donderdag, december 04, 2014


“In Western society at large, the early twenty-first-century basis for most secular answers to the Life Questions seems to be some combination of personal preferences, inclinations, and desires: in principle truth is whatever is true, values are whatever you value, priorities are whatever you prioritize, and what you should live for is whatever you decide you should live for. In short: whatever. All human values, meanings, priorities, and morality are contingent, constructed, and subjective. In principle you are you own basis, your own authority, in all these matters, within the boundaries established by the law. … You can change the basis for your answers, as well as their content, at any time, any number of times, and for any reason or without any reason. You are free - hence, whatever.” (Brad Gregory, The Unintended Reformation: How a Religious Revolution Secularized Society (Cambridge: The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2012, p. 77)

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