It is common for Christian people to remark, “Our rights come from God.”

There is no reason to believe rights came from a god.   Allan Dershowitz in Rights from Wrongs summarizes the arguments about where rights come from.

Some environmentalists believe we are such a part and product of our environment, our rights come from nature.  That is to say, we can live here but we need to stay within the confines of sustainability.

There are those who say our rights come from logic.  I have written something like that in many posts, but the precise source is something else.

Others point to our government and the laws it has established.  It is easy to see how one would reach this incorrect conclusion.

Our rights come from our collective human experience.  This experience began at least hundreds of thousands of years before Christianity.

This experience continues.