I read a lot about how it is a human RIGHT to have — say — a good education system, good health system, clean drinking water — plus a plethora of other “human rights.”
I disagree with all of that! We have NO human rights!! God gave us life and provided a beautiful planet for us to grow and mature on — it’s our school, if you wish, until such time as we can graduate from earth and re-join Him in the Spirit World — but all God did was give us life and a school in which we can grow, spiritually. No more!
On the other hand, it is our privilege (which, sometimes I think not all of us honestly deserve) to enjoy the invaluable access that we have to such creations as health care, education, clean water, etc. But, make note, and I repeat from my first statement, God didn’t provide these institutes for us: He just gave us life and an indescribably beautiful “school” to spend a few short years in, which, as a side note, we are doing a remarkably good job of ruining, but these so-called “rights” that we speak of, WE — yes, we, humans created for ourselves by learning to utilize the wonderful tools that Father so wisely included in the “school!” For the moment, I’ll ignore all the negative talk about the bad things Christianity is mostly noted for (that reminds me too much of listening to the evening news: all negative) and remind our readers of Christianity’s positive side, like the compassionate actions of many Christians, who genuinely took upon themselves to implement, practice and live Jesus’ Gospel. And was, and is these millions of good Christians that we can largely thank for providing a civilized, high standard of living that we enjoy today.
No, (and here again, I’ll dare to disagree with the “Christian-haters), nor was it the government who gave us these so-called ” human rights.” Good government only does the will of the people. It is the majority (or, at least the ‘squeaky wheels) of society that moves government to action. If the government did any good for the common man it was because they were pushed by a majority opinion to do so.
Yes, agnostics and atheists did, and still do have an influence on what happens in our society, and even though they reject the mantle of being “Christian,” in their actions, in essence, they do follow Jesus’ principles: to love God (or, in their case, Creation) and to love our fellow man as we love ourselves. And, of course, in the end, that’s what counts!
However, agnostics and atheists, as I already mentioned, did have a positive effect on society, but probably because of their lesser numbers, and because they weren’t as well organized as Christianity came in a distant second. Thus, when it comes to the final vote, it is ORGANIZATIONS that really get things done! And who else, but Christianity, was better organized than they were. So, the next time you pass a building that has a beautiful, domed steeple on it, thank it, and its true Christian members — not your government, not even God, for your human “rights.”
All things being considered, maybe we humans aren’t so bad a creation after all, if only we’ll stop taking the negative, evening news for our reality, and pay more attention to the tons and tons of good things we humans are doing in this “school” of ours!