quote by Peter Kreeft

Moral relativism has a reputation for being compassionate, caring and humane, but it is an extremely useful philosophy for tyrants.

— Peter Kreeft

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Moral stupidity comes in two different forms: relativism and legalism.

Relativism sees no principles, only people; legalism sees no people, only principles.


Moral relativism quote Maturity is learning to walk away from people and situation that threaten your p
Maturity is learning to walk away from people and situation that threaten your peace of mind, self respect, values, morals and self worth.

It is possible that the distinction between moral relativism and moral absolutism has sometimes been blurred because an excessively consistent practice of either leads to the same practical result — ruthlessness in political life.

Moral relativism quote A clear conscience is the sure sign of a bad memory.
A clear conscience is the sure sign of a bad memory.
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We are moving toward a dictatorship of relativism which does not recognize anything as for certain and which has as its highest goal one's own ego and one's own desires.

No culture in history has ever embraced moral relativism and survived.

Our own culture, therefore, will either (1) be the first, and disprove history's clearest lesson, or (2) persist in its relativism and die, or (3) repent of its relativism and live. There is no other option.

You cannot have a boundary-less existence, because your neighbor has his own boundaries, and who is going to give you the ethics between the two boundaries? If there is no objective moral law, relativism will take hold, and relativism ultimately will lead to self-destruction.


Moral relativism quote Aim above morality. Be not simply good; be good for something.
Aim above morality. Be not simply good; be good for something.

In argument about moral problems, relativism is the first refuge of the scoundrel.

The dogma of cultural relativism is challenged by the very people for whose moral benefit the anthropologists established it in the first place. The complaint the underdeveloped countries advance is not that they are being westernized, but that the westernization is proceeding too slowly.

If you depart from moral absolutes, you go into a bottomless pit.

Communism and Nazism were catastrophic evils which both derived from moral relativism. Their differences were minor compared to their similarities.

Moral relativism quote Respect for the truth comes close to being the basis for all morality.
Respect for the truth comes close to being the basis for all morality.

The American elite ... is almost beyond redemption. Moral relativism has set in so deeply that the gilded classes have become incapable of discerning right from wrong. Everything can be explained away, especially by journalists. Life is one great moral mush -- sophistry washed down with Chardonnay.

An e-mail from a reader says that liberals like to take the moral high ground, even though their own moral relativism means that there is no moral high ground.


What the historian Elie Kedourie called "the Chatham House Version" - that toxic amalgam of smugness, moral relativism, and cherished feelings of guilt about the achievements of Western civilization - everywhere nurtured the catechism of established opinion.

Moral relativism quote Bad company ruins good morals.
Bad company ruins good morals.
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A quest for knowledge is not a war with faith;

spirituality is not usually an infelicitous amalgam of superstition and philistinism; and moral relativism, taken outside midfield, leads inexorably both to heresy and to secular wickedness, which are often identical.

Just as man as a social being, cannot in the long run exist without a tie to the community, so the individual will never find the real justification for his existence, and his own spiritual and moral autonomy, anywhere except in an extramundane principle capable of relativizing the overpowering influence of external factors.

No age has been more prone to confuse the sin with the sinner, not by hating the sinner along with the sin but by loving the sin along with the sinner. We often use "compassion" as an equivalent for moral relativism.

Moral relativism quote The purpose of morality is to teach you, not to suffer and die, but to enjoy you
The purpose of morality is to teach you, not to suffer and die, but to enjoy yourself and live.

I want to give moral relativism the good spanking it deserves.


Moral relativism says morality is relative, not absolute, I want to show moral relativism, in its popular form, is logically incoherent.

You cannot build your life with a consistent worldview that is on the shifting sands of moral relativism.

Moral relativism quote Art, like morality, consists in drawing the line somewhere.
Art, like morality, consists in drawing the line somewhere.

Above all, creators remain drawn to the age-old paradoxes that philosophy grapples with [and]...that art occasionally resolves...the problem of the one and the many; unity and variety; determinism and freedom; mechanism and vitalism; good and evil; time and eternity; the plenum and the void; moral absolutism and relativism... These are the basic problems of human existence, and as far as we possibly can we arrange things to forget them.

My first fundamental premise of our faith is that God is real and so are eternal truths and values not provable by current scientific methods. These ideas are inevitably linked. Like other believers, we proclaim the existence of the ultimate lawgiver, God our Eternal Father, and the existence of moral absolutes. We reject the moral relativism that is becoming the unofficial creed of much of modern culture.

I suffer the anthropological malady diagnosed by Le vi- Strauss inTristes tropiques: I find it much more difficult to suspend value judgments about the society in which I normally reside than I do abroad. It takes physical and cultural distance to gain moral detachment and political noncommitment. Relativism implies a solid measure of indifference.


Moral relativism quote I am free because I know that I alone am morally responsible for everything I do
I am free because I know that I alone am morally responsible for everything I do.

we have made an extraordinary transition.

From moral absolutes to moral relativism. ... Moral problems become medical ones and yesterday's sinners become today's patients.

But all morality is of necessity shaped by context.

I'm not talking relativism, no. To ignore the context of a decision is in fact immoral.