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Difor vart Knudsen djupt vonbroten over at Gro ein gong skulda henne for «fraksjonsmerksemd», ei nærast religiøs fordøming. Arild Pedersen | Ei sjølvrettferdig soge. - I: Dag og Tid, 16. august 2013
Goodness no more changes with time than it changes with space, geography, or culture. Historicism says it does. (Hegel is the main villain here). The historicist often silences proposals to arrest our moral decay with the cliché “you can’t turn back the clock”… When the clock goes wrong, that is exactly what you do, unless you are its slave. Instead of being master of time and servant of truth, modern man thinks he is master of truth and the servant of time—an illustration of the law that if you will not worship the true God, you will inevitably bow before some silly idol.
The argument that “you can’t turn back the clock” is very similar to the argument you always hear for fornication (and condoms) and abortion: “They’re going to do it anyway” (frequently followed by “you can’t turn back the clock”). This is an argument that is never given for anything unconnected with sex. Try giving it for racism, rape, or even smoking, and you will see how logical and consistent it is. Peter Kreeft | C.S. Lewis for the Third Millennium