A fundamental right is one which a woman/man - when stripped of it - finds her/himself in a state of war with her/his neighbor and/or society/government (to use Lockean terms).
hmmmm....how about this: a right given by God.
What if you don't believe in God?
It's objective. If I donít believe a person has a right to not be enslaved, does their right go away?
Objectivity and coming from God are two very different things.
All I'm saying is that God's existence is not conditioned on your believing in Him.
That's all well and good, but it's not an explanation of fundamental rights that everyone can buy into.
Oh, well, people don't have to buy into it. If it's true, it's true.
Doesn't make it useful.
I don't know, the truth is often useful.
I'm sure there's a non-religious explanation of what qualifies as fundamental rights.