Fundamentalism or Relativism

Benedict XVI, the new Pope, showed a critical thought.

"Having a clear faith, based on the creed of the church, is often labeled today as fundamentalism," he said at the Mass. "Whereas relativism, which is letting oneself be tossed and 'swept along by every wind of teaching,' looks like the only attitude acceptable to today's standards."
Cardinal Ratzinger has often criticized religious relativism, the belief - mistaken, he says - that all beliefs are equally true.
"We are moving toward a dictatorship of relativism which does not recognize anything as for certain and which has as its highest goal one's own ego and one's own desires," he added. (link)

Relativism is my only option actually. I would not judge you for doing a wrong thing because having a different opinion or belief from me. I like to make friend with anyone but the idiot, because my relativism does not apply for a person who is too deficient in mind to be capable of rational conduct.

Being a fundamentalist? I don't think so. Concerning also my cosmopolitanism view lately, it's hard for me to accept that. I just got the spirit though, but not the application.

In fact, I'm a Christian-born Indonesian who has a bunch of Christian and Moslem friends and tries to socialise with the local churches in NZ. At the moment, I try to understand what is in the mind of people who naturally adopts agnosticism and secularism. It's a common phenomenon in here.


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