I have been blamed quite a few times for making contradictory statements. I never really could figure out what, when or how, but people who spent their lives having learned only one thing at most, often pointed a finger at me.
Recently, it was brought to my notice that God is ‘The Universal Truth’. I was also told that every person has his/her own definition of God. “To Each Their Own“.
I don’t know if I have ever made any contradictory statements, but even if I have, I am pretty sure they weren’t ‘this‘ contradictory.
How can something be a Universal Truth while being ‘To Each Their Own’?
Gravity is a Universal truth.
You live on Earth. I live on Earth. And billions of other creatures do to. Also, non-living things.
Earth’s gravity acts on every single person and thing, all the same. 9.8m/s2!
That is Universal truth.
F = G((m1.m2)/r2)
And that is the formula for the Universal Truth of Gravity.
If you can do the Math, use the formula, solve an equation. You’ll probably get to know how it works.
Gravitational Constant, mass of two objects and the squared distance between them.
You can’t say that god is a Universal truth and then tell me, one can believe and trust in god in whatever way one likes or wishes because he is ‘To Each Their Own’.
I mean, you can’t choose the amount of gravity.
A poor man can’t ask for more gravity and a rich man can’t really donate him some.
Can’t even bring some gravity over from Jupiter.
That is what a ‘Universal Truth’ is actually like.
“To Each Their Own” isn’t really how a Universal Truth should be like. It isn’t even the truth!
That’s more of a fictional story.
I like Sherlock, I want to believe he actually existed.
(Which he did. Just not in the exact same way.)
You don’t like Sherlock, you believe that there can never be anyone like him.
And there is someone, who wants him to be true at times and then not be true other times.
Truth doesn’t really work that way.
For something to be true, you need to have some actual hard evidence and then that story has to hold equally, whenever and wherever applied.
P.S. You can’t tag anything as being a Universal Truth just because you want to!