Date of Award
Master of Arts
Dr. William Ritchie
Dr. Ernest E. Rossi
Dr. Alan C. Isaak
Masters Thesis-Open Access
The Moral Majority claims to be nonreligious but they are actually a very religious reaction against humanism and pluralism, fighting their battle from behind a facade of legitimate moral issues. Their reaction against humanism is due to their failure to distinguish properly between religion and morality. Their reaction against pluralism is a result of the fact that pluralism has been overextended and thus weakened, making it vulnerable to attack. In place of humanism and pluralism the Moral Majority advocates more freedom: freedom from government interference and freedom to solve social problems with "moral, spiritual" solutions.
The Moral Majority could make a positive contribution to American politics by reestablishing the relative pluralism of the founding Fathers and disestablishing the philosophy of absolute pluralism.
Kruis, James A., "The Moral Majority: The Fundamental1st-Christian's Fight Against Humanism and Pluralism in American Politics" (1983). Master's Theses. 1586.