Relativism’s Vacuum leaves no Tangible Reality

At first, relativism has an appeal to the newly initiated. It presents what seems to be a loophole to responsibility and freedom from the ‘bondage’ of absolutes, but it gives us nothing concrete to grasp and only imprisons more those who enter its gates. Once inside relativism, we find its landscape devoid of meaning. Its charm dwindles while gaining momentum in self-contradiction. It offers little help in dealing with an objective reality, and there is simply no end to the abstract wormhole that relativistic thinking creates. If we let it take us far enough on its destiny-less journey, we will surely be left wanting and, at best, more confused than ever in the concrete.

Let no man deceive himself. If any man among you thinks that he is wise in this age, he must become foolish, so that he may become wise. For the wisdom of this world is foolishness before God. For it is written, “He is THE ONE WHO CATCHES THE WISE IN THEIR CRAFTINESS”; and again, “THE LORD KNOWS THE REASONINGS of the wise, THAT THEY ARE USELESS.” (1Corinthians 3:18-20 NASB)

Modified from my reply to a reader’s comment.


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