Monday, August 5, 2019

The Type Of People Consistent Moral Relativism Produces

"In our society, we have a name for these people; they are a homicide detective's worst nightmare. The quintessential relativist is a sociopath, one who has no conscience. This is what relativism produces.

Something is terribly wrong with an alleged moral point of view that produces a psychopath as its brightest star. This is another reason relativism does not qualify as an ethical viewpoint.

Relativism does not stand in any great moral tradition. Rather, it has been universally rejected by all. The supreme moral teachers of all time-Moses, Jesus, the apostle Paul, Buddha, Aristotle, Gandhi, Martin Luther King Jr.-have all condemned this view.

Relativism simply is not a moral point of view.  Its "morality" is no different than having no morality at all, its moral hero is a sociopath, and has been opposed by every moral tradition. Those who are relativists have no morality."

Francis J. Beckwith and Gregory Koukl, Relativism: Feet Firmly Planted in Mid-Air, p. 31

2 comments:

  1. Moral Relativism, the bitter fruit of evolution. We christians don't claim that atheist can't be moral or have morals, but that their worldview provides no justification as to why certain things are moral and others are immoral. Even sinners love those that love them, and evil parents can give good gifts to their children (Luk 6:32, Mat 7:11); but these "good deeds" apart from Christ are considered as filthy rags before God (Isa 64:6), they cannot save the individual. Think about it why are lost people kind to friends and family because their friends and family are good to them. Why do lost parents do nice things for their kids, because they come from them. Why do wicked men and organizations give to charity, for recognition from men. Good works can't erase our sin debt to God, only Christs blood can do that. Good works that come as a result of abiding in Christ come from the purest of motivations which is to Love God and seeking to please him.

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  2. Hi Justin,

    I, as well as the authors quoted here, would agree with you that nonbelievers can have good morals and values. The issue brought into light here is how moral relativists oftentimes behave in a fashion that betrays their professed paradigm.

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