- Theses of the Working group Christian Peace Policy, Reconciliation and Tolerance of the World Security Network Foundation -
The greatest danger confronting our world is moral relativismâ€”the great challenge to all traditional values, which ultimately denies every absolute value. No longer able to believe in God and without religious grounding, it clings nihilistically to pure opportunism and materialism.
The more materialistic our societies become, the more soulless they are. In prosperity lurks a spiritual vacuum.
The human brain has, of course, recognizable boundaries in thought, analysis and evaluation. There remain many inexplicable phenomenaâ€”a fourth-dimension so to speak that should humble us all.
We know that our cosmos has an end, however we cannot find it.
We know that there is love, although we can not measure it.
There are things which cannot be registered rationally and intellectually. This applies above all to absolute values which, through misanthropic systems of thought, either denied or even carried out ad absurdum as the practice of Nazism and Communism has shown.
The worst part of the loss of belief is not that people no longer believe, rather that they are ready to believe everything and to fill their spiritual void with everythingâ€”even the inhuman.
Humanity has a deep inner-desire for absolute values, not merely the material and transcendental.
In the absence of positive deeper values, emotions and inspirations, we surrender the world to the power of negative influence.
Only a spiritual, responsible elite can fill this spiritual vacuum and confront the dangers of moral relativism.