Comenius Between Religions and Ethics. A common ground
Subejct 6. Religious rules in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights
(The consequences of violations of human rights;
distortion of the original meaning of religion)
On December 10, 1948, the United Nations passed the Universal Declaration of Human
Rights. This historic document was developed, in part, because of the genocide
perpetrated by Hitler in Nazi Germany. Part of the Declaration’s preamble reads:
Whereas disregard and contempt for human rights have resulted in
barbarous acts which have outraged the conscience of mankind,
and the advent of a world in which human beings shall enjoy freedom
of speech and belief and freedom from fear and want
has been proclaimed as the highest aspiration of the common people
Pain, suffering, sorrow, humiliation. Terror. Fight. Bitterness, resentment. Sadness, War.
These are the only ideas that come to mind when thinking of the poor victims of the shameful World War 2.
How could anyone defend this war, objecting that is based on the fight for ideals, white supremacy, rather German? The only thing that it is based is hatred, intolerance and violence, and the end of the day all wars. What a difference from the others then? I’m not saying that this was more or less bloody than others, more or less bloody, but moresadistic, more cruel, more massive. The methods used were not a single bullet in the head, no, in fact I am sure that many of the victims they would have preferred. The death I would say, originated long before the subject, or rather the subject’s body stops working, death started at the same time that went into the fields, why not call it hell, to you, for is it really life that even exist? There must be another word to call it, because even this is so bloody and terrible.
How beings ‘human’ (and human put in quotes because I’m not sure you even deservethat epithet) and just could imagine, and then carry out such atrocities? And how Europecould see so late a once much of the damage and suffering was committed?
I can only imagine that these macabre minds were possessed by the devil, but to be honest, I really do not believe in that sort of thing, so the last option left to me were simplyesque humans corrupted by hatred, anger and intolerance .
I hope that hatred, anger and intolerance in their hearts, have been replaced by regret,pain and sadness, but I doubt so.
Religion and morality are made closely related along the story. This relationship results in contents
converging ethical most religious traditions. However there tensions between morality and religion
culminating in the breakthrough by movements “enlightened”; operated this break, religion and morality are as different ways of relating to the absolute, calls for dialogue from the
basis of ethics lassociedades civil pluralist to find solutions to problems of humanity today
Authors Marina Martin, Carlos Serrano, Denise Aguirre, Marta Fernandez,Walter García
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