Letters to the Editor

Reality of the Absolute

Dear Editor: Congratulations to Father Lauder on his recent column, “Temptation to Relativism.”

When I was in college (University of Chicago, 1959-63), it was fashionable for students to say all human behavior was relative and that there were no moral absolutes. For those who were absolutely certain that there were no absolutes, I gave examples from the physical world such as the speed of light and absolute zero in order to suggest that there may also be absolutes in the moral and spiritual worlds that a reasonable person should follow.

Certainly, the Gospel imperative of God and neighbor is there.


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