Tag Archives: Muslim
Old Testament Attitudes
Our moral values of “An eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth”, retribution, and vengeance are prevalent throughout America’s history, films, justice systems, wars, foreign policies, and behavior. It is so ingrained in our culture that we are often blind to its presence within us. We call it by other names such as justice, punishment, retaliation, payback, getting even, settling a score, what they deserve, they started it, etc. Many refuse to hear the other side of the story or what effects we have on other human beings and in a sense dehumanize others as being something other than like ourselves. We are in denial of our inherent animosity towards others treating them somehow separate from ourselves. Continue reading →
The Golden Rule
The Golden Rule “Do to others as you would like them to do to you” or “Whatever is hurtful to you, do not do to any other person“ is a rather universal concept expressed by a large number of mainstream … Continue reading →
Human Rights vs. Social Justice – Is there Really a Difference?
It seems strange to me that in a country which opposes Human Rights abuses abroad, we still struggle with Social Justice issues here in the US. Perhaps we have a double standard for human rights, one for us and another … Continue reading →