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By Stephen Snyder, Crisis Magazine, May 27, 2019

Stephen Snyder

“For this was I born, and for this came I into the world; that I should give testimony to the truth. Every one that is of the truth, heareth my voice. Pilate saith to him: What is truth? (Quid est veritas?)” (John 18:37-38). That iconic question of Pontius Pilate rings out through the voices of many today, and the correct answer to that question is the same—and equally as important—today as it was then.

During research for his presentation in morality class, one of my high school junior students searched for a definition of truth. The Google world gave him this one: “a fact or belief that is accepted as true.” Wow. There are two glaring problems with this apparently popular definition.

Perhaps the first thing we should glean from this definition is the fact that—of itself—it doesn’t define anything at all. Any definition in which the same concept is used in its very definition is pure nonsense, such as “goodness is something good.” Thanks for nothing….Read entire article.....crisismagazine.com/2019/quid-est-veritas