Having said this however I think that there is a lot more that should be looked at in our society. My personal belief is that our modern culture is not just 'another culture among the wider mosaic'. That is often how we as Orthodox interpret this. I would suggest though that what we are living amidst is more the conditions of a cultural/social/religious revolution where civil society defines all core values. This places religion and the Orthodox Church in particular into an unprecedented role since the underlying assumption is that a Christian or religious vision can no longer (even legally) define the society we are part of. My own thought is that this places us in an unprecedented situation in which belief is a 'niche' choice. This obviously affects us in profound ways but we rarely look carefully at this question. Instead we posit two extremes: Orthodoxy is called to adopt and transfigure the culture it finds itself in or it radically rejects the culture it is part of. Personally I am uneasy with both of these approaches in the conditions we presently find ourselves in. Although it could be that it is good & proper to cherry pick among several of the values found here and to modify them according to need. Thus tolerance can be modified from 'anything goes' to a form of charity or care for others.
In a sense then what we are doing is allowing that society places us as Orthodox into a very odd situation where personal choice will always appear relative no matter what. But along with this we can employ what is available within our society and use it to good purpose (eg the internet is an expression of the fragmentation of the traditional community; but paradoxically it can be used to bond kindred spirits within that fragmented community). Like the children of Israel making off with the jewels of Egypt we also can make good use of what surrounds us if we are creative enough in mind & heart.
This reminded me of two quotes in that post:
Initially, on one hand, I think it is noteworthy to consider the words of Pope Benedict XVI spoken in his first public address after being elected (being the good German theologian that he is), "We are moving towards a dictatorship of relativism, which does not recognize anything as definitive and has as its highest values one's own ego and one's own desires." But, on the other hand, Jürgen Moltmann, who is also no stranger to the halls of Tübingen, provides a theology of hope in his work, In the End, The Beginning, when he writes, "Creative powers are awakened at every age, when new possibilities emerge and if they are recognized as such. In this sense we are always standing at the beginning."
I wasn't sure there was much more to say after Owen's post above, but I maybe there is?