Ethical Relativism, No Right Or Wrong

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Ethical relativism is the acceptance of differing views as all correct because there is no right answer. Ethical relativism eliminates all judgement because there is arguably no final truth, no right or wrong. As Doug Powell, author of Holman QuickSource Guide to Christian Apologetics, puts it ethical relativism is the idea that “What’s true for you is true for you, and what’s true for me is true for me” (79). Simplistically, this ideology follows the conviction that we are unable to pass judgement on another for we do not have the power to say our ways or ideas are superior over another’s, While this may sound logical at first, a closer look into this ideology reveals frightening consequences from what can happen by strictly following…show more content…
Here, he compares the murders committed by himself and yet another horrific serial killer to having the urge to want to go out and do something that brings you pleasure. He offers a form of justification for the crimes he and other killers have committed; while some people have urges to go fishing or bowling, he has the urge to harm other individuals and sees almost no difference between giving in and going fishing on your day off and giving into his urges to take the life of another person. This would imply that because there is no difference between going fishing or skiing and enjoying harming over living beings, then one “activity” is no better than the other. Therefore, we must arguably hold them to the same standard, and although we or our culture as a whole may not agree with taking part in a specific activity (in this case, harming and murdering young females), we have to respect that other individuals or other cultures that do not share the same belief that we do, and not pass judgement on their desire to kill others. Historically, Bundy is one of the most discussed serial killers within the United States, whose justifications and acceptance of the crimes he has committed are almost identical to
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