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Honoring the fallen on D-Day 2018

Daniel Oliver, Washington Times

Our civilization, our European civilization, was shaped by Christianity, from whence came chivalry, courtesy, constitutions, congresses and courts. It is a life guided by traditions, which is to say, by the wisdom of our ancestors, who were every bit as bright as we are and who were also shaped and governed primarily by Christianity. Those rights and traditions can be enjoyed by non-believers, but it is not clear they can be sustained by non-believers. What to do? One action would be to re-invigorate the Christian tradition everywhere, failing which — if that is a bridge too far — at least to recognize the role it played in civilizing the civilized countries.