Ancient Judaism has a beautiful allegory: When the dirtiest beggar walks down the darkest alley in the world, he is preceded by a herald of angels, proclaiming to everything before him: “Make way! Make way for the image of the Lord!” Christianity believes that man was so special in the universe that God was born as man, walked as man, and died as man. This system of fidelity to human life is the only anchor which we have against the feralmask of nature. God plants, God culls, God brings forth life. When we reject that truth, we reject our own souls. After that always comes vast,numb, black evil.
~ Bruce Walker; Excerpt from The Diamond Anniversary of Dehumanization