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Living in the Shadow of the West

American society is a global society.  In addition to being a nation of immigrants, the technological advances of the last three decades have increased economic and cultural exchange between the west and the developing world.  The influx of philosophies and world-views into pop culture has had a relativizing effect on traditional morality in general and in education as well. Public schools teach all world religions as valid options, and even the sciences have come under scrutiny for being too objectivist. To hold to the theory of non-contradiction is a form of western intellectual imperialism. While the Eastern mind has room for nuance, it is said the Judeo-Christian worldview is rigidly black and white with no room for self-critique.

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