G.K. Chesterton once said that when man ceases to worship God he does not worship nothing but worships anything. Some would argue that that anything is man himself. For when man ceases to worship God, he worships himself. And when man worships himself, he establishes safeguards to prevent against offending himself. One of these safeguards is political correctness. Man is afraid of offending his deified self, so he maintains that we all must be “politically correct.”
What is wrong with this picture? Man is paying to himself homage that should only be given to God. When was the last time we heard about the need to be religiously correct? Why do men so thoughtlessly offend God while taking every precaution not to offend man? Truly, a diabolical disorientation has been effected.
The solution here is for man to humble himself. Man is not God, and he should not fret over offenses against himself. In fact, sinful man has merited an eternity of punishments for his crimes. All of our efforts should instead be diverted away from ourselves in order to focus on ensuring that God is no longer offended. This is the correct order of things, and this is how we obtain peace. Do not be politically correct; be religiously correct. Do not worry about offending man; worry about offending God.