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A March 2017 Time Magazine proposes the question- Is truth dead? In its April 8, 1966 issue, Time proposed the question, Is God Dead? Both questions are thought-provoking and introspective. Whether you are a faith believer or someone who does not believe, the relevance of truth is inevitable.
Perhaps instead of exploring the vitality of truth, one should ask “Are We dead to truth?” One might find his or her answer. Regardless of the period or culture one lives, the fundamental principles of truth remain in place.
Any trial lawyer knows the burden of providing guilt takes precedence over proving innocence. To solve the answer to whether truth is dead or not, the process of examining what truth is not might lead us to the answer.
Truth stands on its on. Skepticism leads to the relentless search of proving truth as false, not truth providing itself true. For some, this might appear on the side of a oxymoron, but it is not. Think of it this way, how can one argue what is or what is not true if truth does not exist? Also, consider if there is no truth, there is no untruth.
If you find it difficult to believe in the fundamental principles of truth why bother to argue its existence, why not prove its non-existence?
For this reason, establishing truth, awareness of truth, recognizing truth, and upholding truth are important steps to truth remaining vital. Truth is necessary for applying consequences of actions, offering guidelines to govern and live by, serving as a moral and spiritual compass of conscience.
Therefore, in response to Time, unless others have given up on these principles, yes, I concur, truth is still alive. Truth is not dead. Are we dead to truth?