In a previous post about rights, I touched on some ideas of nature/instinct not being a source of compassionate human rights. I also touched on instinct as being a bit of a tyrant as far as human rights are considered. In as far as the singular source, God’s government is the only foundation for rights to be built on yet, there is another problem.
This problem is the implementation of Human rights on a personal level in an imperfect world. In the past most cultures looked to family/tribe as being the most important unit in society not the individual. In the context of family/tribe human rights are counseled in group thinking not an individual. This recent individual development creates a conundrum for human rights and the directions they take.
For instance if I have a piece of (moveable) property sold to me and for some reason is not easily accessible for removal to my possession. I may have to access it utilizing someone else’s property. They may or may not allow me to get to the sold item. This creates conflict.
The legal system thrives on this kind of conflict. To protect people’s rights there are laws. These laws sometimes are in conflict, sometimes are unclear, worded in the most confusing method possible with few normal language speakers who can understand the law. This is where two individuals start duking it out with words in a court of law. Then more laws are made becoming more confusing, even to the intent of the law being reversed in a “legislation from the bench” change in the spirit/intent of the law.
Are laws intended to protect Human Rights?
Yes! You are correct in my rights, I said we have rights, I am additionally arguing that other people can take my rights away! In the United States of America, the blame rests on voters shoulders in the area of rights infringement. I am a voter, with this right, I have elected officials directly, or the elected officials have appointed officials to help govern the people. Therefore, it comes down to my vote and it is my fault! Maybe!
When I read or listen to the news I do not have to listen very long to discern there is a problem in the governing methods in this democracy (USA), in which I live and participate. Is the result of the election solely due to my bad choice? Or could it possibly be a fundamental shift in the thinking of” most Americans” and I am no longer in the majority?
This is how in a democracy by the people, rights are removed and given. This is why Democracy is not the best government for all people. Especially to those who have a strong self-interest and personal agendas. The more self and individual interests are involved the more corrupt government becomes. As the saying goes “Power corrupts. Ultimate power corrupts ultimately.” Coined by Lord Acton. This is the problem or conundrum I have alluded to in human rights.
Now what do I do with MY rights? How can I tame the wants in me to be a good citizen? Is there someone out there I can truly trust with my rights? By the way, I just got my rights, why do I want to give them away, even to a trusted person? Would I transition my rights if the person would protect human rights? In my arrogance of playing with rights and using them, do I know every single situation so well that I KNOW right and wrong in each situation? Am I unbiased and looking for the good of most in my application of MY rights?
The real problem: Now that I have rights, I need help on how to apply them properly for the good of all. Whom is trustworthy to surrender my rights to? Not me! No mere human has ever started a method of Government that has not drifted off the path of Human Rights to infringement of the rights for control.
Religion fails at the human rights defense too. There are so many rules to follow in religion, who can follow all of them? When you fail, we are doomed to hell. We can believe if we repeat life, with all the wrong baggage following us, then as we improve, make better decisions this time, our state improves we hope, then we repeat again moving to a higher enlightenment. Or we are living in a fake unreal universe “Matrix style” that we have no afterlife, If you follow this way the right way you may make it to enlightened life but, do not make a mistake or you will miss the light.
There are many more variations on religion too. There are so many rules of many different religions and so little hope unless you deaden yourself to no connection to people or things. All of these methods are the trappings of religion especially the ones called Christian with their many added man made rules.
There is an E PLURIBUS UNUM (Of many, ONE) Religion out there! No, it is not the most popular fad in “religiondom” on earth; However, upon completion of the promise given humanity through a promise to Abraham long ago, it was first called the Way. Even the younger brother of this man/God worshiped and believed who his older brother is. A worldly leader even washed his hands of the unjust judgment against this leader of souls.
What is this religion? Well let me tell you a bit more on the New Belief system before this One religion is revealed, however not to be a spoiler, it is a non-religion not a religion at all. Now, WHAT IS A NON Religion??? A non-religion is much what it sounds like a way of belief without a lot of impossible rules to follow know and remember to apply rules.
The Roman Empire identified the new belief system, I will try not to call it a religion anymore since it is a non-religion, as a form of atheism. Yes, atheism is a religion it has rules to follow or you are not an atheist! Therefore, atheism still does not identify the essence of this new belief system. The logic behind calling it atheism was and is sound, as I understand it.
