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Why might “being made in the image of God” matter for human dignity?

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In the previous post, we quoted Steve Fuller referencing “the mind of this hypothesized God, in whose ‘image and likeness’ the Abrahamic religions maintain that we have been created.”

Why might that matter for public policy?Look what happens when you take it away: From a report from the expert panel on euthanasia of the “Royal Society of Canada,” chaired by Queen’s” “University (Kingston, Ontario,) philosophy professor, Udo Schulkjenk (an atheist):

Once the argument about having been made by and in the image of God is taken away, it seems impossible to point to some trait possessed by all humans, and only by humans, that grounds the attribution of dignity to them.

The rest, we are afraid, follows.

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