Monday, December 07, 2009

Truth Decay

In two national surveys conducted by the Barna Research Group the following was found:

  • By a 3-to-1 margin (64% vs. 22%) adults said truth is always relative to the person and their situation.
  • 83% of teenagers said moral truth depends on the circumstances, and only 6% of said moral truth is absolute.
  • Just one out of ten of our country's born again teenagers believes in absolute moral truth - a statistic that is nearly identical to that of non-born again teens.
  • The alarmingly fast decline of moral foundations among our nations young people has culminated in a one-word worldview: 'whatever.' The result is a mentality that esteems pluralism, relativism, tolerance, and diversity without critical reflection of the implications of particular views and actions.
Very sad.

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