We are moving toward a dictatorship of relativism that does not recognise anything as certain and that has as its highest goal one’s own ego and one’s own desires.” Pope Benedict often returned to the theme of “the dictatorship of relativism” during his pontificate. Even Pope Francis has taken it up.
The phrase is catchy. But it strikes me, though, that “the dictatorship of relativism” is a misdiagnosis of our age.
Most television bores me. I say this without pride, for it is not a virtue to be bored by anything. But I struggle to engage. So much it of it seems to contribute no enduring richness to life, to offer no sustenance for the journey.
I have listened to Tim Farron’s resignation speech at least four times. Mainly, it should be said, out of admiration, but my curiosity as to why he resigned as leader of the Liberal Democrats remains unsatisfied.