I was thinking about two things (obviously other things as well) lately: the opinions about "human rights" shared on Seven Laws Blog UK, and the fact that God does not owe anybody anything (even life).
The United Nations" website says:
"Human rights are rights inherent to all human beings, regardless of race, sex, nationality, ethnicity, language, religion, or any other status. Human rights include the right to life and liberty, freedom from slavery and torture, freedom of opinion and expression, the right to work and education, and many more. Everyone is entitled to these rights, without discrimination."
What is a "right?" According to the definition from Google, it is "a moral or legal entitlement to have or obtain something or to act in a certain way." I'm not sure what a "moral entitlement" is, and I'm not sure who we are supposed to be owed these things. According to Google's definition of "entitled," it is "believing oneself to be inherently deserving of privileges or special treatment."
So, supposedly, some entity owes every single human ever the "right to life," and all the other things listed by the "United Nations." [Based on the seven laws' law of "justice," some people are NOT owed life, even by humans, since some criminals are required to be executed. And God definitely takes away people's lives, as well as every single other item in the "United Nations'" list of "human rights," sometimes. So, there is definitely no "human right" to life.]
And I still can't figure out what a "human right" is. Its definition is too vague. Like, who owes everybody these things? It can't be God, because God does not owe anybody anything (that's at least how I understand God). And I don't owe some random person I've never heard of "the right to life." So, who the fuck owes everybody all this?
Is it the governments? According to God's moral standards, governments shouldn't exist, and communities should set up courts (to execute and punish actual criminals who violate God's moral standards) insead.
If someone "deserves" or is "entitled" to something, some specific entity must owe them that thing, but with "human rights," no-one in specific owes anybody any of them, not even God. If someone is supposed to have certain priviledges or special treatment (see definition of "entitled" above), someone in particular must be obligated to provide them those priviledges or treatment, or else they don't actually have any requirement to be given them.
Finally, no evidence has been provided by the "United Nations," or anyone that I've heard, that these "human rights" exist. Even if there actually was some specific entity supposed to owe everybody these "rights," there would still need to be evidence that they actually do.
[Edit from January 23, 2022: I conclude that the term "rights" is too vague to have any meaning, so I would say "human rights" is also meaningless.]
Thank God for everything that I've experienced in my 14 years and 1.5 months of life, all of which God never owed me.