Debate on the foundation of human rights

 

Link- https://www.premierchristianradio.com/Shows/Saturday/Unbelievable/Episodes/Unbelievable-Live-in-Canada.-Andy-Bannister-Justin-Trottier-debate-the-foundation-of-human-rights

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Justin hosts a public dialogue between Christian Andy Bannister and atheist humanist Justin Trottier, live on stage at the Apologetics Canada conference in Abbotsford, British Columbia.

In front of an audience of 1,400 they debate whether Christianity or naturalism provides a better foundation for the concept of universal human rights, followed by questions from the floor.

Link- https://www.premierchristianradio.com/Shows/Saturday/Unbelievable/Episodes/Unbelievable-Can-atheists-believe-in-human-rights-Peter-Tatchell-vs-Andy-Bannister

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Andy Bannister of Solas CPC will be speaking at Unbelievable? The Conference 2017 and is behind a number of short films critiquing atheism.

He debates the subject of one of the films called “What are human rights based on?” with atheist and human rights campaigner Peter Tatchell.

True Class Shown by Hillary and Obama

I am pleased with the class and honor that Hillary and Obama showed following the election. They showed humility and honor to the process and principles that have maintained this country’s greatness.

See below:

HERE Obama’s remarks on peaceful and smooth transition.

HERE Clinton’s concession speech

There is a cynical part of me that wants to not trust the genuine nature certain pieces of Hillary’s speech but I must avoid that temptation.  Her and Tim Kaine both quoted from the Bible and with humility and tact she reached back to traditional American values of hard work and perseverance encouraging people to never give up on what they know is right.  She also used pro-Constitutional language when praising the First Amendment with its freedom of religion and expression.  She lauded our tradition of following the rule of law.

My cynical question is, where was all of this on the campaign trail? She did not show any preference toward the constitution or traditional pro-American values. It was all divisive pandering to the fringe left. She knows that she lost 85% of the evangelical vote to Trump. She knows that evangelicals care about the First Amendment and that the amendment has been the recipient of constant attack under Obama for the last 8 years.  I would hate to think that she somehow used this speech as the beginning of new a campaigning outreach tool  for the DNC so that they can capture more evangelicals next time.

Again, I think her humble approach and sincere demeanor in her speech is admirable.  I hope that she was sincere and I hope that people rioting in the streets in protest to the election outcomes can take her example as the right response.