There are those who blame Christianity for placing hurdles on scientific pursuit. This is pure bunk. Christianity, even in the case of Galileo, has spurred scientist to seek the truth. True, the Church has had to examine carefully some of the claims of scientists, but never has the Church deliberately and intentionally discouraged scientific research. Even the Vatican has its own large observatory and a department for scientific pursuit.
If we were to follow the logic of those who propose the idea that there is no absolute truth or that truth is relative to what we personally feel, we will inevitably create a culture of chaos and rot, that same kind of chaos and rot that brought down the Roman Empire in its pagan form. Neo-paganism now has replaced Christianity and Judaism in our Western Culture. It embraces a view that anything goes. What Christians understood to be immoral for 2,000 years, now in this enlightened age is considered good. Love is considered a feeling, not a decision or obligation. Marriage is no longer considered sacred between a man and a woman. Human life is disposable. Assisted suicide is understood as doing humanity a favor by getting rid of a life that is diseased or defective. Sex is no longer understood to be sacred. Thanks to pornography we have millions and millions of people obsessed with bodies rather than temples of the Holy Spirit. Amazing, isn't it?
When St. Paul evangelized Asia Minor, Greece and Rome, he brought with him the message of the Good News. The idea of a Savior who died, was buried and rose on the third day gave hope to the pagans, who had basically no hope in the afterlife. In their estimation, this life was it. "Eat, drink, and be merry." Christianity's message is still the same. We must have hope in the resurrection of the dead and life everlasting. Jesus said, "I am the Way, the Truth, and the Life." Is there any other way, perhaps? But, Christianity proposes a way of life that is directed toward the truth.
We can continue to argue that absolute truth does not exist. We can continue to say that religions are only the constructs of nations and cultures. We continue to say that science is impeded by the clerics of the Church. But, really folks, where does this lead us to? In my estimation, it leads to a very depressing outlook on life. You may disagree with me on this, but I truly think Christ Jesus and His Gospel message are the answer to our world, not the secularists.