Is truth always true?
I ask because I recently posted a link to a fabulous article about boys who aren’t becoming men. [Note: The original Newsweek article which I read has been removed, but this is a slight variation by the same author.] My brother-in-law immediately disliked the article, not because of its content necessarily, but because of its author. And he posted a quote from the same author. And I didn’t like it. So does that negate the truth of the first article?
Another case-in-point. Back in my college days, I remember reading Plato and Aristotle, and loving the idea of the “sublime.” It resonated with me. I have had experiences of sublimity, usually in relation to God’s word, or some sort of epiphany, or an experience in God’s creation that demonstrated His power and might. Some of those philosophers’ ideas were so, well, TRUE. But they didn’t come from God, or the Bible, or even a Christian.
What about things that Mohammed said that actually line up with things that Jesus said? And Buddha? Or (gasp!) some of our presidents, or…. Hitler? Does the identity of the speaker change the truth of the words?
Are wise words always wise?