I did not intend to post again today. I am flying out shortly, but I have been listening to the Pope celebrate mass.
Regardless of one's views on Christianity or any of its sub-divisions, the faith offers two great liberating truths.
The first, in the old words, is forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us.
There are two legs here.
One leg is forgiveness of our own weaknesses, faults and sins. This allows us to put our past aside, to try to do better. The second leg is to treat others in the same way.
The second great liberating truth is to treat thy neighbour as thyself. So as you judge, shall you be judged.
One can argue detail. For example, these two truths do not stop one arguing against injustice. Indeed, they almost require it.
In all, its not a bad basis for a faith.