The authors of a new book entitled Atheist Mind, Humanist Heart, Lex Bayor and John Figdor, have it seems awarded $1000 prizes to the winners of their "Crowd-Sourcing the Ten Commandments for the 21st Century" contest. More than 5,000 entries poured in. The authors, or their colleagues, corralled all kinds of humanist bigwigs (Adam Savage, David Silverman, executive directors, presidents and founders galore) to judge the entries.
And here (drum roll, please) are the ten. Or six. Or, well, if you want to be technical, the three, repeated a few times:
1) Be open minded and be willing to alter your beliefs with new evidence.
2) Strive to understand what is most likely to be true, not to believe what you wish to be true.
3) Be open minded and be willing to alter your beliefs with new evidence.
4) Every person has the right to control over their body.
5) God is not necessary to be a good person or to live a full and meaningful life.
6) Be mindful of the consequences of all your actions and recognize that you must take responsibility for them.
7) Treat others as you would want them to treat you and can reasonably expect them to want to be treated.
Think about their perspective.
8) We have the responsibility to consider others including future generations
9) Be open minded and be willing to alter your beliefs with new evidence.
10) Leave the world a better place than you found it.