The dilemma of a generation who cannot distinguish right from wrong, and denies the existence of an absolute truth - truth applicable to all peoples throughout all ages - has been slowly eroded by cultures ever increasing support for humanistic theology. Just below the surface there is an underlying assumption that begins within the household. I dare not cast the blame upon parents, but I do suggest that they are unwittingly contributing to the failed dissemination of morals from one generation to the next.
Kids spend more time with their Music and T.V. super stars than they spend in meaningful dialogue with a parent. Even this, though, is not the issue I want to address.
Parents have placed an unfair burden (rather an undiscerning faith) upon schools, teachers, and even Christian Youth Leaders, stating that it is their job to distill proper moral judgement. As a teacher myself, I gladly jump at the opportunity to speak truths to the hearts of my kids, but then again, my parents did a pretty bang up job passing on good moral judgement, and an understanding of absolute truth.
The issue isn’t in the idea of teaching absolute morality in school, (which is a no brainer, we should be doing this) but instead it has to do with parents assuming that teachers are in fact passing on good moral judgement, and then not teaching right from wrong within their own homes! The assumption that “its their job” or “their responsibility” has left a generation crippled in their search for truth in a world dominated by moral relativity.
Absolute Truth has taken a back seat as Man aims to justify his actions, ultimately overlooking their consequences. The very fact that we feel the need to justify actions that are questionable, and most likely “wrong”, indicates that we do not believe that there is an Absolute Truth; that there is no moral code of conduct for all people, in all places, for all times.