The Roman soldiers would ask the new belief system followers questions like: Where do you have to go to worship your God? The answer would be we do not have to go anywhere we can do it right here. The next question would go something like this: Where are your temples for worship? The answer: We do not have any. To what city do you have to travel to worship? We do not have a city to one city to pilgrimage to. Well! Where is your God’s sanctuary? Our God does not live in a sanctuary built by hands! How about your priests, where they? We have no priests. Oh, your sacrifices, where do you do your sacrifices? We have no need of sacrifice to our God. What does your God look like? Our God is invisible!
The Roman conclusion after the series of questions, you serve in invisible God, you have no buildings to worship in and no priests. You have no system of sacrifice. You do not even have a city that is symbolic of your religion. Therefore you must be an atheist and you have nothing! Therefore, I find the reasoning behind calling these new belief system followers’ atheists. This is a logical conclusion to this information given. How would you identify this new belief system?
Believers and other people who knew the believers were commonly called followers of the way. Later the followers of the way now known as Christians. This is because the Christ adopted anyone who will believe in to His family. This adoption gives us complete adoption as offspring of God the same as Jesus Christ. The adoption then changed our names to Christ ones AKA Christians.
When the adoption happens in Christianity not only includes full and irrevocable membership in the family of God but also the righteousness of Jesus is added to each family member. What does all this adoption cost us? The cost is completely bore by Jesus on the cross and in his resurrection back to life therefore, this adoption cost us nothing. It cost God and incredible amount that I still find unfathomable to describe and completely understand. Nevertheless, the triune creator God did not hesitate to pay this price to adopt you into his family.
I now clearly identify the E PLURIBUS UNUM (Of many, ONE) Religion the true non-religion as Christianity. Christianity is the only major belief system I have read about in which the God who created the belief system also fulfilled the belief system laws and with no work from accepting believers. God freely gives access and full membership because the God who made the rules of the belief system came and paid the full price for membership at his own cost for each of his adopted children.
What does this mean? What it means is there is no work or activity that can be done to earn this adoption (no RELIGION). This adoption is a gift. As with any gift, you must accept the gift and open it, which is not a work. The opening of the gift is entering into relationship with God. Opening this relationship with an invisible God is the start, Belief in God also is built on something invisible called faith.
Yes, this offer is too good to be true. Yet it is the only safe course of action in the entire universe to take. The God of Christianity has proven over the course of humanity’s time that he keeps his promise. Even with insurmountable odds against him, he keeps his promise. God keeps his promise even when it hurts Him to the core; God still keeps his promise to you and me to all.
The gift of relationship with the eternal creator God is available continually as long as we draw breath and are able to call out to God. God, put this truth inside clay vessels and will honor your decision about His gift into all eternity, accept or rejection. God will keep his promise and honor your decision. Because of God’s proven unfailing rigger in keeping promises with humankind, I post the thought of surrendering my human rights to God for his safekeeping.
God knows when to apply a human right, and when to sacrifice rights for the good of humankind. God did give up his rights on the cross and in resurrection from death. God loves believers and unbelievers and is not prejudiced in his application of love and truth to humanity. As I learn to love my fellow human beings, I find both joy and pain. I find success and failure in interaction with people of all kinds. When I am wise and do not grip my rights in a situation, usually there is a peace that comes that I do not understand where comes from but it is wonderful.
In conclusion, yes I do have rights. I also have a place that is safe to keep my rights in God. Because I have given my rights to God, he helps me direct my rights and use them in a way that is good for all. At least when I am listening to God and his direction in the use of my rights! The rights dilemma is only a dilemma if you do not include and trust the God of creation with those rights. Just as a democracy does not operate effectively outside direction from the triune God because God is the invisible unifier and truly the original World Wide Web of connection and peace.
The further we fall away from God the more war, sickness, and worldly troubles will happen. The closer we are to God the more peace, kindness, and love will be present and rule the time of humankind. If you do not believe me, take a good hard look at history in its pure honesty not reconstructed to a point of view that excludes God.
The dark ages were dark because man was separated from God by human rules and humanities quest to be independent of God. The fall of the Roman Empire was not because people were becoming godlier but because they became more perverse and further away from God. You may have to dig to find the religious conditions of the times that parallel good and times and bad times in human history because it is so covered and obscured by people who hate God and are writing the history from a skewed point.
Sorry this one is so long. I really wanted it to be short but it kept growing and growing and growing. Please feel free to make any comments in question unclear points that I have. Thank you for reading. Maybe a helpful edit,,,, no! not a blank page either! LOL