“We can’t be completely sure about anything then?” he asks you.
“I don’t think so,” you reply.
“So you’re not sure if one can be sure?”
“Okay, I know we can’t be sure about anything,” you decide.
“So then you are sure about the fact that we can’t be sure about anything?”
“Well…” you look for another argument. “Look, everyone can have their own truth, we can’t say if one person’s truth is better than another’s.”
“Is that an absolutely true statement?”
You turn it into a question. “How do you know that absolute truth exists?”
“Well, have you ever asked a question before?”
“I just did, didn’t I?” you answer, slightly puzzled.
“And what is the purpose of asking questions?”
“To find out things we want to…know,” you trail off, thinking to yourself.
“Right, and what would be the point of asking questions if you could never know if you would receive a true answer?” he reasons. “In order to ask questions, you have to assume that there is correct information or absolute truth to begin with. Besides, truth is what corresponds to and describes reality, so saying there is no absolute truth is almost like saying that reality doesn’t absolutely exist, which is like saying that nothing exists at all.”
“Okay, I get it,” you say. “But how do you know that truth is found in some religious book?” Go to page 9.