Saul Alinsky, the father of socialist community organizing taught moral relativism in organizing in his book Rules For Radicals;
“An organizer working in and for an open society is in an idealogical dilemma. To begin with, he does not have a fixed truth-truth to him is relative and changing; everything to him is relative and changing.”
From Rules For Radicals, pages 10 – 11. By Saul Alinsky 1971
Compare Alinsky’s words to the Church’s words in the Catechism of the Catholic Church below:
2464 “The eighth commandment forbids misrepresenting the truth in our relations with others. This moral prescription flows from the vocation of the holy people to bear witness to their God who is the truth and wills the truth. Offenses against the truth express by word or deed a refusal to commit oneself to moral uprightness: they are fundamental infidelities to God and, in this sense, they undermine the foundations of the covenant.”
It is easy to conclude that moral relativism has no place in the Catholic Church. A second wrong taught by Alinsky and his modern day followers is manipulation. Specifically, of the Church. We’ll show you where that is in Rules For Radicals in the next post.
Peter L. Hodges Sr.