[extropy-chat] In defense of moral objectivism: answers to objections

Russell Wallace russell.wallace at gmail.com
Fri May 6 04:15:03 UTC 2005

On 5/5/05, John-C-Wright at sff.net <John-C-Wright at sff.net> wrote:
(much eloquently phrased wisdom, of which I quote just one paragraph)

> A pagan of the Nordic humor might disagree with my Christian conceits on many
> topics, and might want to burn my churches, but he hopes for Valhalla as I hope
> for heaven. My respect for such a ferocious and hardy philosophy is great. He
> and I both believe God hung on a tree, a sacrifice of himself to himself. I
> would much rather have the stalwart Viking at my back in a foxhole than a modern
> intellectual, who might run away if he decides that "courage" is not a value he
> choses to accept that day or hour or minute. I know at least that the honest
> Asatru will die with his weapon in his hand. So just take my word for it: I have
> great respect for men of other cultures. But I am in no wise a moral relativist.

Well put, sir!

- Russell
(An agnostic but not a moral relativist.)

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