In Response to a campaign "Sorry"
Genesis 9:6, God said to Noah in instituting capital punishment, "Whoever sheds man's blood, by man his blood shall be shed, for in the image of God He made man."
This tells us something very important. It gives us the foundational principle of all human rights and all human dignity, and all other rules, commands, or laws that naturally follow, including the commandment not to murder. Humans are valuable in that they are image bearers. This distinguishes them from all other beings on the planet--or in the universe, for that matter. Human beings bear God's image.
Military helicopters had entered Georgian airspace from the north and subjected villages in Upper Abkhazia to heavy shelling shortly after 10 p.m. on Sunday, 11 March, Irakli Alasania, Permanent Representative of Georgia, said at a Headquarters press conference this morning.
A Tbilisi-based human rights group announced the launch of a public campaign on March 14 aimed at repenting, as the group put it, the Georgian side’s mistakes of the early 90s that led to war in Abkhazia.
Georgia's President Mikheil Saakashvili will present his annual report in the Georgian Parliament today. His speech is scheduled for the second half of the day. According to preliminary information, the speech will last for an hour and a half, and will address various accomplishments and reforms undertaken in 2006, as well as country's future development strategies and directions.