No-cross rule a slap in face of God

The Washington Times Daily - - Opinion -

The Bri­tish gov­ern­ment’s decision to ar­gue at the Euro­pean Court of Hu­man Rights that Chris­tians do not have the right to wear a cross openly at work is sim­ply di­abol­i­cal.

Re­li­gion is a part of peo­ple’s essence and thus there can never truly be any to­tal sepa­ra­tion of church and state. Where this is tak­ing place, so­ci­ety is headed for an­ar­chy, chaos and dis­as­ter.

The cross is the sign of the Pas­sion, and at the same time it is a sign of the Res­ur­rec­tion. It is, so to speak, the sav­ing staff that God holds out to us, the bridge by which we can pass over the abyss of death, all the threats of the Evil One and reach God.

The cross dis­plays what is dis­tinc­tively Chris­tian. It is also a sym­bol of univer­sal love. It is the im­age of the Chris­tian rev­o­lu­tion, which has spread the idea of au­then­tic equal­ity be­tween all hu­man be­ings all over the world.

The most ba­sic Chris­tian gesture in prayer is and al­ways will be the sign of the cross. It is a way of ac­knowl­edg­ing Christ’s cru­ci­fix­ion with one’s very body. It is a vis­i­ble and public “yes” to him who suf­fered for us. It is a con­fes­sion of faith, a con­fes­sion of hope.

Let us fight to keep our re­li­gious signs and sym­bols from the athe­is­tic clutches of Big Brother in this Or­wellian age. PAUL KOKOSKI Hamil­ton, On­tario, Canada

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