Are rights given by god or by government? If you don’t believe in god, do you still have rights?
These are the questions Donald Sensing asked in his blog today. When this post showed up on Nashville Is Talking (a local blog aggregator), I knew I had to respond. Because as I said in my comment, this is the second time in a few years that I’ve been told that I (through inclusion in some group) “don’t deserve any rights at all.”
The core of his post seems to be this:
So could not we religious people simply say, “Sorry, persecuting atheists is no longer against our religon?” If you think not, why not?
Whether you are a believer or a non-believer, I’d like to hear your thoughts.