Posts tagged "moral relativism"

In Defense of Relativism

03 February 2006 Austin Dacey, in one half of a pair of New York Times op-ed responses to Pope Benedict XVI’s new God-is-Love encyclical (the second written by Father Lorenzo Albacete), takes up an idea missing from “Deus Caritas Est”: Benedict’s pre-papal statements about the secular-humanist “dictatorship of relativism” which, the argument goes, rejecting moral absolutes, organizes its morality solely around...

Daily Links 14 June 2005

I’m Ok, The Pope’s Ok Ann Rodgers, The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette‘s smart religion reporter, wrote yesterday thatPope Benedict XVI is proving less conservative than expected. But the main evidence, as we read it, is that the new pope, famed for his reserve, is patting little children on the head. That’s nice. Meanwhile, Rev. Thomas Reese, the former editor of...

All-Odin, All The Time

“Moral relativism,” it seems, plagues even Pagans. Mike, an Odinist incarcerated in Michigan Department of Corrections, writes to new Witch magazine to ask why it covers other religions…

Shake Hands With the Devil

NPR’s “Fresh Air,” a daily interview program hosted by Terry Gross, often comes under attack for what conservative critics call its liberal bias. Most famously with regard to Fox talk host Bill O’Reilly, who stormed off the show mid-interview after accusing Gross of — well, it’s hard to say exactly, since he was sputtering at the time. He...