Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Pluralism - christiansquoting.org.uk

These are the days when the Christian is expected to praise every creed except his own. - GKC, _Illustrated London News_ 8-11-28

America's founders were seized by a great liberal vision -- a country in which people would freely exchange ideas arising from a plurality of interests. From this dialogue, truth could be rationally discovered. But in today's relativistic environment, pluralism no longer means tolerating competing ideas. It means forced neutrality. According to this view, no one should express any idea that could offend someone else.
Charles Colson, BreakPoint Commentary #000223 - 2/23/2000, Just Pipe Down: Are Christians Intolerant?.

Thus relativism absolutizes pluralism. That is, it takes the clearly observable fact that we have a multitude of views and values and practices in the world‚ - pluralism‚ - and draws the illegitimate conclusion that there is no justifiable way of choosing among them. Truth is merely opinion, goodness only what the majority says it is. Daniel Taylor, Deconstructing the gospel of tolerance., Christianity Today. January 11, 1999 Vol. 43, No. 1, Page 42.

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