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truth. When a claim is logical and I am able to relate a reasonable effect to the cause, I can ponder its truth. The question I believe a philosopher would ask is — how would someone discern between a natural truth and a learned truth. A learned truth being something tought and excepted without question, for example — many people believed that the world is flat, or in the case of religion, there is a God. This would be very difficult in moral claims. For example, how would you punish someone accused of murder? In some cultures just the accusation is cause for execution, an eye for an eye. In others, even if there is proof that convicts that person they believe that all life is sacred. Still in others, it depends on how much of a defense you can afford and how good the lawyers are. I believe that justice is a learned truth and any moral claim could be misleading due to the fact that people believe their morals to be natural truths (knowledge) and are not likely to question them. Religious claims are the most interesting to me. Unfortunately, one does not have solid physical evidence until they die. However, regardless of this, people find such strong convictions in their religious claims that they devote their entire life in every aspect to it. I personally have not found a religion that fulfills my purpose of being. I do consider all claims that follow the logical guidelines I have already stated. Philosophical claims tend to be closely related to religious claims in the fact that culture dilutes the truth. I am open to the possibility that there is more that one universal answer to the timeless questions. Does my life have a purpose? How should I live my life? Is truth relative? The answers that I find true in my search may not be relative to a life half way across the world.