Category Archives: Relativism

Gun Control – Part 3: Despite the Evidence

Secular progressives a.k.a. the intelligentsia promote policies based on their own theories about how they believe things ought to be despite the evidence showing how the world really works. As the last post pointed out, disarmament only limits those who … Continue reading

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Gun Control – Part 2: Moral Disarmament

Recalling the pacifist movement in France between WWI and WWII, Thomas Sowell in Intellectuals and Society describes how teachers’ unions in France worked toward the “moral disarmament” of students by rewriting textbooks. By emphasizing being “citizens of the world” over patriotism … Continue reading

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Gun Control – Part 1: No Discernment Allowed

One of the most distinctive aspects of our relativistic, progressive culture is its inability to make distinctions. We are either unable or afraid to distinguish between good & bad (except for the idea that distinguishing them is bad), male & female, … Continue reading

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The Self-defeating Nature of Moral Relativism

A petard was a medieval bomb. To be “hoisted by one’s own petard” is to be blown up by one’s own bomb. People utter petards when they use words that destroy their own arguments (self-defeating statements). Here are a few  … Continue reading

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Which Side Is The Dark Side? [Moral Resource]

From Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith (2005): Palpatine: “Anakin, search your feelings.” Anakin: “The Jedi use their power for good.” Palpatine: “Good is a point of view, Anakin.” Anakin: “The Sith rely on their passion for their … Continue reading

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Never Use “to me” When Interpreting Scripture

“To me” may seem like an insignificant phrase, but look at this example from an interview in USA Today with star comedic actor Jim Carrey (emphasis added): “I discovered a new thing in the Lord’s Prayer that kind of hit me,” … Continue reading

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The Bumper-Sticker “Wisdom” of COEXIST

A big reason people gravitate toward moral relativism is that it appears to promote peace and brotherly love. It is the worldview behind the ubiquitous “COEXIST” bumper stickers whose real message is not that all religions should just get along, … Continue reading

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