Ooh, I like that!
The thing is, we need to be strong in our own identity to allow others to question who we “think” we are.
This is also why the United States needs to retain its foundation as a nation that recognizes God. This is the only foundation that gives the individual a voice while recognizing the whole as valid and strong.
Please allow me to share my perspective on this. I respect that you may not be of like mind and truly, that is fine.
I believe that we can be strong in our own identity in the atonement, as I understand it.
I believe the atonement that Jesus was trying to teach gives us that. (And it has nothing to do with sacrifice, punishment, failure, or death, except to say there is no such thing for any of us.)
The construct of atonement places us on the same playing field or the same page because we acknowledge that an error cannot harm us and that we all have a voice given to us by a Creator who delights in each of us as Himself.
*I am a student of many philosophies, including Christian theology. My current studies have me entrenched in A Course In Miracles which I see differently than those who have taught it publicly in the past 50 years because I do believe that the same man that walked as Jesus of Nazareth inspired the work and that he recognizes God as His Father and as mine. And that Jesus sees us all as the unified identity of Christ.