Is it True That There is No Truth?

Have you ever tried to persuade someone that your belief was true and that person responds, “Well, there is no truth” or “It might be true for you, but not for me”? It’s a frustrating experience. This way of thinking, called relativism, can impede any sort of rational dialogue. In this ALL NEW webisode, I teach you how to respond. http://karlobroussard.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/Is-It-True-That-There-Is-No-Truth.mp3 …

CA Live: “Do Not Judge:” Was Jesus a Relativist?

When Jesus said “Do Not Judge,” did he mean we can’t judge a person’s behavior? If not, then what did he mean? How do we know there is objective truth? How do I respond to someone that says “It’s true for you, but not for me?”  Listen to this edition of Catholic Answers Live to hear my answers. http://karlobroussard.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/ca160926b.mp3 Audio Download

Who’s Intolerant: The Relativist or the Absolutist?

Are you tired of being charged with intolerance? I know I am. Anyone who believes in absolute truth has felt the sting of this charge. “We should accept everyone’s opinions as equally valid,” say the relativist. “Since you absolutists don’t, you’re intolerant.” Let’s put a stake through the heart of this charge. A bad combo  First of all, this argument …

Can Society Determine Right and Wrong?

A person with whom I was corresponding recently asserted that skeptics are free to hold that objective morality is derived from the society in which we live. In this view, he claimed, moral principles exist beyond the individual and thus are objective. This correspondent is in good company with Richard Dawkins. To the question “How do we decide what is …

Is Real Knowledge Only Scientific Knowledge?

Is science the only legitimate form of rational inquiry? The evolutionary biologist and popular atheist Richard Dawkins thinks so. In a 2012 debate with Rowan Williams, the former Archbishop of Canterbury, Dawkins claims that religion, as opposed to science, is “a betrayal of the intellect.” He asserts that appealing to God to explain the universe is “a phony substitute for an explanation” …