The Relativists’ claim
This does not mean anything, categorically, nevertheless, there is the claim, mostly presented by many Relativists, co-opted from the Bible, that no one should judge anyone else, for in the same manner they judge others, likewise, they will be judged. They have joined this with another powerful rule which is not so much a rule when accurately analyzed; but, rather, an opinion that has gone awry, simply because it has not been subjected to critical analysis – that is, the more things become different; the more things become the same.
When used in combination, these two claims present a challenge against every rugged individualist that, if they should think themselves so haughty as to suggest that they can pioneer some new effort, or idea about anything, it is considered by these Relativists to be overly pious for them to think so; and, furthermore, bigoted, selfish, and the height of egomania to do so – as if it were criminal, in the same sense Hitler was criminal to have fashioned Nazism around his ego.
The problem with this claim by many Relativists leads to many problems which can be cleared up with one picture – a sunset.
A sunset, or a sunrise, is something that, once seen, witnessed, gloried in and, digested for what it is, is something that gives witness to a unique event – yes, I did say unique, as in, there will never be another sunset like it, no matter where you look in the world and no matter how many times you repeat the process. Each sunset or sunrise is unique, for many special reasons, but simply for just one – the feelings, emotions, history, etc. that a person brings into that event is unique. What the person is going through in their own very precise point in the universe, at any moment in time, is particularly unique to them at that precise moment, never to be duplicated again by any other set of uniquely collaborated series of events.
The United States Declaration of Independence is also a call to protect individuals’ rights to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness – and, the right to express oneself freely and independently.
No, we are all not going towards the BORG, i.e. some universal assimilation whereby we lose such individual liberties and freedoms!
Our uniqueness is a Divine Act, whereby God continues to develop an eternally rich and diverse universe, neverending and, always interesting just because of those very diversities. Let freedom ring but at least give thanks to God from which all richness in such flows.