- Oct 6, 2010
Anyone who says relativism is a farce needs to immediately stop cutting their hair and stop wearing any fiber blend or polyester clothing and be a kosher halal vegetarian that never works on Sunday, and never have their picture taken nor possess photographs of other humans. That's just a short list of things that will start applying to you if you throw out relativism.
Unless you can start proving which ones are right or wrong.
Or basically if you ever can say "I have morals, but not these morals" then you're enjoying a choice afforded to you by relativism whether you like it or not.
I see it this way: something either is or it is not. There may be circumstances that change the shades of the morality of a situation/action, but to say that there is morality but that it's purely relative is to say that it doesn't actually exist. I cannot prove morality, but long ago I came to the conclusion that I couldn't KNOW for myself by myself, but the choice of whether or not I should shoot some random person was obvious an obvious no. Given the choice between assuming it's presence or non existence, I choose to assume its presence. The exact definition of what is moral and what is not is something that I won't presume to say I KNOW. I don't wear polyester but I'm not sure what the hair trimming is about... I should give it away? I would agree that that's probably the best thing to do... and I am a vegetarian