To the editor:
In a recent letter, Bruce Springsteen said that in morality people make "two stupid mistakes." First, that of "an absolute cosmic force" (God). Second, thinking morality is "purely personal preference." His alternative is his personal preference of social constructs.
Where is the logical position between robust theism and utter nihilism? Not all who have held those views are stupid. Rather than a social construct being self-evident, social constructs for morality turn out to be a majority view of self-relativists. Taking his position to its logical end, there is nothing that Hitler did that was wrong. Societal standards do not lead us to morality, but legal immorality. This is so clear in America's fall today.
The only position that can answer the cry of the human heart and mind is that of theism. No other position tells us what morality is and provides an oughtness to them. Individual and societal relativism are the same thing and cannot provide any real standard or oughtness for morality. This is why the dogma of evolution will never satisfy the human soul. In terms of meaning and morality, it is logical nihilism.
All that reason can design against design will never convince a thinking human being against design. If our rationality had not been designed, then all we think and do is irrational. Morality cannot be designed by a nondesigned humanity. Professor Krishtalka teaches evolution and the morality of environmentalism at the same time. What teaches him what is immoral? It shows that God created him.