Read Leader Resource 2, What Torture's Taught Me, or the story, "Amy," which is excerpted from the resource.
Part of the role of both government and faith community, Schulz says, is "to save us from our basest passions in order to extract some semblance of worth and dignity out of the muck and meanness that infects our hearts." He disputes the idea that the worth and dignity of every person is inherent, and asks who assigns worth and dignity. Of the available options—divinity, natural law, and global public consensus—he believes that public consensus is the only viable option.
How do you respond to Schulz's story and his assertions regarding the nature of human beings? What personal experiences lead you to agree or disagree with Schulz?