On “Absolute Truth”
First, let us state something banal, but necessary: Truth can only be absolute. If Truth is half, or conditioned, or contingent, or in any way limited, then it cannot be Truth.
Secondly, another banal consideration: no man can make his own truth. When people commonly say “I have the Truth”, it means “I know it, I have received it, and I am persuaded of its truthfulness”. More correctly, however, they should say “I know the Truth”.
We, the Christians, know the Truth, and this Truth is Christ. It is not only that Christ has the Truth. Much more, Christ is the Truth. And this is, as even Francis must recognise, no half truth.
It follows that he who follows, loves and defend Christ follows, loves and defend the Absolute Truth. There is no other way to put it: if you do not believe in Absolute Truth, you cannot call yourself a Christian; then Christ did not ask you for conditional loyalty to Him.
Therefore, to insult a Catholic because he thinks he knows, defends, proclaims, or in any way upholds the Absolute Truth – which, in this case, can only mean the Truth that is Christ – shows in the most blatant way that one has abandoned Christ, and has sold himself to the relativistic ideology so dear to our time.
When one thinks in that way, it comes only natural to him to call a Christian a “fundamentalist”. If you reject the very concept of (Absolute) Truth, anyone who upholds it must seem to you a deranged fanatic. But this is not because he is a fanatic. It is because you are godless.
Francis shows all the signs of the man who, if he ever believed in Christ, has stopped doing it a long time ago. His secular, godless mentality is so ingrained in him that he cannot avoid showing it in a very spontaneous and casual way every time he open his mouth and says three sentences in a row without a pre-approved text in front of him. He cannot even force himself to kneel in front of the Blessed Sacrament; but then he tells us that we should kneel in front of the poor.
Francis is wordly through and through. A godless relativist.
It is no surprise he hates talk of Absolute Truth.