The Cultural Myth Called Moral Relativism

by Drew Covert

In my last post I wrote about what’s known as a “Cultural Myth”.  These are ideas that cultures hold without really thinking about them. The myth I’m going to discuss in this post is called moral relativism.  This is the prevailing world view in America today.  Almost everyone holds this view.  Moral Relativism states that all morals are products of one’s environment, upbringing, culture or evolution.  There are no moral absolutes (no real right and wrong).  Everything is permissible, as long as you don’t hurt anyone.  According to this view, it’s also wrong to tell others that they have done something morally objectionable.

The sharp readers among you may have already spotted a problem with this view.  There are already two moral absolutes in play…

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