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No Basis For Ethics

At one time, Francis Schaeffer says, he shared a platform with former cabinet member and urban leader John Gardner, during which Gardner spoke on the need to restore values to our culture. After he finished, a Harvard student asked him: “On what do you build your values?” Gardner, usually articulate and erudite, paused, looked down, and said, “I do not know.”

I repeatedly encounter the same reaction. When I have contended before scholars and college audiences that in a secular, relativistic society there is no basis for ethics, no one has ever challenged me. In fact, in private they often agree.

The Body, Charles W. Colson, 1992, Word Publishing, pp. 162-163