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The problem with the theory that rights come from a "Creator" is that a creator is an arbitrary assertion, ergo rights are also an arbitrary assertion. One could as easily assert that rights come from luminiferous aether.
The rights of man derive instead from man's nature as a rational being, whose survival requires that his mind must be allowed to operate unencumbered by non-rational influences that arise out of force and coercion. Thus rights are an essential requirement of man's survival and existence on earth. To the degree that rights are respected and freedom prevails, man prospers.