Human rights is the latest religion among Western nations: Archbishop

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Archbishop Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith today said that the human rights had become the religion among the Western nations.

He said so attending the morning service of the St. Matthew’s Roman Catholic Church in Ekala.

He said that the human rights were introduced recently but Sri Lankans inclined its through religion for centuries.

“Human rights was found recently. If we can live in a correct manner there is no need for human rights. Those who do not practice religion are the ones who hang on human rights. We should not deceive by these charms. We should act wisely,” he said.

He also added that though the Western nations attempt to teach lessons on human rights to Sri Lanka it has a multireligious society that practice human right through religion for centuries. (Thilanka Kanakarathna)

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  • Ceylon Sunday, 23 September 2018 07:47 PM

    It's confuse that this christian preacher had a glass of whisky before this speach.buddhism,cathalic, religions are based on human rights.specialy buddhism is based on rights of humans as well as all living things.if west like human rights he must appreciate it as they are supporting these great riligions human rights principals.

    Unchikun Sunday, 23 September 2018 08:03 PM

    Sri Lanka may have had human rights for centuries. How ever Sri Lanka has seen a lot of violations for human rights even now. We ho not even talk about it.

    Asela Sunday, 23 September 2018 08:03 PM

    Shadow of ghanasara but tactically handling it

    Barney Sunday, 23 September 2018 08:07 PM

    I suppose that's why he was advocating for capital punishment! Always on the wrong side of Christianity is our wise bishop...Clown!

    Lankaboy Sunday, 23 September 2018 08:35 PM

    Is he preaching religion or ? he is probably aiming to be Presiditetial candidate for JO?

    Coconut Donkey Sunday, 23 September 2018 08:37 PM

    There is enough evidence in comprehensive studies done to prove there is no correlation between religion and being a decent human being. This is why aesthetic societies like Sweden and Japan are among the most peaceful and progressive countries in the world. To hold any belief to the contrary is archaic and false.

    Ganesh Sunday, 23 September 2018 10:00 PM

    Your point is right but the examples you choose are poor. Japanese are some of the unhappiest people on this planet,suicide is so common that strangers meet to die together.

    Hiran Sunday, 23 September 2018 08:43 PM

    His eminence, could not be more wrong.Morality preceded religion. Humans does not need to be taught to do good through religion. We are not robots. It is in our natural instinct to do so.

    Muslim Sunday, 23 September 2018 08:49 PM

    Perfect!!!Hatsoff!!!

    johan Monday, 24 September 2018 09:21 AM

    His knowledge on human right violations in SL are covered by his Hat

    Sarith Sunday, 23 September 2018 08:55 PM

    Cardinal, human rights are not a recent or a western creation, humans have been around for longer than religion, our rights have been protected and violated, by and, for longer than religion has been around, it's a shame that you can't understand this. Human rights are not for one or a few, but for everyone. Please don't get involved in politics, that's not your job.

    Ceylon Sunday, 23 September 2018 10:00 PM

    This sarith's repky is more than enough for this half learned preacher.he is not following religion but cheap politics.

    Sunil P Sunday, 23 September 2018 09:02 PM

    Only when there are no problems in the "West" Reverend....The moment "they" are in trouble it will be Guantanamera . . . !!

    siripala Sunday, 23 September 2018 09:37 PM

    He also added that though the Western nations attempt to teach lessons on human rights to Sri Lanka it has a multireligious society that practice human right through religion for centuries. -true

    Ceylon Sunday, 23 September 2018 09:57 PM

    buddhism and christianity based on human rights.buddhism goes more deeper up to all living things.god knows what is this preast is preaching.stay away from politics.you preach religion.

    Sunil Peiris Monday, 24 September 2018 08:43 AM

    The cardinal is beginning to dabble in politics and may be loosing his key focus of Sheparding his flock. Let us pray that he will no go astray.

    Chux Monday, 24 September 2018 08:50 AM

    Europeans they only want someone else’s human rights record than their own

    fred Monday, 24 September 2018 11:42 AM

    Not only Europeans, all in the West seem to think they alone respect human rights, conveniently forgetting unauthorised invasion of other countries, torture and murder of other people and so on.


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