Paladin said:I know a delightful woman here in Colorado who has been a Buddhist nun for many years. Once when giving a Dharma talk she said: "You know, my family always hated it when I was being a Buddhist, but they love me when I am being a Buddha."
Imagine the growth potential in having to leave behind Scriptures, books, Sutras and stories and discuss truth from the place of where we actually live, to come from a place of being. Wouldn't that encourage us to stay in touch with our own ground of being in a more mindful sense? We just might have to re establish our relationship to what we concieve truth to be. Of course this puts us on the cutting edge of our own agreement with reality, scary for some, even blasphemous to the conservative mindset, but I believe that to ever grow, to ever get beyond our childlike approach to the Absolute Reality, it is necessary.
I think you are addressing the question of how we can know (recognize) Truth. "Discuss truth from where we actually live" ... to me that seems such a restricted way to look at Truth. Don't you want to know what made the big bang go bang!
Nevertheless, I'm not discounting your approach, because on a daily basis I need to re-evaluate what I believe about certain situations that occur. How I behave must be directed by what I hold to be the Truth. To paraphrase your Buddhist nun - I don't want to be a Christian, I want to be Christ.