Relatively absolute, II (was: Atheists and freedom of speech)

Russell Turpin deafbox@hotmail.com
Wed, 26 Mar 2003 05:18:41 +0000


John Hall:
>Moral Absolutism holds the idea that human nature is universal and that the 
>same moral rules should apply to all. .. The second category of Moral 
>Relativism is a straight forward expression of the idea that the rules 
>should be different for different groups of people.  You could assert that 
>someone who supported Jim Crow was, for example, a Moral Relativist.

So Jerry Falwell is a Moral Relativist,
because he groups people by gender and sexual
orientation when recommending or condemning
marriage?

I've never met someone who didn't condition
their moral prescriptions by distinguishing
different groups of people. Only men and
women should marry. Felons shouldn't vote.
Only licensed physicians should practice
medicine. Only the citizens of a nation
should vote in its elections. Jews should
have the right to immigrate to Israel. Etc.


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