Moral Facts…

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(Désolé, pas de traduction en Français aujourd’hui.)

I have done a few posts on the importance of values in our lives and in our society. So I was very interested when I saw this article in The New York Times explaining how many of our young people think there are no moral facts.

It seems they are being taught a simplistic view of life that goes:

Fact: Something that is true about a subject and can be tested or proven.

Opinion: What someone thinks, feels, or believes. Based on this way of thinking any value, any virtue, any moral teaching can be brushed aside as “just your opinion and who are you to force your opinions on me.” So we can tell our children it is not right to cheat at school. But what is right or wrong is just someone’s opinion. So I choose to think it’s OK and I’ll cheat.

If you are concerned by the lack of values in today’s society, please read this article, by Justin P. McBrayer, an associate professor of philosophy at Fort Lewis College in Durango, Colorado and talk to your friends and acquaintances about it. Loss of values is what destroys cultures and we are heading down that path unless corrective action is taken. Why our children don’t think there are moral facts


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