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May 22, 2008

Session 1 | Day 5

As I sit through the lectures, I am realizing more and more how worldviews are so deeply ingrained in society. Relativism is trendy and traditional truth is discarded. Slogans such as: "When in Rome, do as the Romans" or "What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas," reflect the view that morals can change relative to one's culture, instead of foundational truths that withstand the test of time and transcend cultural differences.

Relativism pervades the spheres of education as teachers scorn students for not tolerating certain lifestyles or ideas. How is it that the institutions established to teach students to reason logically do not follow their own teaching? If no one has the truth on morality, because truth is relative, then what is there to learn in school and why can't the teachers be wrong? If society is to embrace tolerance, then it will most certainly crumble without foundational truth.

Isaiah 5:20 admonishes: " Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness, who put bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter." As a Christian it is imperative that I cling to what is good and true and not become disillusioned by the moral relativism of our world.

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