Relativism vs Relative Thinking posted by John Sorensen on Sep 23, 2019
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Have you ever heard someone say, “Well, that may be true for you, but it’s not true for me? If so, what they’re really saying is that truth is relative. Hi, I’m John Sorensen, President of Evangelism Explosion International. This week on Share Life Today, we’re going to be looking at relativism versus moral absolutes. Let’s start by looking at the difference between relativism and relative thinking. They are not the same. Relative thinking helps us to create order and to compartmentalize our thoughts. For example, if I ask you if the Eiffel Tower is tall, you might respond, well, tall compared to what? If the standard is a two story house, we can now debate, using an objective standard. Relativism, on the other hand, states that the objective standard is unknowable, not-universally applicable, or is entirely useless. When sharing our faith, it’s helpful to know the difference. To watch a video tackling the objection, I don’t believe in absolute truth, visit us on-line at sharelife.today.