The idea of relative truth rests on several pillars of logical fallacy, and the first that I will identify is the fallacy of Non-Sequitur. That's a Latin phrase meaning, “It doesn’t follow.” One of the main arguments for relative truth is a Non-Sequitur. It starts with this obvious observation:
Everyone has his own opinion. Everyone has his own set of beliefs, and his own way of understanding something. For example, some people think that there is no God. Some people think that there might be a God, but it’s not that important. Some people think there is definitely a God. Some think He is the Allah in the Koran. Some think He is the Yahweh in the Bible. Some think he’s just some impersonal “force” out there. The point being, there are so many opinions. Everyone has a different idea of what is true and what is false.
So, here is the great Non-Sequitur:
Not everyone agrees about what is absolutely true. Therefore, nothing is absolutely true.
Think about it. It may take you a while (I hope it doesn’t). But this really is, indeed, a Non-Sequitur. The conclusion simply doesn’t follow the fact! If you beg to differ, please explain how it does follow. Perhaps I am simply missing something.