A Society Haunted by Christianity (II)

“It is simply the case that we distant children of the pagans would not be able to believe in any of these things [i.e. altruism, social justice]–they would never have occurred to us–had our ancestors not once believed that God is love, that charity is the foundation of all virtues, that all of us are equal before the eyes of God, that to fail to feed the hungry or care for the suffering is to sin against Christ, and that Christ laid down his life for the least of his brethren.” -David Bentley Hart

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