Sticks and Stones and Dignity

Human dignity has long been understood in this country to be innate. When the Framers proclaimed in the Declaration of Independence that “all men are created equal” and “endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights,” they referred to a vision of mankind in which all humans are created in the image of God and therefore of inherent worth. That vision is the foundation upon which this Nation was built. – Clarence Thomas

Religion as a Gift

Is religion really the problem? I’ve heard a number of leaders in Christendom say It’s not about religion, but a relationship. Jesus didn’t start a religion, he started a movement. Yet, the Old Covenant establishes a religion complete with rituals, sacred objects, sacred spaces and sacred days. Jesus didn’t denounce that religion. He denounced the …