Charter of Human Rights: Cyrus-the Great Persian Prophet of the One-True-God, a Zoroastrian

Cyrus the Great.

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JOHN ZANDE says:
May 10, 2014 at 4:31 pm
Did he?
In 539 B.C., the armies of Cyrus the Great, the first king of ancient Persia, conquered the city of Babylon. But it was his next actions that marked a major advance for Man. He freed the slaves, declared that all people had the right to choose their own religion, and established racial equality. These and other decrees were recorded on a baked-clay cylinder in the Akkadian language with cuneiform script.

Known today as the Cyrus Cylinder, this ancient record has now been recognized as the world’s first charter of human rights. It is translated into all six official languages of the United Nations and its provisions parallel the first four Articles of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

From Babylon, the idea of human rights spread quickly to India, Greece and eventually Rome. There the concept of “natural law” arose, in observation of the fact that people tended to follow certain unwritten laws in the course of life, and Roman law was based on rational ideas derived from the nature of things.

Documents asserting individual rights, such as the Magna Carta (1215), the Petition of Right (1628), the US Constitution (1787), the French Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen (1789), and the US Bill of Rights (1791) are the written precursors to many of today’s human rights documents.

http://www.humanrights.com/what-are-human-rights/brief-history/cyrus-cylinder.html

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PAARSURREY says:
May 11, 2014 at 4:22 pm

@JOHN ZANDE says:May 10, 2014 at 4:31 pm

I appreciate your mentioning of Cyrus the Great- the Great Persian Prophet of the One-True-God, a Zoroastrian.
He was never an Atheist or Agnostic.

All Ethics, Morality and Spirituality comes from Religion; none from Atheism.

Regards

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