I reconnected with an old middle school friend recently through the Internet. His name is Shane. For about three or four weeks, Shane and I corresponded about spiritual things through e-mail.

Shane is a very confused man. The more we talked, the more I understood how twisted and confused his thinking is about God and life and truth. Eventually he just stopped responding to me.

After a few pages of dialogue, I noticed a pattern in his thinking. Here are a few of his thoughts; see if you can pick up on a theme as you read them:

-“I don’t know many answers; I’m in no position to try to convince anyone they’re wrong or that I’m right.”

-“I’m the first to admit that I know very little as absolute fact.”

-“I’m actually very open minded and do accept that much I don’t believe is true could very well be.”

-“I have some strong opinions, but few are what I would consider absolute.”

The core of Shane’s problem is that he can’t decide what truth is, or if there is truth at all. He’s bought into the lie that there is no such thing as absolute truth, and if there is, there’s no way for us to understand it anyway.

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