The Conservatives’ Creed: Eight Lovely Christian Notions the World Hates (Part Six)

But let's assume, for a minute that religion is that which stands as the name of the walk to and by GOD. Let us assume, for a shivering second, that religion refers to the state of being groomed to be acceptable before GOD: the fattening of the lamb procedure, the series of steps that lead upstairs beyond the cares and spheres of natural life to the very edifice – that is – the presence of GOD in the present. Let's assume that; because when we do, we can boldly say that what matters is the sincerity of heart and purpose before GOD.

The Need for Identity in the Course of Christianity

Even though the message is greater than the messenger – but not the sender, who is GOD – identifying the messenger grants a subtle validation to the message. For example, the guiltless can’t speak of guilt in good faith just as the atheist cannot say that “GOD is good” and remain as they are.