Today, President Bush claimed that Pope Benedict's visit to the US was a call to help us to "distinguish between simple right and wrong." He continued that,"We need [the Pope's] message to reject this dictatorship of relativism. . . . "
Sadly, what the President overlooks is that it is the relativists' view which holds that there is anything simple about distinguishing between right and wrong. In fact, on the relativist view, nothing could be more simple than right and wrong! Once again, the leader of the free world identifies complexity and nuance with what is bad, and simplicity with what is good.We're totally fucking doomed.