People accuse each other of cherry picking sacred texts, as if the term was an insult. But for those seeking to honor the quest of the Bible writers or to raise healthy children within a Christian tradition, that is precisely the right approach.
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For poor people around the world, reading is seen as the means to a better life, a ticket into the 21st century and a way to join the global economy.
How quickly we turn brutish when we idolize the fears and angers of our ancestors or our own fear and anger, and thus give divine sanction to our darkest impulses.
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