Thursday, September 21, 2006

your quiz for the evening

Look at these two comments:

1. Islam has a history of violence and currently represents a grave danger to Western civilization.

2. (uttered by the same person a moment later) Of course, Christianity cannot claim to have a pristine history of nonviolence. Witness the Crusades, or even modern examples of violence in places like Ireland.

QUESTION: Based only on the above evidence, would you consider Position [1 + 2] an example of moral equivalence and/or cultural relativism? Justify your answer. Send me an email.


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