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.’
“Thatâ€™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 thatâ€™s why we Christians support the right to display them. Without that meaning, without Christâ€™s death and resurrection, the cross doesnâ€™t matter — and neither does our faith.
“This is the liberal cause: strip all sacred symbols and words of their meaning….”