The Cross – Not a Religious Symbol?

The Cross – Not a Religious Symbol?

So says the European Court of Human Rights!


“Christians believe that everyone is welcome at the foot of the cross — but we also believe with German martyr Dietrich Bonhoeffer that ‘When Christ calls a man, he bids him come and die.’

“That’s why Stanley Fish is right in saying that a crucifix can never be what the court called ‘an essentially passive symbol.’

“On that point, I wholeheartedly agree with him. Religious symbols matter because they convey meaning, and that’s why we Christians support the right to display them. Without that meaning, without Christ’s death and resurrection, the cross doesn’t matter — and neither does our faith.

“This is the liberal cause: strip all sacred symbols and words of their meaning….”

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