What is really true

What is really true

“Really true?” This reaction reflects a multitude of feelings: doubt, amazement, respect, disbelief and the desire for reliability. But what can you rely on when everyone is talking about fake news and Photoshop creates beings of unearthly beauty from the images of normal people? The question of truth is one of the basic questions of human existence. Between religious claims to truth and scientific interpretation it becomes clear: One can sense the truth, approach it through knowledge, reflection, and doubt. You can't own it.

The discussion about this question has a long tradition, which in its various facets extends to the present day. At its core, the question of truth aims at gaining knowledge.

From a scientific point of view, what can be proven is considered true. Philosophy declares to be true what can be rationally explained and empirically proven, whereby the relativity of all knowledge remains undisputed. But if everything is the same, it quickly becomes indifferent: "I don't care."

In theological terms, however, what is considered true is what turns out to be true for the individual and creates in him a (faith) certainty.

The teaching units in this booklet impart the students' skills and the necessary orientation knowledge to find their way around the different contexts of truth.

In addition to the question of individual constructions of truth, there is therefore further focus on the aspects of lies and truth, religious claims to truth and the scientific interpretation of truth.

From the content:

  • Do I always have to tell the truth?
  • Picking up on the various dimensions of truth according to age
  • The concept of truth in times of digital self-construction
  • "I make the world the way I like it!"
  • Truth - Reading a youth novel about the Middle East conflict
  • How do we understand the world?