By John Sykes
Here I am back on the relativism - absolutism shtick! Maybe it's the subject of the extract below - Throuples! Or maybe it's that I'm sick and tired of hearing our youth say "whatever" which has become a code word for the phrase "it's all relative"! Or maybe it's that I know and worship the greatest of the Absolutes!
Here's Bill Muehlenberg to help out with Postmodernism and Threesomes – Why Not?:
One of the main postmodern beliefs is that there is no “metanarrative.” That is, there is no absolute, over-riding story that ties everything together, or offers us a coherent and consistent worldview. Instead, all we are left with is our own personal stories....It's time we speak up, resist, of course only with kindness and understanding... If we don't, the author below is right:
Children deserve to be raised by their own biological mother and father, cemented in marriage? Nah, that is just your story. There is no truth here, or right and wrong. There is no metanarrative. There are only 7 billion stories, and we cannot say any is wrong.
After all, we don’t want to be seen as judgmental or intolerant. That is however rather odd in a PoMo world, don’t you think? In a worldview that says there is no ultimate truth and universal morality, there is still one absolute sin: to say something is wrong.
In this world of relativism, there is still one absolute vice: to claim something might not be right, or true, or good. But logical consistency was never a strong suit of the postmodernists. And we are all paying the price now as a result — especially our children and their three “mothers!
“We should challenge the relativism that tells us there is no right or wrong, when every instinct of our mind knows it is not so, and is a mere excuse to allow us to indulge in what we believe we can get away with. A world without values quickly becomes a world without value.” ― Jonathan SacksMost Marines know you need a compass and a map. Most drivers know you need guardrails and road signs. Most Christians know you need the Word.
Only relativists can think the only and best guidance is their own predjudices or metanarratives as they disappear over the cliff yelling Whatevvvvvvvvver...!