Ethical Relativism

OCTOBER 15th - With so much of our consciousness evolving and changing, how can we know whether our values and morals are objectively true?

Everyone acknowledges the existence of many different moral systems in the world today. There are a many conflicting claims of what is right and wrong, good and bad. The difficulty is finding a valid standpoint from which to judge among them: whose values are better or worse, which system of ethics is true and which is false? What really threatens us is the thought that moral claims have no objective truth value whatsoever, but are all merely relative to the preferences of a particular time and place. Nothing is universally or absolutly right or wrong. Is our world awash in a sea of mere opinion regarding morals? How would one argue against the claims of moral relativism? Does post-modernity makes things better or worse?