Do you see a problem with the following statements?
- “Nothing is universally true.”
- “All generalizations are false.”
- “No belief is true for everyone.”
- “Everything is relative.”
- “Everyone’s beliefs are true or false only relative to himself.”
These statements are self-contradicting because they commit the self-excepting fallacy.
When someone says, “Everything is relative” does he expect others to believe his statement as a truth for everyone to accept?
How do you respond to someone who says: “I don’t think it’s right for you to expect others to accept your beliefs”?
Does the person making this statement expect others to accept his belief that others should not be expected to follow your beliefs?
When someone says, “You shouldn’t judge others.”
Are they judging you when they say this? Does judgment against judging get a pass?
Convert the following into absolutes
- Who are you to judge? Judging is _____________! (wrong)
- I think…
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