lundi 23 janvier 2012

Ethics In An Age of Relativism

Dr. Ravi Zacharias loves quoting this, and with years of listening to him I have come to love it to. :

Ours is an age where ethics has become obsolete. It is superseded by science, deleted by philosophy and dismissed as emotive by psychology. It is drowned in compassion, evaporates into aesthetics and retreats before relativism. The usual moral distinctions between good and bad are simply drowned in a maudlin emotion in which we feel more sympathy for the murderer than for the murdered, for the adulterer than for the betrayed, and in which we have actually begun to believe that the real guilty party, the one who somehow caused it all, is the victim, and not the perpetrator of the crime.

A quote from the political science professor Robert Fitch, from a 1959 article entitled The Obsolescence of Ethics.

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