Human Rights as Mutual Self Preservation?
June 23, 2010
I was communicating with an atheist about where human rights come from. They said that human rights exist “because our survival is dependent upon our ability to work together.”
The problem with this is that, while perhaps us little people need to respect each other to survive, the whole point of human rights is to protect the minority against the government or against the majority.
The people who can violate human rights are the very people that do not need them to survive.