Moral Relativism 2: Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) & Islam

Certain cultural and/or religious practices highlight the stark divide between Western conceptions of morality and non-Western conceptions of morality (Islamic conceptions, in particular). These practices pose a problem for moral relativists, since they believe that all cultures are morally equal. However, certain practices are self-evidently morally wrong. Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) is one such practice.  [...]

Moral Relativism 1: The History of Cultural Relativism & Multicultural Philosophy

Moral relativism is new - very new. Greco-Roman philosophy, Judeo-Christian morality and all intellectual discoveries after the fall of the Roman Empire (476 CE) were grounded in either moral absolutism or moral universalism. Moral relativism is a product of cultural concerns of political correctness - courtesy of early twentieth century anthropologists. When the United Nations [...]

Total Supremacy: The Superiority of Western Culture & Values

The culture, values & achievements of Western Civilization are humanity's greatest accomplishments. Democracy Individualism Capitalism Science Rationality Human Rights The fruits of Western thought were not independently arrived at in other civilizations. Everything that modern society holds sacred is a product or offspring of western civilization. there is no western race; only western values. The [...]

Axioms of Annihilation 2: Desecration

Orthodoxy means the generally accepted practice or doctrine of a particular industry, faith, political faction, etc. It also means the status quo or current party line. Orthodoxy can manifest itself in every political party and in every school of thought. Orthodoxy isn't a problem if it is allowed to evolve and adapt to changing circumstances. [...]

Society’s Vices: Equality & Empathy (Part 2)

FORGET EVERYTHING THAT YOU'VE EVER KNOWN. EMPATHY is the enemy of morality. Empathy is lauded by presidents, celebrities, authors and virtually every other category of public figure.  It has been elevated to a near-religious caliber of sanctity.  We've incorrectly classified empathy as the gateway to morality. And we've paid a great price. Compassion is wonderful. [...]

The Paradox of Faith & Empiricism of the “Faithful”

Most Evangelicals' notion of faith would be rebuked by Christ as heretical and Denounced by scientists as anti-scientific. https://videos.files.wordpress.com/Dg8WSun6/ss.2_hd.mp4 Virtually all Bible verses have a common theme. This pattern is one of the few consistencies between the old and the new testaments. All of these verses are hostile towards empiricism.  Empiricism is a fancy academic term [...]