is beauty really in the eye of the beholder? a look at relativism
December 4, 2007 7:44pm CST
I don't believe in relativism. It's just plain stupid. An example of that is the saying "Beauty is in the eye of the beholder." Oh please! There is no such thing. What is objectively true cannot be subjectively false and vice versa. Beauty is an objective part of reality, an objective truth. So one must see it objectively. Well, I just don't refer to beauty here. There are other things. Like when people say that no opinion is false. Yes, I know that everyone is entitled to his own opinion. But goodness! There are just opinions that are really false. Wherever you look at it, the opinion is just not right. I'll give you an example. If one tells you that killing is not wrong and then adds "Well that's my opinion," would you agree? You're stupid if you did. It's an obvious fact that killing is bad. You don't have to consult the law or the ten commandments to prove that. It's just against the natural way of things. That's why I really find it useless to argue with relativists, those people who think like this: "What is good for you may not be good for me and vice versa. It all depends on the person looking at it."