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Hi, my name is Rain a Mass Communication student from the Philippines. I just want to ask, what is your opinion about Universalism VS. Cultural Relativism and as an expert in your field, which would be the best for a nation in achieving human rights, Is it the implementation of the Univeralism doctrine or the retention of cultural relativism in a country?

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Human Rights were promoted in depth by Jesus, who taught that the foundation for human rights and all morality is that we should treat other people as we want them to treat us.  This is the foundation for human rights and, it is clearly based on our shared human conscience, as similar "golden rules" and similar base laws against murder, adultery, theft and false witness appear all over the historical map, clearly demonstrating like the Bible says, that God has written his law on the hearts of humanity.  The teachings of Jesus are by far the best source for human rights known to history.

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Richard Aberdeen

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Author and songwriter; owner of Freedom Tracks Records, Nashville, Tennessee. Published three books available online at www.RichardAberdeen.com Can answer questions regarding the difference between Christianity and the historical Jesus and the differences between Christianity and what the Bible actually says. Extensive background in the Bible and biblical historical cultures. Lifetime student of history, biography and general sciences. Major sources of study include Encyclopedia Britannica, the Bible, Will Durant and many different world and American historians.

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Hands on experience helping the homeless. Have done extensive research on Human and Civil Rights, major historical figures relating to such and how Human Rights relate to the modern American experience. Author of 3 books and over 75 released songs.

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The Aberdeen Foundation
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Tennessee Songwriters Association
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Published Songs: www.FreedomTracks.com/songinfo.html Published Books: www.RichardAberdeen.com Currently writer for www.examiner.com

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Self-educated; Extensive studies in Bible, ancient history, American history, general sciences and related studies; main sources include Encyclopedia Britannica, Will Durant and many different world and American historians. Information available at: www.RichardAberdeen.com

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