If rights, whither from?

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    1) Do people have rights?

    2) If so, where do they come from?

    Is there any non-theological argument for human rights?
     
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    Absolutely. See atheist Murray Rothbard.
     
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    Just plain common sense and dignity.
     
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    Not in any metaphysical/spiritual sense.
     
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    It depends on what part of the world you're in. Here's an organization that monitors human rights all over the globe:


    Home | Human Rights Watch
     
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    Rights come from God. They can't come from anywhere else.
     
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    The Creator, who ever that is.
     
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    I'll take that as a 'no'. You realize, of course, that means you have no rights unless you can prove your particular god exists.
     
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    So if it turns out the Sumerians were right and the Creator is an alien scientist who died a long time ago?
     
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    Why would that matter if he gave us rights?

    IMO, we have rights simply because we say we do.
     
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