Wednesday, November 18, 2009

The Right to Life is a Human Right

This week I wanted to focus all my attention on the ridiculously confusing health care debate considering the House of Representatives narrow accomplishment last week. I planned to begin my non-intellectual analysis by asking the question that’s getting a lot of media play these days:

Is health care a human right?

While thinking about the question…and my answer (H*ll no!) I decided to look for a human right definition. Here is what I found. It actually mirrors my understanding of what so many people around the world lack. Including the United States!

The basic rights and freedoms to which all humans are entitled, often held to include the right to life and liberty, freedom of thought and expression, and equality before the law.
–Dictionary.com

Health care, TANF, Welfare, and other social services are not mentioned.

This definition also got me to thinking about “the right to life”. What does that really mean when life is snuffed out so freely? When a child’s life is of no importance? Not valued?

N.C. Police Charge Mother in Missing Girl Case - Local News News ...

“Right to life is a phrase that describes the belief that a human being has an essential right to live, particularly that a human being has the right not to be killed by another human being.”

If you are wondering where I am going with this, note that I used the word “wanted” in the first paragraph. First sentence.

I can answer all the Sunday school questions related to ‘life’. Who is the giver of life? God. Who is in control of life/humanity? God. Both questions are predictably answered with God. You can read that…You probably have an identical answer.

God in all his useless magnified glory and reverence is the giver of human rights. He provides us with initial freedom and liberty. So says the Sunday school teacher! But, where is His protection after ‘injecting us’ (we did not ask to become terminal creatures) into His fragile and now doomed world?

As an agnostic believing adult, I must admit that I do not require God’s protection. However, my expectation for a child’s protection is paramount! With this understandable expectation, we must acknowledge that security for our children is absent. The news story above is only one justification for my belief.

God is missing. Unavailable when a child or any innocent man/woman is brutalized by one of His creations? Think about it. God created the very being that takes life?

Many of you who have been with me on this spiritual and theological journey may be asking, ‘Why does Brian emotionally torture himself with this? Why can’t he just accept that God’s job was completed on that seventh day?’ So says the Sunday School Teacher!

I can’t get there. To that understanding: Intellectual Dead end…when we need the essence of our human rights preserved:

The Right to Life

We do not have a ‘right’ to life/live when life is drastically vulnerable. Easily taken away from our future, children. Not sure why I require so much explanation considering God, Himself, sanctioned the murder of The First Born…So says the Sunday school teacher!

As we think about if we deserve an expensive service, health care, as an entitlement please think with me:

Why did God create us if He knew we would face evil and unpreventable atrocities?

There is no purpose in this that I can obtain from a Sunday school teacher. Well, there may be ‘something/somebody’ responsible, The Elusive Devil, is at work again:

http://news.mync.com/site/news/story/44291/amber-alert-authorities-search-for-missing-5-year-old-girl/


“We don’t know what happened – but we know the devil did this.”

I guess I will do what I and others have always done: Seek God…and Blame the Devil. We definitely ain't shaming him. Satan in full control!

I am done for now...

Written by Brian E. Payne. Inspired by a victim of God’s inaction, Shaniya Davis.

14 comments:

Muata, The Shadow, The Black Rebel said...

Reader Response:

I can't address the purpose of your commentary - but I have a lot to say about that hound dog for a mother.

-DM

Muata, The Shadow, The Black Rebel said...

Reader response:

It makes me sick to my stomach to hear stories like this involving kids. Here we got someone that did not deserve to be a parent. I have to read the full story but stoning her will not do. Im sure there’s oak tree in rural NC with a rope waiting for her.

-DM

Muata, The Shadow, The Black Rebel said...

Reader Response:

Trust me... the guilty ones in this will get theirs. That precious baby. Rest her soul. I'm done!

-SR

Muata, The Shadow, The Black Rebel said...

Reader Response:

To answer your question:

No god---thats why!!

-TK

Muata, The Shadow, The Black Rebel said...

Reader Response:

This makes me want to support the death penalty or corporal punishment even though I have reservations about the death penalty. This is horrible and horrible mother. The girl did not even have a chance. Lord, have mercy!

