Saturday, November 5, 2011

A Short Point on Morality and Politics

If one points out to a moral relativist that on his view, totalitarianism as a political goal or voting according to personal religious beliefs - especially beliefs which conflict with the moral relativist's opinions - are both legitimate options, not infrequently he will quickly appeal to political "rights." When asked why one should respect his "rights" if morality is relative, he will quickly leave. Moral relativism means political relativism.

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