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Reed42 Wrote: Sep 26, 2012 10:25 AM
"So how can one be a moral relativist and a moral absolutist all at once?" Most people are moral relativist when they are in the wrong and want to justify their own actions and moral absolutist when some one else is wronging them and they do not like it.
HeraldOfGalactus Wrote: Sep 26, 2012 12:23 PM
I have noticed this too. That's why I'm always dubious when men like Mike Adams condemn others for their moral relativism, if that's even a proper term, while not scrutinizing themselves. That's what leads to the Ted Haggards of the world who condemn others for things they are guilty of to some degree. I don't think Christianity or religion is the problem. It's the way in which people use and/or exploit it that causes the issues Adams described.
RINO Detector Wrote: Sep 26, 2012 12:50 PM
Amen to that. I agree, though I consider myself a serious Christian, I know that the Mike Adams out there would condemn my practice as inferior. But I like his politically incorrect view of the world. Just sometimes, he drafts these idiotic columns.
The_Nerd_Warrior Wrote: Sep 26, 2012 5:34 PM
Speck, meet plank.

If you've an example of Dr. Adams being relativistic, show him, and I'm absolutely positive he'd own up to it and condemn it. That doesn't make the message wrong; it merely means he's human. Relativism is still cognitively dissonant at its core, and even Dr. Adams isn't immune to the tendency.

Until you have an example to cite, however, you've really nothing to say.
Lib at Heart Wrote: Sep 26, 2012 11:32 AM
Quite often true. But can moral relativism and moral absolutism co-exist? That is, does every action have a moral absolute, or does moral absolutism cover only certain things? For example, there is a moral absolute against murdering someone. But what about littering? Hunting for sport? Cross-dressing? Can a person hold a morally absolute stance on some things, but a morally relative approach to others?
The_Nerd_Warrior Wrote: Sep 26, 2012 5:30 PM
I think you fail to understand the word, "Absolute".

That means that there are no exceptions.

No, they cannot co-exist. They are as opposite to each other as concepts CAN get.
One of my readers reached out to me a couple of years ago with the hope that I could help him communicate with his prodigal nephew. The kid had grown up in a Christian home and seemed to be doing well until he enrolled at a local community college. It was there that he decided to abandon his conservative and Christian beliefs. Even worse than that, he decided to replace them by joining a neo-pagan cult. I will not mention the group by name as I do not want to give them more attention than they deserve.

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