Moral absolutes: Judeo-Christian values, part 11

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Nothing more separates Judeo-Christian values from secular values than the question of whether morality – what is good or evil – is absolute or relative. In other words, is there an objective right or wrong, or is right or wrong a matter of personal opinion?

In the Judeo-Christian value system, God is the source of moral values and therefore what is moral and immoral transcends personal or societal opinion. Without God, each society or individual makes up its or his/her moral standards. But once individuals or societies become the source of right and wrong, "right" and "wrong" and "good" and "evil" are merely adjectives describing one’s preferences. This is known as moral relativism, and it is the dominant attitude toward morality in modern secular society.

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