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by on December 24, 2014

LTKEBrGTaThe message (of the incarnation) was as clear as it was revolutionary: the poor could be loved by God as much as, or more than, the rich.  The crippled, diseased, women, sinners, were all to be valued. 

Wealth and social status were not to be seen as indicators of God’s favour.  

The idea that all might be equal before God led directly to the idea that all might be equal on Earth as well.  It was Jesus, and Saint Paul’s Epistle to the Romans, that gave rise to the concept of human rights.  Nowhere in the world, and in no religion, had human rights taken root before this.

 – Bill O’Chee in WA Today

 

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