Relativism

Relativism is the doctrine that knowledge, truth, and morality exist in relation to culture, society, or historical context, and are not absolute.

Other Perpectives

Kelly L. Ross states that relativism turns up in many guises. Cognitivism relativism is all about knowledge. There are several different types of cognitivism like historicism and linguistic. Historicism is the idea that truth is relative to a given moment in history and that truth actually changes as history does. Linguistic relativism is defined as that truth is created by the grammar and semantic system of particular language. Moral relativism is about matters of life. Another type she states is cultural relativism, which is based on the undoubted truth that human cultures are very different from each other and often embody very different values.

Matt Slick asks if relativism is true and all points of view are true, then is my view that relativism is false also true? What he is pretty much saying is that relativism is wrong and he doesn't believe in it.

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This video portrays  relativism in the world by the way  these artist wanted to show their love in the world, all of them wanted to spread that love by gathering together and make a song that helped raised awareness to tragedy that happened to Haiti. This song shows relativism because love towards other people and the live the artist had towards those who were affected by Haiti. When they quote "we are the world" the artist say that they are all a Family that needs to care for each other through love and help. Their love to raise awareness, to help, and to rescue those who were affected from the Haiti catastrophe allowed them to get together and show their love  to their awareness of the people who suffered.

Relativism in the World

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This shows relativism because the love he grows with the group to survive the zombie apocalypse makes him keep his lie about him knowing how to save the world. His morality is portrayed as his so called 'good idea' to keep his lie and have many people die to keep him alive all because of his selfishness to survive. It was a good idea in his mind because it was a way that would keep him alive, and as his love grew towards the group it made him think it'd be a better idea to keep going with the lie since it kept the group going and keeping him in the group as well.

The Woman with the Hemorrhage

Jesus challenges Jewish authorities in the story, "The Woman with the Hemorrhage" (Mark 5: 21-43), because at the time, the bleeding of the woman was seen as unclean due to Mosaic Law. Many people would follow these rules because they would be punished if they disobeyed. Jesus sees past the impurities and heals the woman. Jesus ignores the law and takes part in what is right in front of him, he focuses on what is relevant, and this is healing the woman. He sees what is important at the time, even though it is against the law, he chooses to break it because it was the right thing to do. He embraced what was relevant at the time to make the woman's life better.

Comparing & Contrasting

1. What is a human being?

The question compares with relativism because we decide what is right and what we see the world as and in relativism, we may be in different social or ethical groups but we may have the similar morals. The question contrasts with relativism because relativism doesn't make us chose the right choices in a spiritual manner

2. Why is it possible to know anything?

The question is similar to relativism because in the Christian worldview, we are made in the image of God so that we are all-knowing and in relativism, we learn by the relation of two things. Some differences in relativism that no truth is greater than another truth meaning that if one group has one belief the their belief it greater than another groups.

3. How do we know what is right or wrong?

The question is similar to relativism because in the Christian worldview, we choose the right from wrong, and in relativism, whatever moral position we believe in or whatever religious systems it can relate back to us to make the right choices. The difference is that we learn what is right or wrong but in relativism whatever relates to us, part of that is what makes us make those decisions

4. What is the meaning of human history?

The question compares to it because in the Christian worldview, God invites us to be co-creators with him and in relativism, we choose what is best for us and we can use that to make this world. The difference is that in relativism, whatever relate to us we use that to make our choices and make this world but the Christian worldview, says that us, the people, make this world to complete God's dream.

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