The Bondage Found in Unbridled Liberty

We live in a day and age when people think they should be able to do whatever they want, regardless of the consequences. In fact, many times the consequences are ignored as people embark on the quest for the ultimate pleasure and fulfillment. Conscience is dismissed and guilt is explained away. There is an answer for every objection to such a way of life. But in the end, the person tends to be more frustrated in their question than when they began. Why is this?

Perhaps it is because moral boundaries exist for a reason, and breaking down such walls violates what is true and right. G.K. Chesterton said that we should never tear down a fence until we learn why it was put up in the first place. Tearing down moral boundaries does not excuse behavior. Saying something is okay does not make it so.

Eliminating an absolute standard of right and wrong only promotes rebellion and anarchy, not true freedom. Rewriting morality actually creates bondage because it builds up a wall of lies around unbridled behavior. The lies are that everything is permissible if it’s what you really want to do, you get to make up your own truth and any guilt you feel has been imposed on you by right-wing society, not by anything definite in the way of violating a moral law. So living without a standard binds the person in lies.

True freedom is found in living by what is true. Liberty can be found in nothing else but the truth.

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