Thursday, August 26, 2010

A Warning Flag

Cdl. George of Chicago has been talking about this for years.

Now comes Abp. Chaput.

Relativism is now the civil religion and public philosophy of the West. Again, the arguments made for this viewpoint can seem persuasive. Given the pluralism of the modern world, it might seem to make sense that society should want to affirm that no one individual or group has a monopoly on truth; that what one person considers to be good and desirable another may not; and that all cultures and religions should be respected as equally valid.

In practice, however, we see that without a belief in fixed moral principles and transcendent truths, our political institutions and language become instruments in the service of a new barbarism. In the name of tolerance we come to tolerate the cruelest intolerance; respect for other cultures comes to dictate disparagement of our own; the teaching of "live and let live" justifies the strong living at the expense of the weak. --quoted at Pro Ecclesia

Chaput suggests that Totalitarianism is imminent.

Well, that's not a big step from the Statism spouted by the Ruling Class.

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