There’s a reason animals don’t talk.
They have nothing to say.
Yes, animals do communicate– or more correctly signal.
But they don’t carry on conversations about the meaning of things.
Only humans do that.
For humans, every conversation is in some way a search for truth…
— even those between teenage girls about the best cosmetics.
But we live in a culture that’s conflicted.
Intuitively, it seeks truth– but ideologically, it denies truth is really attainable.
The result is frustration and a turning toward different kinds of “truth.” Resort to feelings and mysticism abound.
Truth seeking is a good thing– resisting it is bad.
Humans DO have a moral obligation to seek truth– and failing to pursue it is immoral.
… and once truth is found (or in our case, once truth finds us), there’s a built-in impulse (natural obligation) to share it.
… go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age– Mt 28:19-10 (NIV).