The postmodernist "deconstruction" of objective truth and rationality, on which Neo does not directly elaborate, amounts to this: truth does not lodge in statements that correspond to reality. That modernist notion needs to be deconstructed or reduced to its "true" elements. Truth is a matter of perspective only; it is something that individuals and communities construct, primarily through language. If this postmodernist view is accepted, objective truth is ruled out in principle. Truth dissolves into communities, ethnic groups, genders and other contingent factors. No one "metanarrative" (or...
Note: Postmodernism destroys truth. This is why facts are irrelevent to so many.
I am talking about something much deeper-namely the fear of religion itself. I speak from experience, being strongly subject to this fear myself: I want atheism to be true and am made uneasy by the fact that some of the most intelligent and well-informed people I know are religious believers. It isn't just that I don't believe in God and, naturally, hope that I'm right in my belief. It's that I hope there is no God! I don't want there to be a God; I don't want the universe to be like that."
Note: Thomas Nagel
"Truth is so obscured nowadays, and lies so well established, that unless we love the truth we shall never recognize it."20 Moreover, once having recognized it, truth must have its way with us. "Weaklings are those who know the truth, but maintain it only as far as it is in their interest to do so, and apart from that forsake it."21
Note: Pascal
A man was meant to be doubtful about himself, but undoubting about the truth; this has been exactly reversed."
Note: Chesterton