For anybody who has not seen this before, it is very good!
----- Original Message -----
From: "Daniel Boese" <datapacrat@...>
To: "Horst Klaus" <hklaus@...>
Sent: Tuesday, September 02, 2008 11:21 AM
Subject: Re: A short essay you might find worthwhile
> here's a revised "Ten Commandments", by someone with the
> nom de net of Ethical Atheist (with some further description of them at
> http://www.ethicalatheist.com/docs/ten_commandments.html ):
> 1. Thou SHALT NOT believe all thou art told.
> 2. Thou SHALT seek knowledge and truth constantly.
> 3. Thou SHALT educate thy fellow man in the Laws of Science.
> 4. Thou SHALT NOT forget the atrocities committed in the name of god.
> 5. Thou SHALT leave valuable contributions for future generations.
> 6. Thou SHALT live in peace with thy fellow man.
> 7. Thou SHALT live this one life thou hast to its fullest.
> 8. Thou SHALT follow a Personal Code of Ethics.
> 9. Thou SHALT maintain a strict separation between Church and State.
> 10. Thou SHALT support those who follow these commandments.
> I'm not sure all of them are worth being in the Big Ten, but the list as
> a whole might be worthwhile at least as a conversation starter.