Or put another way: I move my body, therefore, it’s mine. You move your body, therefore, it’s yours. I am the first user of my body and you are the first user of yours. I support putting animal abusers to sleep. For me to try to force you to do something with your body is to assert my ownership over your body, in which case, you’d be justified in rebelling against such an assertion.
New I support putting animal abusers to sleep designs!
As a follower of Christ I think all of creation is ordered in such a way as to be intelligible. I know that 1 + 1 = 2 not because God told me it is, but because God created an ordered world in which reason can discover truths. Of course, one can say that 1 + 1 = 2 BECAUSE God created a world that way, I support putting animal abusers to sleep. but this is a distinction without a difference and in my opinion makes it more difficult to speak to people without faith. I see no benefit whatsoever to make such a distinction (at least not in a public forum like this).
God created life and therefore it all has value. Because it has value action norms are logically needed in order to maximize peace (who cares about peace if life is valueless?). But to say that rights exist BECAUSE of God is a distinction without a difference and, again, makes these kinds of discussions more difficult to have because it insinuates that one must believe in God in order to see something logical.
Get it now or Regret later!
Rights are not mystical things. They’re practical, logical, and necessary for the purpose of peaceful — non-violent — interaction. At the core of rights, beneath all the mystique, is the blunt-force of self-defense. Self-defense is the backing of rights.
To which another important point can be made. Those rights listed in this video: “The right to a job”, “The right to move about freely”, etc… are not acts of self-defense, and therefore to claim them as rights is an act of aggression to which self-defense is a proper response. So the answer to the atheist that asks, “who says so?”, is…”the end of my gun says so!” — Not, “God says so”, to which they might say “Which God?” or “I don’t believe in God.”