“A thorough reading and understanding of the bible is the surest path to atheism.” Donald Morgan
This would include old testament, new testament and koran.
- The highest ideals are human intelligence, creativity and love. Respect these above all.
- 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.)
- Say what you mean, even when talking to yourself. (What used to be an oath to (G)od is now quite simply respecting yourself.)
- 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.)
- 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.)
- 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.)
- Keep your promises. (If you can’t be sexually exclusive to your spouse, don’t make that deal.)
- Don’t steal. (This includes magic tricks and jokes — you know who you are!)
- 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?)
- Don’t waste too much time wishing, hoping, and being envious; it’ll make you bugnutty.
Also, note the video of George Carlin discussing the 10 commandments.
10:3 For the customs of the people are vain: for one cutteth a tree out of the forest, the work of the hands of the workman, with the axe.
10:4 They deck it with silver and with gold; they fasten it with nails and with hammers, that it move not.
10:5 They are upright as the palm tree, but speak not: they must needs be borne, because they cannot go. Be not afraid of them; for they cannot do evil, neither also is it in them to do good.