Benedict XVI on relativism and ego

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    Benedict XVI--

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Relativism
     
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    Relativism/post-modernism is an undefensible theory.
     
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    I heard a preacher on the radio talk about this subject once. Here's how he deals with relativists, or at least what he said at the sermon.

    The guy says, "Everything is relative. There are no absolutes."

    Absolute number one. Preacher punches him in the mouth.

    Guy: Hey! Why did you do that?

    Preacher: It was right for me at the time.

    Guy: You can't just go around hitting people.

    Preacher: Absolute number two. Why not?

    Guy: Because in order for society to survive, there must be certain rules in place.

    Preacher: That's absolute numbers three (that society must survive) and four (that this requires rules). Now, are you going to give up moral relativism or do I have to hit you again?
     

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