Some comments in another thread caught my attention and I thought it would make for a good discussion. Do you believe in an absolute or objective standard or truth that applies to all of us? A lot of discussions about various issues boil down to this one question. In the quote from Penn Jillette above he criticizes one belief system's objective standard, but then states his own objective standard, the ideal of selfless love. Call it what you want, right vs. wrong, faith, morality, philosophy, truth, human evolution, etc., etc.. Is there a standard or objective truth by which we all should be measured and toward which we all should strive? If you believe there is a standard then please state it and if you don't believe there is any such standard then please explain what, if any, impact not having a standard has upon our world.