Moral Relativism And Syncretism

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The opinion of what truth is like has been distorted over the years. Then everyone began to develop their own separate view, which snowballed into something called moral relativism. Moral relativism contradicts itself, because nothing is true if everyone thinks something different is true. That is why Catholics believe in moral absolutism, which states that morality relies on universal truths and God is as unchanging as them. These universal principles help guide us to a greater morality and are vital in our striving for the kingdom of God. Moral relativism is bad for a person of faith as can be seen by the ideals of syncretism, the increase of ideological tolerance, and the roots of relativism. Syncretism is the blending of multiple faiths …show more content…
Then they would start to be louder because only then will be right. This is called ideological tolerance, which is just the passive way of saying that a person does not consider anything they think is wrong and arguing endlessly with anyone who dares to think differently. The opposite of ideological tolerance is sociological tolerance, the Catholic view. Sociological tolerance is treating a person with a different view on a topic with respect, despite disagreeing with them. Things around the world would be much better all people tried to use sociological tolerance. The government of the United States of America, for example, would be run better if both sides spent more time compromising their ideas instead of arguing each other’s political stance and trying to get their way. This relates to moral relativism because if people were not so busy trying to reason with their specific beliefs, then they would not have to aggressively defend them against others who are doing the same thing. This makes for a cycle of arguments between people which is bad for the peace in our …show more content…
These are that the Church forces its followers to do things and that everything the Church says is irrelevant. These arguments really speak volumes of their ideological tolerance and sheds light on how they need to attach other opinions in order to feel good about theirs. If they deny the ultimate truth than the moral relativists need to look in the mirror to decide what their own unique idea of truth really is. Father J says it best when disputing the point of relevancy, “But if it is (relevant), do not be afraid to declare that He is yours and you are His.” Father J is saying that if we believe moral relativism is wrong than we need to commit our lives to God and help save others from the lies. If everyone believes the truth is a different thing, then nothing is true for everybody. We as Catholics are accountable for helping extirpate moral relativism from the world, not because we are required by the Church, but because it is our responsibility. Moral relativism is causing problems that can only be fixed by getting rid of it and opening people’s eyes to God and that is just what we will have to

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