June 21st, 2004


Morals and ideals.

Moral relativism is bankrupt - there are “better” cultures. This can be demonstrated by the fact some survive to this day; meanwhile, others are historical footnotes.

But still, so many people buy into it - American liberals in particular. I wonder if it’s a part of the social moral pendulum swinging back and forth, or if it’s because of the dramatic mixing of cultures due to the commodization of telecommunications. No matter the root cause, many are left unable to judge people based on their own moral codes, and are instead left with judging them on their own. Thus, hypocrisy is the social crime of the day.

But, as the Christian Bible so well explains, no one is without sin. Assuming you espouse any significant ideals, you will fail in them from time to time. No one is perfect. In today’s American society, it’s far safer to be quiet about your ideals, morals, and beliefs. Otherwise, expect your beliefs to sound to others as “hate speech.”

Some people buy into relativism totally. They’re nihilists? With supposedly no morals or ideals, they have no dreams. If you don’t have any dreams, then what are you living for?

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