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Dignity of God in an age of nihilism

A figure in prophecy by Michelangelo. Michelangelo appealed to dignity in his workis.

We often speak of the “dignity of man.” In fact we tacitly assert man is the only creature to which we ascribe “dignity”. We may love various animals, and we may even establish “animal welfare” organizations. But we don’t attribute to thoroughbred dogs and horses the sacred and inviolable dignity we ascribe to man.