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OK, but did you or did you not say "Is the absolute truth, a moral truth? Could the greatest commandments fit the bill?"As you say, mankind can make up any rules and morals they choose. But how can this change the truth? When George Bush said, lets go and bomb Iraq, does that make it right just because a government sanctioned it.
I get the sense, please correct me if I'm mistaken, that you are attempting to lead me or anyone into agreeing that YOUR moral truth is absolute, but mine isn't?
That would totally undermine and negate the meaning of absolute.
My truth, as I understand it, is subjective. So is yours, so is everybody's, because none of us can see the totality of Truth.
The lesson of the Blind Men and the Elephant drives this point home to those with understanding.
That is one way of looking at it, a very important way, but not the ONLY way. If that way works for you, and assists you in establishing a personal relationship with G!d, it is not my place to tell you that you are wrong. Do you live your morals? I don't need to know the answer to that question, but you do.If we look to God, rather than to man's ideas of morals, Jesus said, two commandments are greatest. To love God, and to love all our neighbours as we love ourselves. Are they really the greatest thing we can do, whether we follow Jesus or not?
Romans 2, Paul tells me that others, non-Christians, have G!d's Law "written on their hearts." This is reinforced with the Jewish principles of Noahide Law, even the Jews knew there were other righteous peoples in the eyes of G!d. We are ALL His children. Those two "Greatest Commandments" coincide nicely with all of the major world faiths, they all teach the same essential teaching.
What is hateful to you, do not do to your neighbor. All the rest is commentary. -Hillel