“I’m a Catholic but I’ve used birth control — and not just the rhythm method. My church has a teaching against birth control. Does that make me an awful Catholic? Because I believe and practiced that function during part of my life? I don’t think so.”
Governor Christie’s above remarks perfectly illustrate what is perhaps the most grave error of our times. In too many Americans’ eyes, there is no such thing as objective truth. Nothing is simply good or evil any longer. It is all relative–truth is subject to the individual. There is no higher law to which we must submit. The ultimate law in society is now ourselves. This is the very definition of liberalism, and Chris Christie has just perfectly espoused it.
Even the slightest use of logic should be enough to convince anyone that there must be an ultimate, higher authority to which we must submit. If each individual discerns his own truth, there can be nothing but chaos. How could justice ever be served, how could criminals ever be punished if they were simply acting upon their own personal version of the truth? The simple fact is that we all at least implicitly acknowledge a higher moral law every single time we admit that anything is objectively good or evil. We cannot escape this simple truth, and thus every adherent to liberalism is de facto hypocritical.
The truth is that there has to be a higher moral law that stems from something beyond mere human reason. The only possible option is a religion that was established by God Himself. Chris Christie claims to be a member of this religion, yet directly and intentionally contradicts its tenants by his actions. And unfortunately, he isn’t alone. The vast majority of so-called Christians who profess to follow the religion established by Christ Himself are nothing more than cafeteria Christians, picking and choosing the beliefs that coincide with their own personal version of the truth. These people are not actually Christians at all, but rather the exact opposite. Either we totally and completely subject our mere human reasoning to the higher moral and divine law, or we act as Pontius Pilate and scoff at the entire notion of truth. “What is truth?” Pilate mockingly inquired. Too bad his woeful human reasoning prevented him from realizing that he was staring into the very face of truth itself. Oh, how many Pontius Pilates we have in the world today. Oh, how many condemnations and mockings of truth do we have in the world today!