G. K. Chesterton says that every heresy is the exaggeration of one point of Catholic doctrine to the detriment of other truths. In this sense, liberal egalitarianism, which is the belief in a uniform equality of all individuals and peoples, can really be called a Christian heresy. It takes an element of truth out of context and stands it on its own. As such it is an error of defect, which understates human differences, just as racism, an error of excess, exaggerates these same differences.