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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Atheist 10 Commandments

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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