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Forum Post: Embrace The Universal Declaration of Human Rights

Posted 3 years ago on Dec. 7, 2011, 4 p.m. EST by dealdoctor (148)
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As a Christian pastor for twenty years I asked my own small children early and often, "What is more important people or things?" Someone can memorize John 3:16 and Psalm 23 without ever learning to love other people who are unlike them. Idealisms of various kinds can overshadow the needs and rights of actual human beings so that they are marginalized or even killed in the interest of " the greater good." People then become a secondary commodity.

Money and things OR persons and their rights will hold the primary value in each person's system of value. After WWII many of the world's nations, so aware of the slaughter and dehumanization of so many people, signed The Declaration of Universal Human Rights.

The Declaration of Universal Human Rights is a wonderful document urging liberty, justice and dignity for all humans in the world. In an age where powerful financial, political and military interests are using their clout to bully people or to simply buy a political system that leaves ordinary people hungry, homeless and alienated the principles of this document highlight the fact that humans as humans have inalienable rights. Military, political, police and financial powers that trample on these basic human rights are anti-human.

We all need to sign on to its principles and seek to promote them for people inside and outside of our nations. All people simply as humans have these human rights. http://tinyurl.com/8mc59

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[-] 0 points by TIOUAISE (2526) 3 years ago

Hear, hear!

In my mind, you are not a "Christian", but a true CHRISTIC, i.e. someone who aspires to truly EMBODY IN HIS LIFE the essence of the message of Yeshua (Jesus).

The Declaration of Universal Human Rights is a profoundly christic document.

Christianity has so often BETRAYED that message that I wonder how people are still comfortable with using the word. The Catholic Church was, for a very long time, ferociously opposed to the very concept of human rights, just as it was against giving women the right to vote.