27 April 2010

10 Commands, 10 Voluntary Initiatives and 10 atheist Recommendments

There are different versions of ten commandments from different part of the bible, see source Here is the summary from Wikipedia:
Division of the Ten Commandments by religion/denomination
Commandment Jewish (Talmudic)* Anglican, Reformed, and other Christian Orthodox Catholic, Lutheran**
I am the Lord your God 1 preface 1 1
You shall have no other gods before me 2 1
You shall not make for yourself an idol 2 2
You shall not make wrongful use of the name of your God 3 3 3 2
Remember the Sabbath and keep it holy 4 4 4 3
Honor your father and mother 5 5 5 4
You shall not murder*** 6 6 6 5
You shall not commit adultery 7 7 7 6
You shall not steal**** 8 8 8 7
You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor 9 9 9 8
You shall not covet***** your neighbor's wife 10 10 10 9
You shall not covet***** anything that belongs to your neighbor 10

The following is Ted Turner's 10 voluntary Initiatives:
1. I promise to care for planet earth and all living things thereon, especially my fellow human beings.

2. I promise to treat all persons everywhere with dignity, respect, and friendliness.

3. I promise to have no more than one or two children.

4. I promise to use my best efforts to help save what is left of our natural world in its undisturbed state, and to restore degraded areas.

5. I promise to use as little of our non‐renewable resources as possible.

6. I promise to minimize my use of toxic chemicals, pesticides and other poisons, and to encourage others to do the same.

7. I promise to contribute to those less fortunate, to help them become self‐sufficient and enjoy the benefits of a decent life including clean air and water, adequate food, health care, housing, education and individual rights.

8. I reject the use of force, in particular military force, and I support United Nations arbitration of international disputes.

9. I support the total elimination of all nuclear, chemical and biological weapons, and ultimately the elimination of all weapons of mass destruction.

10. I support the United Nations and its efforts to improve the conditions of the planet.

The following is William Crawley's Atheist 10 Commandments:
(1) Do not do to others what you would not want them to do to you.

(2) In all things, strive to cause no harm.

(3) Treat your fellow human beings, your fellow living things, and the world in general with love, honesty, faithfulness and respect.

(4) Do not overlook evil or shrink from administering justice, but always be ready to forgive wrongdoing freely admitted and honestly regretted.

(5) Live life with a sense of joy and wonder.

(6) Always seek to be learning something new.

(7) Test all things; always check your ideas against the facts, and be ready to discard even a cherished belief if it does not conform to them.

(8) Never seek to censor or cut yourself off from dissent; always respect the right of others to disagree with you.

(9) Form independent opinions on the basis of your own reason and experience; do not allow yourself to be led blindly by others.

(10) Question everything.

Here is my version:
(1) Do not do to others what you would not want them to do to you.

(2) In all things, strive to cause no harm. Do no harm to the environment. [The second part is already covered by the first part, however, at this time, it is worth emphasising.]

(3) Do not have more than two children.

(4) Live a simple life. Reduce, reuse and recycle.

(5) Treat all human as equal. Help those in need and those less fortunate.

(6) Object the use of force, in particular military force, and support peaceful negotiation to resolve disputes.

(7) Seek to be learning via evidence-based methodology.

(8) Reject and condemn dogmas, object indoctrination of the young with unsupported belief.

(9) Support freedom of speech and freedom of association.

(10) Apply logic, reasons and evidence-based facts for all my daily deeds.

What is yours?

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