Quote For The Day

"Jesus was not some Nazarene carpenter who was picked at random. He was selected and tortured in a manner that was designed to destroy the community carrying His message...Torture is generally used to attack and suppress civil society. This is why it is aimed at the monks in Burma, the political leaders of Zimbabwe, the playwrights of Czechoslovakia, the journalists of Russia, the students of Chile, or the union leaders of Uruguay. In this use, torture is a strategy to maintain the corrupt against the civic minded, the empowered over the disenfranchised, and the best fed in lands where most are poor and hungry. Torture is government by intimidation, horror, fear and division. It is antithetical to those who would create societies to flourish by loving kindness, justice, and inclusion," - Steven Miles.