Skip to main content

View Diary: Do You Support Human Rights? This this Simple Quiz (271 comments)

Comment Preferences

  •  Of course i am for Human Rights (2+ / 0-)
    Recommended by:
    Seashell3, JDsg

      Human Rights by the United Nations is defined by ."Rights inherent to All Human Beings,whatever our Nationality,place of residence, sex, National or Ethnic origin,colour,Religion, Language, or any other status. We are all equally entitled to our Human Rights without discrimination. These Rights are all Interrelated ,Interdependent and Indivisible."  ohchr.org         i am a 64 years old and i have fought for Civil Rights and Women's Rights ...and Human rights since living in North Carolina in the 50's and not being able to ride on the same bus with my African American girlfriend to the same school!!! and being shunned for having that friend...Going into Sears and seeing Separate bathrooms. White Women--White Men and the one bathroom marked Colored. With my mom we marched for Civil rights. Eric, yes i am concerned with human Right violations present in the world today. You even say in this diary "In the Name of Religion" that is the operative word, much Violence has been perpetrated in the name of "All" Religions in the past and present. i do not know that much about Islam but my intuition tells me that Condemning one World religion over  another as "more inherently violent" is against human rights. It is How people "Interpret and Use" that Religion for their own selfish purposes. i do not believe in fighting Violence with Violence....yes i am a Peacenik. Non-Violence in thought word and deed i have worked toward all my life...and yes i have failed many times. i do not thrive in this kind of Acrimony...i have been physically nauseous and had a migrane since Thursday...and the only way to get out of this groundhog day is to Speak my Truth from my heart. To denounce a particular religion that "it is Inherently more Violent" by definition, i can not and do not believe.We are All Responsible for our actions and cannot blame religion. yes, i know the horrors perpetrated by people in the name of relgion....but in history other people of those same Religions have denounced the Violent doers at great peril to their Life. Thus we have Gandhi and Martin Luther KingJr,for instance.  i will continue to fight for Human rights and support that fight , but in a Non-violent way. This feels like fighting Darkness with Darkness. This is not the Unifying Light principle.Violence begets Violence, Fighting darkness with darkness only maintains the darkness. Shine a Light and the darkness is gone. in the words of Martin Luther King Jr " i have a Dream that someday ALL of God's Children will walk hand in hand in Peace"

    •  Oh look, the socks are talking to themselves (2+ / 0-)
      Recommended by:
      dnta, shesaid

      Listen, strange women lyin' in ponds distributin' swords is no basis for a system of government. Supreme executive power derives from a mandate from the masses, not from some farcical aquatic ceremony.

      by EdMass on Sun Jan 22, 2012 at 04:18:50 PM PST

      [ Parent ]

      •  Socks???????????....not me (4+ / 0-)
        Recommended by:
        JDsg, LaFeminista, qannabbos, poco

        i finally get the meaning of socks...you think i am Eric Allen Bell?  Google my name i am a 64 year old midwife in Tucson Arizona ...practicing for 30 years...Eric Allen Bell is 44.  i joined Global One Tv last summer and i liked the writing on there as they are different Spiritual people's work. i also saw his work about the Mulfreeboro mosque called" Not Welcome" where he defends the Muslims right to build the Mosque against many southern hate groups. so i was impressed and began to follow his writing which brought me here. i gave benefit of doubt because of his work and was very much surprised to see these writings. i have often agreed with him on the Violence practiced "In the Name of Religion" by many different people in their religions. I have NEVER agreed to go against a whole Religion and Call it Inherently Violent, and Founded on Violence. With that Logic you could say Christianity was founded on Violence also ...as Jesus was Crucified. i find these arguments lacking in Wisdom and compassion....and To go AGAINST a whole Religion...instead of calling out the Individuals who do Violence  and use their Religion as an EXCUSE to further their POLITICS....to Blame a Whole Religion to Me is "ANTI HUMAN RIGHTS" ....how much Clearer can i make it.  I even quote United Nations definition of Human Rights ...which includes All Religions. I think you are not believing me because i did not speak up right away with the 1st diary. i am sorry now. i see that on TAM "the American Muslim" website Sheila Musaji had hard time putting it together with the Eric Allen Bell of the documentary " Not Welcome" also. i thought maybe he confused or was not explaining correctly or what??? He Does say most do not follow their Religion's mandates to Violence?? i have since questioned him on FB and Indeed he does not just condemn Human Rights violations but the whole Religion. that to me that is a Human Rights Violation in itself.

        •  On that we can agree, well said (3+ / 0-)
          Recommended by:
          qannabbos, Bette Kibble, Unit Zero

          "Another world is not only possible, she is on her way. On a quiet day, I can hear her breathing." Arundhati Roy

          by LaFeminista on Mon Jan 23, 2012 at 10:01:51 AM PST

          [ Parent ]

        •  Heh (0+ / 0-)

          Basement Catscrystalball

          Listen, strange women lyin' in ponds distributin' swords is no basis for a system of government. Supreme executive power derives from a mandate from the masses, not from some farcical aquatic ceremony.

          by EdMass on Mon Jan 23, 2012 at 10:02:13 AM PST

          [ Parent ]

          •  Q rec? (0+ / 0-)
            * [new] Bette Kibble: (5+ / 0-)
            157 comments so far, and all but thirteen of them were in diaries by EricAllenBell. That's 91.7%. Unusual.

            'canter' is a horse's gait - 'cantor' is a horse's ass. - GayIthacan

            by qannabbos on Fri Jan 20, 2012 at 04:03:24 PM EST

            Listen, strange women lyin' in ponds distributin' swords is no basis for a system of government. Supreme executive power derives from a mandate from the masses, not from some farcical aquatic ceremony.

            by EdMass on Mon Jan 23, 2012 at 10:10:26 AM PST

            [ Parent ]

          •  And this? (0+ / 0-)
            don't forget Bette Kibble (2+ / 0-)
            it's a matched pair.

            'canter' is a horse's gait - 'cantor' is a horse's ass. - GayIthacan

            by qannabbos on Mon Jan 23, 2012 at 09:11:10 AM EST

            Listen, strange women lyin' in ponds distributin' swords is no basis for a system of government. Supreme executive power derives from a mandate from the masses, not from some farcical aquatic ceremony.

            by EdMass on Mon Jan 23, 2012 at 10:24:50 AM PST

            [ Parent ]

          •  LOL (1+ / 0-)
            Recommended by:
            qannabbos

            yes i know ...i admitted coming to Dkos because i liked his writing on Global One Tv and became a friend through that. That is why i read mostly just his stuff. i don't have a smart phone and in the beginning all i had was dial-up funky computer and it takes forever and i work as a midwife ---on call etc ...and other things to do...but now i have a faster computer and higher speed ...and he is banned ...i may read more diaries...i find many interesting and some of my other family reads and shares them,also.

Subscribe or Donate to support Daily Kos.

Click here for the mobile view of the site