It is widely understood that Lenin adopted Marx’s ideas regarding labor and religious critique. Lenin’s political product was state atheism in a way that was largely repressive and not free. Less researched are the socialists in the former soviet union who did not believe in violence as a means to obtaining political power. Surely there were more than a handful, yet many more may have been purged. There are many recent Western governments that have adopted “lighter” or “softer”forms of socialism without the brute intrigue of the early Communists. But I am drawn more to the non theistic subtleties of Marx’s religious critique. There is a humanistic angle to religious skepticism as well as seeing some of its positive aspects. But fundamental ideologies that have irreconcilable differences ultimately collide violently given enough close encounters. What does Article 18 of the United Nation’s Universal Declaration on Human Rights accomplish when it comes to religion? I think it wades through a lot of religions and consolidates ideologies that ultimately are neutered in terms of their pride. There’s nothing like a muddy mutt to see through the smarmy interfaith attempts of ecumenical hegemony. But I think the United Nations wouldn’t be here if it weren’t for the latter. Unity is virtue as long as it peaceful. To put peace above all else, is to demonstrate a universal capacity. Most, if not all people are capable of knowing what peaceful judgement and restraint options are available, but less than that actually accept peace as a solution. If abolition of all forms of homicide, including capital punishment, and excluding abortion, were agreed upon, men and women would gain greater human rights. The signatories to this document consolidates the world into a reasonable peaceful agreement. Abstentions should not be construed as immoral, but face growing pressure to demonstrate reason in the face of increasing global awareness. Like Lenin, even though his political ideology was potentially communal, in practice, the Cold War was a dog-eat-dog race. Some collateral damage seemed inevitable on both sides. By some miracle, or a lot of well-concerted actions, the Cold War ended,at least temporarily. What trudges on, in my fantasy, is a global, philosophical race for an ever-increasing acquisition for superior values, whether they be secular, deist, or symbolist. Secularists will continue to claim and prove medical science cures and religious humanists will emphasize basic camaraderie. Somewhere deep in the mix, however is an understanding that human intervention is sometimes the only realistic option to a mass injustice, and smarmy shoulder rubbing becomes exposed for what it really is: a cold shoulder. To critics of Universal Declaration of Human Rights, I ask where is there not a Universal capacity in the abolition of capital punishment and extra judicial war? The proposition is the clearest of all human rights article declarations yet the will is the most collectively ambivalent.