Thursday, November 20, 2014

Britain's former Chief Rabbi...

...spoke superbly at the Humanum conference in Rome. Read  and watch here,

He defended marriage as the lifelong bond between a man and a woman, speaking with warmth, dignity, and truth:

"... compassion for those who choose to live differently should not inhibit us from being advocates for the single most humanising institution in history. The family, man, woman, and child, is not one lifestyle choice among many. It is the best means we have yet discovered for nurturing future generations and enabling children to grow in a matrix of stability and love. It is where we learn the delicate choreography of relationship and how to handle the inevitable conflicts within any human group. It is where we first take the risk of giving and receiving love. It is where one generation passes on its values to the next, ensuring the continuity of a civilization. For any society, the family is the crucible of its future, and for the sake of our children’s future, we must be its defenders."

1 comment:

Unknown said...

Three Cheers for Rabbi Sacks from Bethesda Maryland. The secular Christians and Jews who reign here need to hear more of Rabbi Sacks, for, at present, they appear to believe in 'nothing'.
It is anything but a "House of Mercy" here for those who say "It's Adam & Eve, not Adam & Steve". The USA is coming fast behind you, in the U.K., in terms of 'unbelief' in the Judeo Christian world view. Joseph Vincent Dolan, Bethesda