Jeremy John writes at the Good Men Project:
I constantly meet people wherein we eventually have the following exchange:
(them) “Oh, you’re a Christian, doesn’t that make you judgmental?”
(me) “Any value system causes a person to believe that some things are right and others wrong.”
(them) “No, not mine. I don’t believe in Universal Truths. To do so would be judgmental. That is, I judge only those that believe in something. The ultimate wrong is to attempt to convince another of your own point of view. By the way, WTF, how are you a Christian? Hello, Crusades?!?!”
By this point I always feel thoroughly annoyed but I am glued to this same intellectual train wreck, as always, unable to look away.
In order to confront the great injustices of this world, we must first root ourselves in satyagraha, or, truth firmness. That is, in order to move outwards to change the world we must first know what we ourselves believe. Know thyself, as Socrates famously did not say.