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Poll: Do you believe in human rights?
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What Human Rights?
#41
RE: What Human Rights?
Sure, you could argue it, but the god gambit won't strengthen (or weaken, really) the argument.  

What inconsistency?

Again, I've conceded that they do not exist in the sense that you are looking to establish (at least, no more or less so than my right to remain silent does)....but since that's not my point of contention, nor is existence in that sense required for existence in toto, nor would the truth of your summary speak to the possibility or consistency of human rights any more than it speaks to the possibility or consistency of my right to remain silent........I'm not sure why you've yanked so hard on the wheel as to be having-this- discussion now......I don't mind, I'll follow along...but it seems like you might be leaving a soldier behind.....lol?
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#42
RE: What Human Rights?
I'm all about everyone living the life they want to live, as long as whatever they are doing has no negative impact on anyone else and isn't causing massive irreversible damage to the environment.

I think that encompasses every human right there needs to be.
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#43
RE: What Human Rights?
(July 16, 2015 at 2:06 pm)Dystopia Wrote: I'm not defending that premise, it's what human rights proponents support ...I never argued that HR exist, I'm merely stating what supporters argue
My sincere apologies. I get confused when people present the opinions of others in their posts.

Well, it seems that some of the most ardent atheists agree with my earlier statement: Inalienable human rights are incompatible with modern atheism. So I guess it's safe to say that atheism is un-American.
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#44
RE: What Human Rights?
(July 16, 2015 at 3:06 pm)ChadWooters Wrote:
(July 16, 2015 at 2:06 pm)Dystopia Wrote: I'm not defending that premise, it's what human rights proponents support ...I never argued that HR exist, I'm merely stating what supporters argue
My sincere apologies. I get confused when people present the opinions of others in their posts.

Well, it seems that some of the most ardent atheists agree with my earlier statement: Inalienable human rights are incompatible with modern atheism. So I guess it's safe to say that atheism is un-American.

You say that as if being unamerican was a bad thing Tongue
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#45
RE: What Human Rights?
(July 16, 2015 at 2:35 pm)Yeauxleaux Wrote: I'm all about everyone living the life they want to live, as long as whatever they are doing has no negative impact on anyone else and isn't causing massive irreversible damage to the environment.

I think that encompasses every human right there needs to be.

The key question is who determines a "negative impact on anyone else"?  That is very subjective.
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#46
RE: What Human Rights?
(July 16, 2015 at 4:43 pm)lkingpinl Wrote:
(July 16, 2015 at 2:35 pm)Yeauxleaux Wrote: I'm all about everyone living the life they want to live, as long as whatever they are doing has no negative impact on anyone else and isn't causing massive irreversible damage to the environment.

I think that encompasses every human right there needs to be.

The key question is who determines a "negative impact on anyone else"?  That is very subjective.

I fundamentally agree, but probably not for the same reasons as you
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#47
RE: What Human Rights?
(July 16, 2015 at 5:09 pm)Dystopia Wrote:
(July 16, 2015 at 4:43 pm)lkingpinl Wrote: The key question is who determines a "negative impact on anyone else"?  That is very subjective.

I fundamentally agree, but probably not for the same reasons as you

And there is nothing wrong with that.
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#48
RE: What Human Rights?
In the most basic sense we do not have inherent rights. A 'right' is a concept that had its provenience as our ability to think and form ideas evolved. Because of this, rights are fluid and changing, just like morality. However when taken into consideration under a snap-shot in time, these rights may be defined as universal but a look at how humanity has developed can easily pinpoint how the idea of rights being somewhat of a shape shifter. We have rights only to the point that they can be thought of and granted by a community. 

I'm open to other forms of logic in the discussion though.  Rolleyes
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#49
RE: What Human Rights?
(July 16, 2015 at 5:33 pm)tonechaser77 Wrote: In the most basic sense we do not have inherent rights. A 'right' is a concept that had its provenience as our ability to think and form ideas evolved. Because of this, rights are fluid and changing, just like morality. However when taken into consideration under a snap-shot in time, these rights may be defined as universal but a look at how humanity has developed can easily pinpoint how the idea of rights being somewhat of a shape shifter. We have rights only to the point that they can be thought of and granted by a community. 

I'm open to other forms of logic in the discussion though.  Rolleyes

I find your view on morality changing or evolving very intriguing. If that is true then on what basis can we condemn any acts both existentially and historically. Do you believe morals are relative?
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#50
RE: What Human Rights?
(July 16, 2015 at 6:48 am)Nestor Wrote: Do you believe in human rights? What do you include in these? What is it that gives anyone a right? 

Remember, I DON'T mean legal rights. I mean something more, in nature, whatever that is, that entitles (is that the word I want?) a person to enjoy certain benefits, and that as a right it is others' duty not to impose or negate that right.

If you do not believe a person has anything like a natural, universal right, then how does that affect your beliefs/actions IRL circumstances when the issue of so-called violations (of life, liberty, property, etc.) comes up?

Personally, being a Christian, I believe the "rights" you are talking about are inherent rights assigned to us by God. Smile

If I did not believe these rights were assigned to us by someone higher, then I would not believe they were inherent human rights.
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