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John Calvin puts forward a very simple reason why love is the greatest gift: “Because faith and hope are our own: love is diffused among others.” In other words, faith and hope benefit the possessor, but love always benefits another. In John 13:34–35 Jesus says, “A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.” Love always requires an “other” as an object; love cannot remain within itself, and that is part of what makes love the greatest gift.
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What is a Basic Human Right?

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Thank you for the article. I think most people refering to Human Rights are basing it off the UN declaration, which I have linked below, and which is very different to the Biblical ones the article lists. Many of the things in the UN version are things easy to provide in the developed world, but not so easy in poorer countries since they require societal infrastructure. The article's Biblical ones seem more basic and universal because they work on an individual level and anyone can follow them.


Also democracy is by the UN definition, a human right (Article 21). It is interesting to note that people protesting against the outcome of a valid democratic election are actually breaching the human rights of everyone who voted a different way to them. There is no 'human right' to guarantee a government of their choice.

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That just shows that when unbelievers try to come up with a standard that is already in the bible, without using said bible, they end up using the collectively accepted opinion. And more often than not they fail in their attempt, and the rest of the secular world suffers for it.

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Article 12.

No one shall be subjected to arbitrary interference with his privacy, family, home or correspondence, nor to attacks upon his honour and reputation. Everyone has the right to the protection of the law against such interference or attacks.


Article 18.

Everyone has the right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion; this right includes freedom to change his religion or belief, and freedom, either alone or in community with others and in public or private, to manifest his religion or belief in teaching, practice, worship and observance.


Article 19.

Everyone has the right to freedom of opinion and expression; this right includes freedom to hold opinions without interference and to seek, receive and impart information and ideas through any media and regardless of frontiers.

Was the owner of the bakery in Oregon the victim of a violation of Article 12, Article 18 and Article 19 of the UN Universal Declaration of Human Rights?




Article 16.

(1) Men and women of full age, without any limitation due to race, nationality or religion, have the right to marry and to found a family. They are entitled to equal rights as to marriage, during marriage and at its dissolution.

(2) Marriage shall be entered into only with the free and full consent of the intending spouses.

(3) The family is the natural and fundamental group unit of society and is entitled to protection by society and the State.

Is same sex marriage a violation of Article 16 (3) of the UN Universal Declaration of Human Rights?




... Now it makes sense, look who wrote it: 1950-second-anniversary-adoption-universal-declaration-human-rights-students-un-international.jpg.6c629ae1ffd092ae9efb13d4c4f17509.jpg



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