How Long Is the Bridge to Postmoderns? (Part 2)
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What are some of the mental habits of our postmodern fellow countrymen? Painting with very broad brushstrokes, we can characterize the postmodern mind as skeptical of certainty (which we explored in the first article in this series), rejecting of moral absolutes (which we address below), and on guard against control (our subject for next week).
"Whatever": Moral Relativism
In an increasingly pluralistic society, it is hard to find consensus on which social construction of reality to believe, so individual experience is the primary tool for moral decision making. Doubting the validity of empiricism, logic, and authority, the postmodern mind values intuition.
Perhaps linked to intuition, the postmodern mind is open to the spiritual world. Having rejected naturalistic dogma, postmodernists believe that something is "out there" which is supernatural, beyond nature. Roof calls the Baby Boomers a "generation of seekers," ...