“The things we conceive very clearly and very distinctly are all TRUE” – Rene Descartes
Sneha: Belief in fairies is highly questionable. There is no evidence to suggest that they exist and no body has seen it. So it is ridiculous for you to believe in them.
John: Well, that fairies exist may not be true for you. But it’s true for me
Relative Truth : When some one commits this when they do not provide grounds for supporting the “Truth” in question is relative, please ask whether they are suggesting the truth is always whatever they believe it to be. If they say “Yes” you may explain them why they are wrong. If they say “no”, then presumably they are just pointing out that they disagree with you, which is obviously true and does not undermine your case!!
Sneha: Things fall when they are not supported.
John: True. When I put a glass on a table it does not fall. When I put the table on ground, it does not fall. But the earth is not a firm ground and why it does not fall? Is it an exception? Is our belief wrong?
Sneha: We cannot extend this theory. The belief that a mystic beast is holding the earth is proven wrong but what we call as “Gravitation” is still relative to our knowledge
John: Does it mean that the “Truth is out there?
“Our beliefs can some time turn out to take for granted what they are supposed to explain. Where there is the case, a regress looms. Spotting where an explanation or argument generates a regress is important to distinguish truth and absurdity based on a belief “
John: What is “Truth”?
Sneha: a fact that has been verified. This is relative to our realm of knowledge. E.g. We live in a planet with water and oxygen. The truth of life as we know and “Believe” is it can exist only in the conditions as we know.
John: What is then a “Belief”?
Sneha: Belief is the psychological state in which an individual holds a proposition or premise to be true. A person's belief may be inferred from circumstances.