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Published: Wednesday, Dec. 11 2013 6:10 p.m. MST

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mid-state, TN

@Kirk R Graves --

"Moral Relativism - The philosophical doctrine that good and evil are defined by the individual."

There's your first problem. This isn't what moral relativism actually means.

"Moral relativism may be any of several philosophical positions concerned with the differences in moral judgments across different people and cultures. Descriptive moral relativism holds only that some people do in fact disagree about what is moral; meta-ethical moral relativism holds that in such disagreements, nobody is objectively right or wrong; and normative moral relativism holds that because nobody is right or wrong, we ought to tolerate the behavior of others even when we disagree about the morality of it."

The rest of your argument falls apart given your inaccurate definition.

As for 2. -- "but he doesn't share it with us" -- that is an important component of continuous revelation, is it not? Mormons believe that God continuously reveals bits and pieces of his doctrine as humans become ready to receive them. Therefore, He has never revealed all of it, by definition.

"the question is whether or not Christianity supports SS marriage"

No. The question is whether GOD supports SS marriage. And that's something you cannot know.

Kirk R Graves
West Jordan, UT

It would appear that even the definition of Moral Relativism is relative as I did not make that definition up, but took it directly from the dissertation of a well recognized, self-proclaimed, Moral Relativist.

So, if Moral Relativists can't even agree on what Moral Relativism is, how is there any validity in the philosophy?

mid-state, TN

@Kirk R Graves --

"So, if Moral Relativists can't even agree on what Moral Relativism is, how is there any validity in the philosophy?"

Moral relativism isn't just a single philosophy -- it's a characteristic of several different philosophies. Just as belief in God isn't one religion -- many different religions believe in God.

Look at the definition I posted again: "Moral relativism may be any of several philosophical positions". It's a major mistake to think that all philosophies which incorporate moral relativism are the same, just as it is a major mistake to think that all monotheistic religions are the same.

Mchenry, IL

It is not inconsistent. The school, the church, would be paying for medical benefits. It can't in this case. By making it illegal to refuse to pay for birth control and benefits for same sex couples it has put the church in a tough spot. It was okay to hire people regardless of sexual orientation. Now they are required to accept the marriage by providing benefits, I predict it will get out of the education and health care fields entirely. Good luck with that.

In the old days it was clergy doing most jobs in schools and hospitals. Single people. They didn't need contraception or benefits for spouses or either gender.

If he went to the school as a child and taught there for 12 years he would not have been surprised.

This is why the church speaks out on such legislation. Because it effects them. Just wait until two million student suddenly enter the public school system suddenly.

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