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Q. 1. What is relativism?

A. 1. According to Rev. Leo A. Walsh, S.T.D., "Relativism is the attitude that all religions are basically the same. Distinctions are minimized and what is unique about each one becomes diminished to the point of obscurity."

[Source: http://bustedhalo.com/questionbox/if-i-dont-feel-that-strongly-about-catholicism-is-it-ok-to-dabble-in-other-religious-practices]

According to the dictionary at merriam-webster.com, relativism is defined as " a view that ethical truths depend on the individuals and groups holding them."

In other words, through peer influence, the abnormal can become the normal, the differences disappearing, to the extent that one is blind to the uniqueness of each faith. Consequently, any truth can differ depending on individuals and their environments. For this reason, they say that relativism is the view that there are no absolute truths or values.

Truths and values of two groups can be valid even if their beliefs oppose one another.

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