-SP

Muata, The Shadow, The Black Rebel said...
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Muata, The Shadow, The Black Rebel said...

Muata Responds:

I am pissed off at God. He has not lived up to the expectations. His purpose. We really need to examine what we 'believe' God's purpose is/what the bible and preachers say He is supposed to do for us. How He is suppose to help us.

If our 'leaders' are not adhering to their self proclaimed or acquired script/duty/job/purpose: What do we do?

We 'terminate' them!

God needs to receive some walking papers.

I really do believe most of us are afraid to call God into question. Challenge what the good book says about Him. If you read it from front to back, God actually is living up to His biblical role which was in many cases negative...An aloof Being that responds out of His jealousy, radically violent retribution, self-centeredness, and stubbornness. I can go on and on about this God that we neglect to study with critical mindsets. God is only loving because we made Him out to be via vacation bible school and church. We need Him to be. For some this is all they have! But, for the most part, this God was a Hell of Guy! I challenge you to go back and read about Him. Also, what type of 'Comforter', who we are told won the battle with Lucifer, allows kids to be massacred?

I ain't the bad one. God is...

Atheist may be on to something??????

-Muata

Muata, The Shadow, The Black Rebel said...

Reader Responds to Muata:

I am with you on that. I've been saying the same thing for a while now to those self-righteous ones who consider the sprinkles of goodness that befalls them as being God favored, while there are innocent children being murdered, shot, burned alive, thrown up against walls, sold into prostitution, etc.

So, yeah, I'm riding with you on this one. God must adore macabre displays involving defenseless children, because the shit happens every day.

-NAY

Muata, The Shadow, The Black Rebel said...

Reader Response:

You know that to question God is considered TABOO............................................. I challenge you to question MANKIND on this one.

-PM

Muata, The Shadow, The Black Rebel said...

Muata responds to PM:

Great point.

Mankind comes from God. What does that make God? A creator of a mammal that destroys everything it touches? I refuse to excuse God. If I do it means that I have to believe that He created mankind with doom in mind. What type of loving God does that? Actually, it is sadistic.

Again, what type of God allows for children to be raped, turned into prostitutes, etc.? Yes, mankind is responsible for the act/behavior - but no divine intervention? We claim God intervened to help us get a job or get that Mercedes - but no intervention for the girl pictured in the attached photo? Look at her...and then, ask: Where were you God when some fool sold her into prostitution? Where were you when she was killed?

No one can answer with legitimate conviction and understanding. No one. Why? Because most people who call themselves Believers do not understand why they believe. They believe because they spiritually weak. Need to believe to get into heaven. No offense to anyone.

-Muata

Muata, The Shadow, The Black Rebel said...

Reader Responds to Muata:

I second that motion.

-NAY

Muata, The Shadow, The Black Rebel said...

Reader Response:

maybe atheists do have the right idea!!!!

-TK

Muata, The Shadow, The Black Rebel said...

Reader Response:

i have questioned god many times. i know that's a road we are kinda steered from because of the repercussions that are supposed to result from such challenges, but i got some concerns with god. people often say, "god is good," when good things happen to them. another one i hear a lot "god is an on time god". i beg to differ.

when i think of all of the people in this world starving to death, i don't understand how we can be so selfish as to believe that god is an on time god. how long do starving children and families have to wait for food and water? where is god for these people? i have a friend whose parents passed away. my friend was a regular church goer and a serious christian. when her parents died, she said she questioned god because she didn't understand why god would take her parents from her. she gave testimonies of what great people her parents were (and they were). i asked her if that was the only time she questioned god and she said yes. i found that disturbing. i asked her if she questioned god when she was made aware of others' misfortune and she said no. now my friend is a wonderful sista and i love her, but that was crazy to me. how do we get to a point when some of us question god only when things affect our world? that doesn't seem like a godly thing to do.

absolutely no disrespect intended toward anyone whose beliefs differ. most people are scared to touch this topic, but there are too many incidents that make it quite relevant.

-A Peaceful Journey

Muata, The Shadow, The Black Rebel said...

Reader Responds to A Peaceful Journey:

Well said. Very well said.

-NAY