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What Rights Do We Deserve As Human Beings? by Cogent(m): 7:54pm On Aug 01, 2012
I am not saying we don't deserve any rights, I was just thinking what exactly are those rights and why do we deserve them?
In a general sense, if asked to mention what some of those rights we might say:
1 We are entitled to equal treatment as long as we do not infringe on another's rights.
2. We are entitled to live safely and be our own person with our own possesions.
3. We are entitled to freedom of expression,

But are we are entitled to deserve
anything at all?
Don't you have to do something to deserve entitlement?
When considering our soceital rights, we find that they are something of an externally imposed doctrine composed by people who society deems fit to decide what our rights should be.
Furthermore, by what authority is divined the capacity for one to tell another what is suitable for them?
Do we deserve any rights? Why do we deserve them?

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Re: What Rights Do We Deserve As Human Beings? by PastorAIO: 12:35pm On Aug 02, 2012
What is the connection between Rights and Righteousness?

Who or What determines our Rights? Is it arbitrary or is there an Authority that determines it?

What is Justice? Why do we feel affronted by people earning more than they 'deserve'? Or by people NOT getting what they deserve?

Where does the sense of Entitlement come from?

Why can't we just look at life and say, 'well that's the way the cookie crumbles, live with it'?

Why do we have a sense of the way things OUGHT to be? Why can't we just accept things the way they are? Yes even with the 'injustice', 'travesties', 'inequalities', and all the various manners of unfairness we see around us everyday.

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Re: What Rights Do We Deserve As Human Beings? by DeepSight(m): 2:36pm On Aug 02, 2012
Pastor AIO: What is the connection between Rights and Righteousness?

Who or What determines our Rights? Is it arbitrary or is there an Authority that determines it?

What is Justice? Why do we feel affronted by people earning more than they 'deserve'? Or by people NOT getting what they deserve?

Where does the sense of Entitlement come from?

Why can't we just look at life and say, 'well that's the way the cookie crumbles, live with it'?

Why do we have a sense of the way things OUGHT to be? Why can't we just accept things the way they are? Yes even with the 'injustice', 'travesties', 'inequalities', and all the various manners of unfairness we see around us everyday.

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Re: What Rights Do We Deserve As Human Beings? by Kay17: 4:04pm On Aug 02, 2012
Maybe we aren't simple animals.
Re: What Rights Do We Deserve As Human Beings? by MrAnony1(m): 6:24pm On Aug 02, 2012
Pastor AIO: What is the connection between Rights and Righteousness?

Who or What determines our Rights? Is it arbitrary or is there an Authority that determines it?

What is Justice? Why do we feel affronted by people earning more than they 'deserve'? Or by people NOT getting what they deserve?

Where does the sense of Entitlement come from?

Why can't we just look at life and say, 'well that's the way the cookie crumbles, live with it'?

Why do we have a sense of the way things OUGHT to be? Why can't we just accept things the way they are? Yes even with the 'injustice', 'travesties', 'inequalities', and all the various manners of unfairness we see around us everyday.
SLAM DUNK!
Re: What Rights Do We Deserve As Human Beings? by MrAnony1(m): 6:26pm On Aug 02, 2012
Kay 17: Maybe we aren't simple animals.
Maybe we have value and meaning.
Re: What Rights Do We Deserve As Human Beings? by Cogent(m): 7:55pm On Aug 03, 2012
Pastor AIO: What is the connection between Rights and Righteousness?

Who or What determines our Rights? Is it arbitrary or is there an Authority that determines it?

What is Justice?
I think this is the question OP asked.
Pastor AIO: Why do we feel affronted by people earning more than they 'deserve'? Or by people NOT getting what they deserve?
Firstly, our cognitive processes and learning experiences lead us to decide on what the things people should deserve or not deserve. Empathy plays a role in our feeling concerned about these things and empathic feelings are rooted in neurological processes that activate the part of neuronal network which produces the same or similar state (of those we feel empathy for) in ourselves and these neuronal processes are believed to have been evolved due to the need for cooperative provision and the need for parents to care for their children.
Pastor AIO:
Why can't we just look at life and say, 'well that's the way the cookie crumbles, live with it'?

Why do we have a sense of the way things OUGHT to be? Why can't we just accept things the way they are? Yes even with the 'injustice', 'travesties', 'inequalities', and all the various manners of unfairness we see around us everyday.
We will not be able to improve our lives or solve the problems we have in them when we just accept things the way they are and don't attempt to improve them. Again, our learning experiences and cognitive processes are what help us decide what we should consider to be injustices, travesties, inequalities etc.
Re: What Rights Do We Deserve As Human Beings? by Cogent(m): 7:59pm On Aug 03, 2012
Mr_Anony:
Maybe we have value and meaning.
If we examine the whole thing closely, we would probably find that it all simply boils down to cerebral functions with nothing fancy about it.
Re: What Rights Do We Deserve As Human Beings? by okeyxyz(m): 8:44pm On Aug 03, 2012
Truth is: There is no right/wrong without authority. Yes! "Might is Right" It is by this might that you enforce laws and provide protection for the weak, and by this might you determine what any member of the society is entitled to. So, you wanna know what you deserve? Then Find out what the prevailing authority provides you.

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Re: What Rights Do We Deserve As Human Beings? by MrAnony1(m): 7:58pm On Aug 04, 2012
Cogent:
If we examine the whole thing closely, we would probably find that it all simply boils down to cerebral functions with nothing fancy about it.
Depends on how closely we examine the whole thing
Re: What Rights Do We Deserve As Human Beings? by Cogent(m): 10:55pm On Aug 04, 2012
Mr_Anony:
Depends on how closely we examine the whole thing
How can we possibly get closer after getting to the cellular levels?
Re: What Rights Do We Deserve As Human Beings? by MrAnony1(m): 10:58pm On Aug 04, 2012
Cogent:
How can we possibly get closer after getting to the cellular levels?
Oh there are atomic and sub-atomic levels beyond the cellular levels. We just have to keep looking closely
Re: What Rights Do We Deserve As Human Beings? by Cogent(m): 11:27pm On Aug 04, 2012
okeyxyz: Truth is: There is no right/wrong without authority. Yes! "Might is Right" It is by this might that you enforce laws and provide protection for the weak, and by this might you determine what any member of the society is entitled to. So, you wanna know what you deserve? Then Find out what the prevailing authority provides you.
1 Does any authority actually have the right to decide what an entire population of people deserve?
2. The prevailing authority is bound to be deficient in one way or another when deciding what the generality of the populace should adopt as laws/rights. If we know what the deficient/inappropriate laws are, are we allowed to ignore them and do what we like instead? For instance in Saudi Arabia where women can't drive.
Re: What Rights Do We Deserve As Human Beings? by okeyxyz(m): 1:45am On Aug 05, 2012
Cogent:
1 Does any authority actually have the right to decide what an entire population of people deserve?
Yes! Otherwise, it's not an authority.

Cogent:
2. The prevailing authority is bound to be deficient in one way or another when deciding what the generality of the populace should adopt as laws/rights. If we know what the deficient/inappropriate laws are, are we allowed to ignore them and do what we like instead? For instance in Saudi Arabia where women can't drive.
There is no universe where you can do what you like without the power to back it up. So, until you supersede the current powers, you have to be bound by it's rules. Sounds hash but that's life. No sentiments.

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