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Old 07-16-2011, 01:46 AM
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Secular 10 Commandments

In count down form (naturally) .

10. Determine what is moral by using your own brain and this simple tenet. Does this action cause harm?

9. Do not buy into any dogmatic belief. Dogma keeps you from making morality decisions.

8. Question everything. Have a healthy respect for evidence and always keep an open mind about your beliefs in case they are wrong.

7. Seek knowledge and recognize that education is the key to understanding. Do not ignore contrary evidence, to the contrary, you should explore it.

6. Do not do to others as you would not want them to do to you.

5. Live each day with joy and wonder.

4. Exercise, and stay healthy.

3. Never be silent in the face of wrong doing. Evil requires nothing but that good men stay silent.

2. Be truthful, even if it is inconvenient and uncomfortable.

1. Do not take these commandments as authoritarian.

Source: http://atheistevolution.blogspot.com
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Originally Posted by Zencat View Post
7. Seek knowledge and recognize that education is the key to understanding. Do not ignore contrary evidence, to the contrary, you should explore it.

3. Never be silent in the face of wrong doing. Evil requires nothing but that good men stay silent.
These don't sound very "Zen"... LOL!
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7. Seek knowledge and recognize that education is the key to understanding. Do not ignore contrary evidence, to the contrary, you should explore it.

3. Never be silent in the face of wrong doing. Evil requires nothing but that good men stay silent.
Originally Posted by Boleo
These don't sound very "Zen"... LOL!
1. Do not take these commandments as authoritarian.

I apply the infinite wisdom of a lifesaving saying; 'take what you need and leave the rest', to all philosophies and opinions.
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Hey, these 10 commandments are GREAT!

Love them. Thank you.
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I agree these are great, another thanks!
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I always smile when I see good threads like this one bumped up.
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Let's add an 11th 'suggestion'. It's rather Buddhist if not zen.

Breathe, ralax, smile.

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Originally Posted by Zencat View Post
In count down form (naturally) .

10. Determine what is moral by using your own brain and this simple tenet. Does this action cause harm?

9. Do not buy into any dogmatic belief. Dogma keeps you from making morality decisions.

8. Question everything. Have a healthy respect for evidence and always keep an open mind about your beliefs in case they are wrong.

7. Seek knowledge and recognize that education is the key to understanding. Do not ignore contrary evidence, to the contrary, you should explore it.

6. Do not do to others as you would not want them to do to you.

5. Live each day with joy and wonder.

4. Exercise, and stay healthy.

3. Never be silent in the face of wrong doing. Evil requires nothing but that good men stay silent.

2. Be truthful, even if it is inconvenient and uncomfortable.

1. Do not take these commandments as authoritarian.

Source: http://atheistevolution.blogspot.com
BUMP!
Wow, a must read. Thanks Zencat.
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Originally Posted by Zencat View Post
In count down form (naturally) .

10. Determine what is moral by using your own brain and this simple tenet. Does this action cause harm?

9. Do not buy into any dogmatic belief. Dogma keeps you from making morality decisions.

8. Question everything. Have a healthy respect for evidence and always keep an open mind about your beliefs in case they are wrong.

7. Seek knowledge and recognize that education is the key to understanding. Do not ignore contrary evidence, to the contrary, you should explore it.

6. Do not do to others as you would not want them to do to you.

5. Live each day with joy and wonder.

4. Exercise, and stay healthy.

3. Never be silent in the face of wrong doing. Evil requires nothing but that good men stay silent.

2. Be truthful, even if it is inconvenient and uncomfortable.

1. Do not take these commandments as authoritarian.

Source: http://atheistevolution.blogspot.com
Bumpy bump. I'm liking Secular Connections. Make sense to me. Thanks Zencat
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