Is there such thing as objective truth?

Jason: Now Mary, tell me. Is there such thing as objective truth?

Mary: No Jason, everything is relative.

Jason: Ok, so every opinion is correct, because you decide it is correct, right?

Mary: Yeah, that is free will, truth changes all the time, because my views change. Five years from now I probably think differently than I do today, but those opinions have the same value as my opinions right now. There are no better opinions, just different points of view and all of them are equal.

Jason: But isn’t there some kind of hierarchy inside you, which decides what you should do?

Mary: Yes, my experiences in life have guided me towards some things and away from other things.

Jason: How do you distinguish which experiences to avoid and which to pursue?

Mary: I listen to my emotions.

Jason: And where those emotions came from?

Mary: They came from my experiences. I avoid the things that hurt me like violence. My body tells me that violence is negative, because it hurts.

Jason: How can you just know that hurting is negative without anybody telling you?

Mary: That’s a good question, it probably came from evolution. We are the offspring of things that decided to avoid this “hurting” stuff.

Jason: So, for them this “hurting” stuff wasn’t relative. It mattered to avoid it. Which means, there was some law that was in place before anything was created.

Mary: Well, they could have taken any road, but just happened to take this road, because some choice had to be made.

Jason: How can you make a choice if everything is relative? You can’t, choice implies a hierarchy. And if choice implies a hierarchy, then that hierarchy is the law.

Mary: So, if I make a choice, it is the law, right?

Jason: No, if you make the wrong choice, you might die or suffer greatly. There is a hierarchy of choices.

Mary: Yeah, but it’s my emotions who decide that hierarchy.

Jason: No, you think you came here and created the law, but I say that law became before you.

Mary: No, I didn’t create any laws, of course there are the laws of physics. But I have a free will to choose, and my choices are inside the laws of physics and therefore they are correct.

Jason: Yeah, that is true, but the more you try to defy the laws of physics, the more you will suffer. When you learn to live according to physics, you live according to creation itself.

Mary: I don’t have to learn to stay on the ground, gravity does it for me.

Jason: What I mean is this: There is always the path of least resistance, which follows the law. You were born as ignorant and by making choices you made mistakes. These mistakes revealed you the law. You have free will, but you don’t have free will without consequences.

Mary: So, are you saying that my negative emotions are the by-product of defying the law?

Jason: Yes! That is exactly right. Many people find a wrong path in life, but because they are already so invested in it, it becomes terrifying to even think about abandoning it. Even though deep inside they know something is wrong and are feeling the pain. That’s where you need courage to pursue the unknown in order to find where the law really stands.

Mary: But I can see all around me different kinds of people with different interests. Many of them are happy even though they have different paths in life. There can’t be just one path that brings everyone to contentment.

Jason: You can follow the same law and still do different things. The goal Is the same, but the paths are different. And how can you know that those people you see from the surface are content? I’m sure that many of them are still battling with themselves and hiding it. Of course they are, it’s part of life. But the real problems arise when you are not being true to yourself. If the same pain occurs over and over again, then you are on the wrong path.

Mary: Then show me a person who has reached this goal of yours.

Jason: It’s about the process, not the goal. I can’t show you anyone, because there is no perfect person. The most dedicated monks, who are considered to be the most holy, still repeat everyday “Lord have mercy on me, a sinner”. If you want the example, then look to God. Monks have seen their imperfection and know that they need to follow God’s example to live as righteously as they can.

Mary: I don’t know, that’s just an ideology that Christianity has created.

Jason: You are welcomed to hit your head against to wall, but once you have had enough, God will always be waiting for you.

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