Destined for Oblivion tackles many philosophical and theological ideologies throughout its story. Some of the general themes include the following:

 

Environmentalism – Advocates the preservation, restoration and/or improvement of the natural environment, and may be referred to as a movement to control pollution.

 

Moral Relativism – A philosophical position that is concerned with the differences in moral judgments across different societies and cultures.

There are several positions of moral relativism, among which include the following:

  • Descriptive moral relativism – asserts only that some people do in fact disagree about what is moral.
  • Meta-ethical moral relativism – asserts that in moral disagreements, nobody is objectively right or wrong.
  • Normative moral relativism – asserts that because nobody is right or wrong, we have to tolerate the behavior of others even when we disagree about the morality of it.

 

Eugenics – A social philosophy advocating the improvement of human hereditary traits through the promotion of higher reproduction of more desired people and traits, and reduced reproduction of less desired people and traits.

 

Supremacism – The belief that a particular race, species, ethnic group, religion, gender, sexual orientation, class, belief system, or culture is superior to others and entitles those who identify with it to dominate, control or rule those who do not.

 

Anthropocentrism – The position that human beings are the central or most significant species—particularly over animal species—or the assessment of reality through an exclusively human perspective.

 

Fideism – An epistemological theory which maintains that faith is independent of reason, or that reason and faith are hostile to each other and faith is superior at arriving at particular truths.

 

Ethnocentrism – judging another culture solely by the values and standards of one’s own culture; closely related to collective narcissism.