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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