Re: Where we lost America

From: Samantha Atkins (
Date: Thu Nov 01 2001 - 20:14:34 MST

Lee Daniel Crocker wrote:
> > > Hiding behind your absolute relativism dogma doesn't help you. It only
> > > assures that you are what John Clark says you are. Relativism is the
> > > last refuge of the indecisive fool.
> >
> > I see. If I never change my position in light of more
> > considerations then I am hidebound and certainly a dogmatist.
> > If I do then I am an indecive fool. In any case you "win".
> > This is childish and quite boring.
> Relativism and non-dogmatism are not the same thing. Dogmatism is
> holding a position in spite of evidence; relativism is failure to
> hold a position at all.

Agreed. And in point of fact, I am not a relativist either.

> A moral absolutist, like me, is not someone who decides what's
> right and wrong once and never changes; I just believe that there
> exists an absolute right and wrong--what changes with evidence is
> my belief about what they are, and only my belief.


- samantha

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