Friday, September 19, 2003

A simple refutation of the previous post

Student 1 says "Where you go when you die depends on your beliefs."

Student 2 says "I believe that those who believe what you believe go to hell."

Whose belief is normative? If belief can make something real, what if my beliefs are about you?

Relativism is so illogical that the only reason for its prevalence is its convenience. I'll put it in plain English: if truth is relative, I can screw anything I want. Since I want to screw anything I want, truth must be relative. (The argument is clearly fallacious, but that's the other benefit of relativism: you don't need to learn logic.)

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