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How Post Modern Relativism Affects Child Exploitation

In America today, most people have what's called a post modern worldview. Part of this worldview includes the idea of relativism. We like to think of right and wrong as being relative. What “works” for one person may or may not work for someone else. It’s a great way to make everyone who has different beliefs feel comfortable. Rather than actually seeking to find out what the truth is, we sit back and say “oh well, it’s all the same”.  Sometimes, this works out okay. There are general things considered to be good, like feeding the poor, sheltering the homeless, etc. This makes us all feel good, as it should. Then, there are general bad things, like rape and murder. This generally makes people feel bad and angry.

In America today, most people have what's called a post modern worldview. Part of this worldview includes the idea of relativism. We like to think of right and wrong as being relative. What “works” for one person may or may not work for someone else. It’s a great way to make everyone who has different beliefs feel comfortable. Rather than actually seeking to find out what the truth is, we sit back and say “oh well, it’s all the same”.  Sometimes, this works out okay. There are general things considered to be good, like feeding the poor, sheltering the homeless, etc. This makes us all feel good, as it should. Then, there are general bad things, like rape and murder. This generally makes people feel bad and angry.

Don’t get me wrong, I’m glad there is still some sense of a moral code, but relativism is like an acid that eats away at the foundation of any morality. For example, a few years back, the pro-pedophile group NAMBLA (North American Man Boy Love Association) came under fire after a pair of men brutally raped and murdered a 10 year old boy in Massachusetts. The men had literature and material from NAMBLA in the backseat of the car where the boy was murdered. A lawsuit was filed by the victim’s parents against NAMBLA, stating that their publications and literature incited their son’s murderers. The ACLU came to NAMBLA’s defense, and succeeded in having the case thrown out. A columnist stated that the case highlighted the censorship of unpopular speech about sexuality. So then, when NAMBLA publishes things like drawn pictures of naked boys (which by the way does classify as a type of child pornography) it’s not wrong, it’s just unpopular.

I’m sure this makes many people angry, as it should. However, people should not be so shocked. This is the American society we’ve built for ourselves. I have to admit that as a Christian, I think NAMBLA should be shut down. However, I have to be realistic as well and acknowledge that American society is entirely secular and increasingly liberal. I hate to admit it, but from the standpoint of a post modern relativistic world view, the judge made the right choice in dropping the lawsuit. I guess the real question is, do we want to live in this kind of society? I feel quite certain that the United States will never fully return to its Christian roots, but I do hope that stories like this will wake people up to where our nation and our world is headed. If we don't like what's happening, perhaps we should stop it.

One of the things I do love about this country is that ordinary citizens can bring about change. If NAMBLA is going to exercise their freedom of speech, then the rest of us should, too. Don't be afraid to speak out or even to vote based on your moral convictions. A saying we like at Child Refuge is: It is not the activity of the wicked, but rather the inactivity of the righteous that will destroy us.

09.20.2017 | Grant

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heather hauger
Tuesday, 01 March 2011

Wow, Grant. How incredibly backwards our society has become. Our heart's cry is for that awakening you wrote about. May God arise and defend the defenseless today...and show us what to do.

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Guest
Wednesday, 20 September 2017

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Deborrah Cooper said,
  Jill Watson, you sound delusional. You also sound very defensive, like a pimp at  
Jeannie said,
  how do I find out if my niece is lieing about being molested by my husband? What  
Bruce Nelson said,
  How about publishing it in epub format - readable on many other ereaders? Why?  

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