For example: you may read in the news that some dictatorship has rounded up some dissidents and shot them. You know this is wrong. Why?
For me the answer is that the dissidents right to their own life was arbitrarily violated by a strong man. The idea that this dictatorship as a form of government was the source of their rights is absurd. Rights belong to the people.
For example, I had beef and broccoli stir fry for lunch. I'll wager that you find this bit of information utterly trivial. Now if I told you I had roasted human and broccoli stir fry you'd probably be shocked. Why the difference? Could it be that you don't extend the right to life to cows but you will extend the right to life to humans?
For something that's "natural", it certainly took nature a hell of a long time to emerge.
Not "God." Who clearly, arbitrarily it seems, grants them to some people lucky enough to live under governments who respect those rights, and withholds them from others not so lucky.
"enlightened aspirations for proper human behavior" regularguy
My, how progressive of you. And where do you suppose those enlightened ideas come from?
It falls under one of the most ironic things I've ever read.
Combined w your displayed lack of historical knowledge earlier in this thread, kind of invalidates a lot of what you think. To an educated person.
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