HREQ 2010 Lecture Notes - Lecture 2: State School, Quran, Toleration

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Week three lecture- human rights and religion: foundation and contradiction. People must be free to choose between good and evil. Spinoza said it"s how you treat other people. Each human being is essentially special: genocide is a free act of will and also the assumption that not all humans are equal/ the same. You first have to dehumanize the people you are killing. Politics take you away from god: on the one hand, christianity was always suspicious of politics as a forum in which the heavenly virtue of its subjects could be subverted. Jesus proclaimed that what was caesar"s should be given to caesar. At the same time, christianity was political from the very beginning: therefore, there was a constant conflict between the spiritual and the secular functions of the church. In about 330 ad, the roman emperor constantine converted to christianity. As a result, christianity became the official religion of the empire.

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