I hear people talking about ‘my rights’, and it seems endless… and a bit annoying. Everyone seems to think that what they want, what they think they deserve, is a ‘right’, as if it was handed down from the mountain, set in stone, and completely obvious to any being of any intelligence.
Of course, even when people talk of things like ‘human rights’, what they are really talking about are rights that most humans do not have. So what they are really talking about, is what I like to call the ‘world of should’. I should be able to X, I shouldn’t have to do Y.
It is a fantasy world, that doesn’t exist.
Now, that isn’t to say that I don’t think we should strive to improve the real world we live in, but it also makes it clear that my fantasy ‘world of should’ is likely very different from yours. And because it is a fantasy, it probably isn’t very logically consistent.
But… I’m a science-minded atheist, so I should… be able to evidence the shit out of any fantasy world, and boil it down to some logical consistency. I should be able to….
Unfortunately, when I do I end with a scarey notion, that is, the rights I have are just privileges I enjoy, and the rights I want, may not work, in this world, largely because, other people are going to want their rights too.
A proposed Christian law school would be fundamentally inconsistent with Canadian law and should be denied accreditation, prominent lawyer Clayton Ruby says.
Surely, he means, denied public funds. Because that would be using my tax dollars.
Nope. He means regardless of whether they meet the standards for a law school, they should be denied, because their world of should doesn’t agree with his world of should.
I call bullshit.