Rihanna's Truth

It used to be a relativist talking point. But what if you live it? For the Chuck Colson Center for Christian Worldview, I’m John Stonestreet with The Point.

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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-deceptionsomething 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.

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Further Reading

Dear Hihanna: 'Your Truth' Won't Set You Free
Sharon Hodde Miller | Her.meneutics | February 11, 2013


A lot of the people who go back are people who don't know what healthy relationships are like because this is their only experience.
On the other hand . . . Jesus could have looked at us sinners and just said, "They deserve what they get." But He didn't.
This is only a side comment, but people like Rihanna are why I have very little patience with or sympathy for victims of "domestic violence".

Women like her not only go back to the worthless men who abuse them, but they often spit in the faces of anyone who tries to help them! I've seen it again and again. I've had it done to me.

I say they deserve what they get. There are others who are a better investment of time and resources. (Like the children of these relationships, who have no control over the stupid decisions of their parents.)