Atheists’ New 10 Commandments

The Atheists’ Ten Commandments:

1. Be open-minded and be willing to alter your beliefs with new evidence.
2. Strive to understand what is most likely true, not to believe what you wish to be true.
3. The scientific method is the most reliable way of understanding the natural world.
4. Every person has the right to control their body.
5. God is not necessary to be a good person or to live a full and meaningful life.
6. Be mindful of the consequences of all your actions and recognize that you must take responsibility for them.
7. Treat others as you would want them to treat you, and as you can reasonably expect them to want to be treated. Think about their perspective.
8. We have the responsibility to consider others, including future generations.
9. There are many different ways to live right.
10. Leave the world a better place than you found it.

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I am currently working very hard to create a community (online, locally, globally) of dedicated, open-minded, kind-hearted rational/free/critical thinkers. And, in doing so, I’m reaching out to those atheists/anti-theists/secular humanists (etc.) whom I feel have the most zeal for making this a more civilized and humanistic world. Also, Im looking for individuals who possess a natural knack for bringing people together, getting them excited and encouraging them to open up and share their perspectives/experiences with the world. If you feel you are well-spoken, organized and have a knack for bringing people together (even incredibly independent, highly intelligent people) & are interested in making a difference, send me a message. (And, just for the record, with a/anti-theists especially, creating an organized, united group/community is not an easy task. As Dawkins says, “Indeed, organizing atheists has been compared to herding cats, because they tend to think independently and will not conform to authority.” Couldn’t have said it better myself! hahaha) Guys, I think we could do something REALLY great here… I’ve founded/run two worldwide NPOs and have had news articles written about my keen ability to utilize social media to further a cause/organization far above and beyond what would ever be thought possible by one single person with almost no resources. So, if I can get some more like-minded people who are interested in making a difference, I really, truly think that together we could get the important atheist/humanist issues/concerns/values on the forefront of today’s hot topics, especially concerning political/civil/moral societal issues. (Which is something that DESPERATELY needs to happen.) Come on, guys! If we all put our brilliant a/anti-theist heads together, we might just be able to get those damn cats organized and make an actual, quantifiable difference in this backwards-ass country! hahaha So, hit me up if this sounds like you (or someone you know) and let’s take back our right to dissent from the ‘religiously oppressive overlords’ (so to speak) that dominate today’s national (and global) stage. We have an obligation to ourselves, our children and our fellow man to stand up for what is right… to take a stand against tyranny, oppression, prejudice, cruelty… all those things that encroach upon an individual’s civil/human rights. This is our country/world too, so let’s take a stand instead of just standing idly by while our right to choose, to teach, to speak, to grow… our right to simply BE who and what we are… is slowly but surely ripped from our grasp. Let’s become not only the voice of reason and hope… of the humanity this country has so foolishly lost touch with… but also a community of united, like-minded people who support and strengthen one and another, together. So, what do ya’ think? Let me know! Much love, y’all! Katie (& Scott) Minnis CONTACT INFO: FACEBOOK: Send us a message! 🙂 EMAIL: KMinnis1@gmail.com
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5 comments for “Atheists’ New 10 Commandments

  1. Vark
    January 4, 2015 at 1:30 pm

    There needs to me more about not accepting authority without question, in #1. “accept no commandments – even this one – without good reason. #2 is about wish-fulfilment thinking. #3 it needs to be more clearly states the notion that we are “the most stupid person in the room” and need others to help us to question our biases.

  2. December 31, 2014 at 6:21 am

    Addendum to #7, #8. Understand all others are born into the same human condition.

    • December 31, 2014 at 1:00 pm

      How would you modify #7 and #8 to include the “human condition” clause?

      What do you think the human condition is? Is there a universal definition?

      The definition that I got from Wikipedia is: The human condition “includes concerns such as the meaning of life, the search for gratification, the sense of curiosity, the inevitability of isolation, and the awareness of the inescapability of death.”

      Personally, I think that part about the “inescapability of death” is purely a religious concept. I know that I am going to die, but I do not think that it is necessary. I am going to die because science is still too primitive to help me. Death is just another problem to be solved. If the human species put all of their effort into solving the problem of death, we could overcome it.

  3. Jennifer
    December 31, 2014 at 1:55 am

    That also means not circumcising boys or girls. His body, his choice. Foreskin is not a mistake. Research: http://www.yourwholebaby.com.

    • December 31, 2014 at 12:50 pm

      Any type of genital mutilation in baby boys and baby girls is barbaric. Mutilating kids based on the religious views of the parents is child abuse. Like #4 states, however, adults have the free to control their own bodies. If adult males feel more comfortable circumcised, they should be allowed the freedom of choice.

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