4th August 2012

“While citizens and states can have differing views of human rights, these differences should be negotiated politically and not in the name of God because God has not authorized any of us to impose our will on anybody else, except ourselves.”

Abdullahi An-Na'im

4 Responses to “4th August 2012”

  1. Capt'Z Says:

    Corollary – Majorities should never be allowed to vote on the civil rights of minorities.

  2. Sinjin Smythe Says:

    Our will, no matter how we attempt to attribute it to god, remains our will. Imposed upon another in the name of god is a lie. No one needs to know god, or to believe in god, to understand this. Were god to exist and operate in this fashion he would not be worthy of devotion. Spreading the gospel, the word of god, is an imposition, not a holy mission. There are two sides to every coin, and though you are certain in your belief of the all mighty, the other side of the coin is that others are not. Even though you believe your mission is sanctified by god, others don’t believe in god. As much as you want to share your faith, others want you to stop being such a needy panty-waist and shut up about that nonsense.

  3. Kittie Aldakkour Says:

    Do any of you watch the “Mr. Deity” series of little comedic sketches? They are so clever and funny because they play out christian beliefs and ideas about god, religions, and the afterlife… also biblical stories are discussed all from the perspective of god himself and the characters of the bible – along with one of my favorite characters, Lucy, a woman who plays the role of Lucifer…

  4. archaeopteryx Says:

    Yes I have seen and enjoyed “Mr Deity”. Great stuff!