Sunday, April 8, 2012

Love is stronger than death and fear... Giles Fraser :: The cross is a symbol of cruelty, not a club badge.


I can't see why a person should be banned from wearing a cross if they want, or indeed a Star of David or an Allah pendent (a common practice frowned upon by Islam). My issue with the wearing of a cross is not that people should be forbidden to do so, but that they would want to.

A better symbol of Easter is the empty tomb. It is not the murder of Jesus that makes Christianity distinctive, but His rising from the dead, through which God demonstrates the limited power of Roman execution. Love is stronger than death and fear, for which the cross was propaganda. But an empty tomb does not lend itself to a piece of jewellery.

Giles Fraser :: The cross is a symbol of cruelty, not a club badge :: The Independent


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