Is truth relative?

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    Victor
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    EXAMPLE-
    TRUTH: Lying is wrong

    Is this true in every situation?

    I’m sure you guys can think of several other examples. Just so you guys know what I voted for I will tell you that if the Gestapo came to my door asking for Jews, would I lie? ABSOLUTELY……
    [b:1jw2olkw]Doctrine of Strict Mental Reservation[/b:1jw2olkw]

    ~Victor

    PS-This does not give you a green light to start lying about everything that strikes you fancy either.

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    Andres Ortiz
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    Truth isn’t relative. “Lying is wrong” isn’t a truth, but “all human life is sacred” is.

    “Lying is wrong” is a general moral precept, but by your example you show it cannot be applied in all cases.

    Immanuel Kant explores that exact same thing in some of his writings.

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    Victor
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    Oops…..I recant my vote. I didn’t mean to put “yes it is”. As is evident in my first comment.

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