Saturday, January 29, 2005

The Ten Commandments

As written by an atheist:

1. Thou are not so special that the universe can not exist without you consciously existing alongside it for all eternity.

2. Thou shall respect and enjoy life because it is the only one you or anyone else will have.

3. Thou shall not fill in the blanks of that which science can not currently explain with superstition or tales of the supernatural.

4. Thou shall not be so arrogant as to believe that if it can not be explained scientifically in your lifetime that it will never be explained scientifically.

5. Thou shall not let anyone tell you that death is spooky for it will not matter to you if you do not consciously exist afterwards.

6. Thou shall not judge anyone based on supernatural politics.

7. Thou shall recognize that good and evil are never cast in stone.

8. Thou shall never justify an action based on the will of a supernatural, omnipotent agent who could have done it for itself.

9. Thou shall leave consenting adults alone.

10. Thou shall not confuse an act of proselytization as an act of love.

11. Thou shall accept that there are uncertainties in everything. To be scientific is to be open to uncertainty. To be satisfied with uncertainty is to be at peace.

1 comment:

Tamzilla said...

Good points, on the whole, but this is coming from another heathen.

I especially like 4, 5, 7, and 9.

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