Posted 5 years ago on Dec. 7, 2011, 4 p.m. EST by dealdoctor
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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