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Pragmatism – Your Children are Watching
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When the book, The Classic Treatment and Situation Ethics, hit the shelves decades ago, Christians went crazy. And rightly so! Its thesis was that some moral absolutes could be set aside in certain situations if love was best served. Others expanded on this idea to say the “rightness or wrongness” of a decision depends on the outcome. This new pragmatism became the new litmus test of ethics.

Before you shake your head in disgust at this philosophy, I think all of us Christians are guilty of some form of situational ethics. In fact, it’s a natural extension of consensual hypocrisy on which I’ve blogged the past few weeks. Here’s how it works, subtly in real life – in my life. (more…)

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