Likely, you’ve heard this response: “well, that’s just your truth.” It’s a really silly response designed to end an argument without making a valid point. And, now, it’s often accompanied by a line to justify all personal choices: “well, it’s just my truth?”
That’s what Rihanna told Rolling Stone when asked why she’s now back in a relationship with Chris Brown, just three years after he was arrested for badly beating her, “Even if it’s a mistake, it’s my mistake...I’d rather just live my truth,” she said.
As Sharon Miller recently wrote on the Her-meneutics blog recently, that line confuses individual uniqueness with individual reality. Whatever we think, reality is what it is. And it underestimates our capacity for self-deception—something Chuck Colson knew well. I remember him saying often, There is no limit to the human capacity for self-rationalization. My truth if not the truth will have consequences. For the Point, I’m John Stonestreet.