Atheists List 'Ten Commandments' Of Their Own, Mocking Christianity

Atheists List ‘Ten Commandments’ Of Their Own, Mocking Christianity

A couple of atheists decided to have a contest in search of the best humanistic ten commandments, and the ten people who come up with the best entries will share the winnings of $10,000.00 together.

Lex Bayer and John Figdor, authors of the book “Atheist Mind, Human Heart,” came together and decided to crowdsource the 10 ‘ideal’ ten commandments in order to bring them into the contemporary world.

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Atheists have to listen to a host of stories throughout the month, one of the more prominent being that Jesus was born on Christmas. In fact, in order to put the “Christ in Christmas,” Christians superimposed the day of Jesus’s birth onto the end of December, in part to erase pagan traditions affiliated with the solstice. “The church only settled on a Dec. 25 Christmas in the fourth century,” writes Andrew Santella for Slate. “The standard explanation is that the early church conflated its celebration of the Nativity with pre-existing pagan festivals. Romans had their Saturnalia, the ancient winter festival, and northern European people had their own solstice traditions. Among the features: parties, gift-giving, dwellings decorated with greenery.”
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"There is no god, and that’s the simple truth. If every trace of any single religion were wiped out and nothing were passed on, it would never be created exactly that way again. There might be some other nonsense in its place, but not that exact nonsense. If all of science were wiped out, it would still be true and someone would find a way to figure it all out again."

-Penn Jillette

Atheists and Christians Arguing About Nothing

Tonight, Bill Nye the Science Guy is going onstage at the Creation Museum in Petersburg, Kentucky, to argue about evolution with the museum’s founder Ken Ham, who is a young-earth creationist, meaning he thinks the world is only a few thousand years old. Nye is going to “win” the debate in the eyes of anyone who thinks that science is right about anything; Ham’s going to be similarly celebrated by a lot of hardcore Biblical literalists. The debate is the WWE for pseudointellectuals who spend too much time on Reddit, a made-for-YouTube event that will serve as a soapbox for Nye and Ham to stand on and shout.

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"I am an atheist because there is no evidence for the existence of God. That should be all that needs to be said about it: no evidence, no belief."

-Dan Barker, Losing Faith in Faith

In 12 countries, it’s still possible to be put to death for being an atheist. This year Egypt detained atheists who publicly expressed their views, and Saudi Arabia passed a law that equates atheism with terrorism. In May, Malaysia’s prime minister branded “humanism and secularism as well as liberalism” as “deviant.”

as an athiest, I can’t serve office in 6 states, it’s illegal

a study by the university of oregon shows that people distrust atheists as much as they distrust rapists

atheists have statistically lower employment rates

people have been fired on the suspicion that they were irreligious

people have been denied custody of their children due to a lack of religious beliefs

people have turned away volunteers at soup kitchens, animal shelters, homeless shelters because working alongside a godless person was too much

in 2011, a billboard advertising someone as an atheist was declared "violating free speech rights"

the university of notre dame, an college with many multi-faith organizations, refuses to allow “atheist, agnostic or questioning" students in

the boy scouts of america has lifted their ban on lgbt+ scouts, den mothers and troop leaders but has no intention to lift its ban on atheists

it is almost impossible for an atheist to blend in smoothly to the major populus without violating their beliefs- praying, saying the pledge etc

in arkansas, i wouldn’t be allowed to serve as a witness in court, it’s illegal

there are seven countries where atheists can be imprisoned under law

there are seven countries where you can be executed for being an atheist

tell me more about how atheists aren’t discriminated against