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Freddie Hayward

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Do we need extensive human rights when we have morals?

Human rights are what make us human and enable us to respect humans and what a human stands for. We have human rights for most things in our daily life.
A new right is that prisoners (in the UK) should have the right to vote in the General Election. This has produced a large amount of controversy which, therefore, means that we are questioning our earlier morals which we thought were correct? How can we trust our instinctive moral decisions if other people can provoke us to question them?

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    Nov 7 2012: Re: "How can we trust our instinctive moral decisions if other people can provoke us to question them?"

    Great question. We should not trust our instinctive decisions. We should question them ourselves and be questioned by others. Decisions that stand the test can be trusted. You may know that in the Bible Jesus went through temptation immediately after baptism. Without temptation, any moral teaching is nothing but hypocrisy.

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