Is Relativism Right Or Wrong Analysis

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Absolutists believe what is “right” is always right and what is “wrong” is always wrong; however, relativists accept that what is right or wrong is considered right or wrong depending on the individuals, groups, societies or cultures. Based on relativism’s view, “those acts approved of by society are good; those that are socially frowned on being bad” (Shafer-Landau, 2010, p. 183). They think we should not judge a society that favors the raping of young girls or women. If such action is socially approved in that particular society, it is a good thing (Shafer-Landau, 2010, p. 183). Even if a widely supported norm will be catastrophic to a society, it is the appropriate thing to do if it is socially accepted. For instance, if a military troop…show more content…
Since speeding on the Autobahn is authorized by the German government, relativists accept that driving fast on the Autobahn is the right thing to do even if people’s lives are at risks. Based on relativism’s philosophy, it becomes apparent that if the government decides to seize certain groups of people’s land or properties and leaves them on the streets, it is morally right as long as it is socially approved by the majority of people who are not part of that group. Also, they believe the abusing of animals are the appropriate way to act if a particular society approved it. That particular society should not be judged according to relativism. Relativists admit that, not correcting or spanking a child who is causing trouble in society is morally right if a group or a culture finds it not problematic. Though the relativistic view can be beneficial in positive actions that are regarded as right in most societies, it is totally confusing…show more content…
Those who believe in the existence of God, would definitely accept that actions should be judged using the Ten Commandments. Most of the human rules are adopted using the Ten Commandments. It is essential that actions should be judged using such Moral Law. If we are the creature of God, he created us with feelings, emotions and the ability to reason and gave us the Ten Commandments to make ethical judgments. They work intimately as one and can’t work without each other. God is an omnipotent being who sees, knows and understands everything. Those who have always questioned his Ten Commandments are those who consistently deny his existence. One of the Ten Commandments has said that we should not kill. We find that most societies agree with it though some people always violate such commandment. In reality, it is wrong to kill no matter what the situation (McGowan, 2016, p. 7). We should not steal is another God’s rule that most institutions, societies, and cultures recognize as a wrong action, even though most of us break it all the time. The Ten Commandments is fixed. We can’t live or function without God’s rule or the law. Trying to change or breaking them, will make us face the
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