth' trumps all other truths. Isn't that the kind of attitude that radical, violent people adopt?
Let's clarify a few things first. There is truth and there is lies, objectively. Then there is "personal truth" which, IMO, is a misnomer. People do not have "personal truths", they have beliefs. Those beliefs can be based to a greater or lesser extent on objective truth. But more important than that is personal values. We adopt personal values, or we 'grow' them through life experience and make them our own, and then lives our lives by those values, because we have chosen those values. People wrongly describe conflicts between such values as "truth vs lies", but that's not what it is about, it's about values.