Is Morality Absolute: Part VII Final Thoughts

It appears that all this talk about morality and truth boils down to what you think of humankind. Are humans inherently good or bad? It seems as though relativists lean mostly toward good where absolutists lean toward bad. Relativists believe that people are inherently good and thus will make good decisions that positively impact society. …

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Is Morality Absolute: Part VI My Response to Common Absolutist Arguments

Contrast the first absolutist response with the second relativist response, Absolutist Argument: “It has to be absolute, logically. Just like there can’t be more than one truth, there can’t be opposing morals that are both right. I think the natural world reveals some of it. We all have a conscience. God’s Word is the ultimate …

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Is Morality Absolute: Part V Common Absolutist Arguments

Two common arguments arose from the absolutist responses: The natural world reveals that opposing morals can’t both be right.Absence of belief in a higher authority or a Creator and denial of His truths leads to people searching for their own morality.   The “Opposing morals can’t both be right” argument was supported by the following …

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Is Morality Absolute: Part IV Common In-Betweenist Arguments and My Response

One common argument arose from the In-Betweenist responses: Morality is absolute, but that’s true for me and not necessarily for everyone else. This argument was supported by the following statements. “That's a very interesting question! I believe that God decides what is good and evil, right and wrong, etc, so yes I think it is …

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Is Morality Absolute: Part III My Response to Common Relativist Arguments

Let’s start with the least common denominator. A common response from the relativists was that stealing, rape, and murder are immoral. How did all societies across all times and peoples decide that there is a single global morality? How does one know that killing is wrong if morality is not absolute? If morality is relative …

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Is Morality Absolute: Part II Common Relativist Arguments

Two common arguments arose from the relativist responses: Society constructs my morality.I construct my morality. The “Society constructs my morality” argument was supported by the following statements. “Morality is a social construct based on the needs of society for its’ own existence.” “I think morality is a social construct enforced by the communities we live …

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Is Morality Absolute: Part I Introduction

For the next few months, I have prepared a seven-part blog series for you. A post will be released every two weeks. Throughout the series, we ask and answer the question: Is Morality Absolute? Not too long ago, I posed the following question to various Facebook pages: “Personal question for you all. I’ve been studying …

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