I guess it could be said that if someone believes something it becomes THEIR truth. That wouldn’t be so dangerous if people clearly understood that when you combine the words belief and truth the word truth instantly becomes subjective and not absolute. You completely redefine the meaning of the word.
—Synonyms 1. fact. 2. veracity. 7. sincerity, candor, frankness. 10. precision, exactness.
—Antonyms 1. falsehood. 2, 4, 7. falsity.
Basically saying your beliefs are absolute truth is like calling anyone who has differing beliefs a liar. Respect is lost right there and so is any hope of productive communication. This is why so many people are turned off by any discussion of religion or spirituality. When you engage in conversation with someone who has seamlessly combined their beliefs with absolute truth (and you happen to have differing beliefs) you automatically bristle, waiting for the sucker punch of riotousness that is sure to come. It’s like someone telling you they love and respect you while patting your poor misguided soul on the head. No thanks.
We have to be open to the POSSIBILITY that our beliefs may or may NOT be absolute truth. It would be a start if we could eliminate the word ONLY from our vocabulary asap.
There may just be more to the story that you (we) are not privy to. Admitting this won’t make you melt. I promise.
Notice I chose the Truthful MUSINGS category for this post. LOL