Prime Minister David Cameron has vowed to address the “moral collapse” that led to widespread looting and violence across English cities last week; "moral neutrality, this relativism – it’s not going to cut it anymore." He further adds, “politicians shying away from speaking the truth about behavior, about morality” has “actually helped to cause the social problems we see around us....We have been too unwilling for too long to talk about what is right and what is wrong. We have too often avoided saying what needs to be said – about everything from marriage to welfare to common courtesy.” That is both well said and refreshing to hear. (read the rest of this article)
As I see it, here's the bottom line: A society cannot long survive if they elevate personal autonomy and freedom above virtue and personal responsibility; including the United States of America. True freedom is not doing whatever you want, but doing that which is good.
For more reasons why moral relativism is a really bad idea, see chapter 7 in my book Welcome to College
For more information on the excellent Doing the Right Thing six part DVD (Chuck Colson, Robert George, Britt Hume, etc.) and Church Simulcast on September 24th click here
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