Postmodernism is globalism

It is what inevitably happens as people everywhere begin to see that there are many beliefs, many kinds of belief, many ways of believing. Postmodernism is globalism; it is the half-discovered shape of the one unity that transcends all our differences.

Walter Truett Anderson, Reality Isn’t What it used to be, p.231f.

But it’s a non sequitur (Latin for “it does not follow”) to say:

1. There are various beliefs 2. Thus, there is no way to determine which if any of these beliefs are true (or 2. It is wrong-headed to even think one set of beliefs more accurately comports with reality than any other)

Pluralism is a reality. But because there are counterfeit notes it does not follow there are no real ones.

Anderson’s prescription boils down to this (though he’s too much an intellectual to say it like this):

It doesn’t matter what you believe, as long as what you believe doesn’t matter.


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