10 Commandments for Atheists

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    Penn Jillette's 10 Commandments for atheists


    1. The highest ideals are human intelligence, creativity and love. Respect these above all.
    2. Do not put things or even ideas above other human beings. (Let's scream at each other about Kindle versus iPad, solar versus nuclear, Republican versus Libertarian, Garth Brooks versus Sun Ra— but when your house is on fire, I'll be there to help.)
    3. Say what you mean, even when talking to yourself. (What used to be an oath to (G)od is now quite simply respecting yourself.)
    4. Put aside some time to rest and think. (If you're religious, that might be the Sabbath; if you're a Vegas magician, that'll be the day with the lowest grosses.)
    5. Be there for your family. Love your parents, your partner, and your children. (Love is deeper than honor, and parents matter, but so do spouse and children.)
    6. Respect and protect all human life. (Many believe that "Thou shalt not kill" only refers to people in the same tribe. I say it's all human life.)
    7. Keep your promises. (If you can't be sexually exclusive to your spouse, don't make that deal.)
    8. Don't steal. (This includes magic tricks and jokes — you know who you are!)
    9. Don't lie. (You know, unless you're doing magic tricks and it's part of your job. Does that make it OK for politicians, too?)
    10. Don't waste too much time wishing, hoping, and being envious; it'll make you bugnutty.
     
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    1. There is no god.
    2. There is no god.
    3. There is on dog..god damn it!
     
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    Thou shalt not believe bullshit.

    Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.

    Oh wait, that's not Christian. At least it's not Right Wing Christian. They believe in "Let him die" and "applaud executions". Sorry, I forgot. My bad.
     
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    Give a man a fish and he will eat for a day.......teach a man to fish and he will sit in a boat and drink beer all day
     
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    Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day.

    Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.

    Give him a fish to eat while he's learning, and his lifetime may be longer than a day.
     
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    Build a man a fire, and you'll keep him warm the rest of the night.

    Set a man on fire, and you'll keep him warm for the rest of his life.
     
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    Ten commandments for athiests...an oxymoron if I ever heard it.
     
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    Hmmm.. wonder where the idea of those came from? :tongue:



    The only parts missing in the "atheist commandments" are the parts about God Himself, Who wrote the law.

    It's as the Lord says, love Him, love one another...when we do that, the rest of the commandments just automatically happen.. they "hang" on these two commandments.



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    Editec's golden rule:

    Don't be a DICK!

    Exception to Editec's golden rule: Unless your name is Richard
     
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    When God wrote the ten commandments he really wasn't having one of his best days. He made the first four about himself and how you had better worship him or he would get you. Then he got down to business and said thou shall not kill, steal, commit adultery or lie.

    But then he had to close it out with a petty covet commandment

    What did he miss?

    Moses had just led the Jews out of slavery and god can't even work in a commandment about slavery? He tells to honor your parents but nothing about honoring your kids. Didnt he know about child abuse? Nothing in there about assault or beating the crap out of someone

    Again not his best work
     
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