What is Post-Modernism?

You are free to believe what you want, but the real question would be, is it true? According to the American Heritage Dictionary, truth is defined as “conformity to knowledge, fact, actuality, or logic.” You could believe something, accepting it as true, genuine, or real, but that wouldn’t make it true.

Take for example the idea that there’s a man in the moon. You are free to believe that, but it doesn’t fit the facts and correspond to reality—just check out NASA’s findings from their moon missions.

Yet today, the very issue of truth itself is under fire. Some say that there is no truth. Others say what is true for them may not be true for you. What does that mean? In order to give a name to this demotion of truth, scholars say that we are living in “Post-Modern times.” But what does that mean? And for that matter, what would “Pre-Modern,” or “Modern times,” be? Let’s gain some perspective in the next blog on these three eras, Pre-Modern, Modern, and Post-Modern times, by traveling through history to see how people have generally viewed three key issues: the supernatural, the account of how we came to be in existence, and the issue of truth.

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