A posting on another thread bought this topic to mind. The Declaration speaks to being "endowed" by our "creator" with rights. And although the words "God" or "Creator" are never mentioned in the Bill of Rights a great many people speak of rights as being "God-given." All of which poses the question. If there is no "Creator" or "God" then do any "rights" actually exist or is this construct merely an illusion used to claim a special status when no such status actually exists?