One Question That Will Remind A Moral Relativist Of What They Already Know
by Jonathan Morrow
In a culture that is caught in the riptide of relativism, how do you help people come to the their moral senses?
Ask them a question.
In love, let them wrestle–and if need be squirm–as they process real world scenarios. Why? Because relativism flourishes in the abstract but evaporates in our everyday experience.
Help Your Relativist Friends Gain Moral Clarity By Asking A Question:
Let’s imagine a typical conversation. Here’s how this might play out:
YOU: If I understand your view, are you are saying that what is right or wrong or good or evil depends on the individual or culture?
FRIEND: Yes. What is morally good for you may be different than what is morally good for me.
Here is the question…
YOU: That’s an interesting way to think about things. Can I ask you a question? Are you really saying that there is no moral difference between Mother Theresa and Adolf Hitler?
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