In response to a critique, we are seeing a tendency across the political spectrum to answer with insistence on the greater immorality of those raising the concern – “WHAT ABOUT that [awful thing]”? Here’s why that’s so destructive.
Tag: Moral Relativism
This is the sixth in a series by Arthur Peña, Charles Randall Paul, and Jacob Hess called “Inevitable Influencers: Why (deep down) we all want—and need—to persuade each other of what we see as good, beautiful, and true.” Previous pieces include “Why Persuasion Should be a Sweet (Not a Dirty) Word”; “The Threat of Persuasion,” and “My Truth? Your Truth? No Truth?”; “The Virtues of Strong Disagreement,” and “Our Judgment Against Judgment.”
The dwindling sense of a common pursuit of truth is contributing to a deteriorating public discourse. Maybe it’s time to stand up for the truth about truth.
Our culture claims that we’re un-Christlike if we teach moral standards. God commands us to love; does he command us to lay low?
Nietzsche once suggested Christianity is vulnerable to appropriation by lofty humanitarian aspirations. Are we falling into that tendency unawares?
Tolerance must have its limits, but what should those limits be? Thinkers on the right and left have come to very different conclusions.
As religiosity wanes in society, fighting more and more may not be the answer—especially not compared to the power of Christian service and ministry itself.
Our worldview shapes everything we see. Yet what shapes our worldview is often hardly noticed—including secular messaging deeply corrosive to faith.
As society becomes more secular, we’re relying on the legal system to replace personal ethical systems. But how effectively can the law actually do that?
The word “tolerance” has two completely different meanings — and that’s why it’s imperative that when we say it, we clarify our intent.