Ten secular commandments
You know, thou shalt not kill, steal etc – without the silly bits about being jealous of your neighbour’s sheep – Christians have had a monopoly on this for too long (because of talking snakes and the rest) since they ‘borrowed’ natural rules people around the world have shared for millennia.
There aren’t ten! there are hundreds. They just kept tacking them on to get folk to do what they wanted.
“And there is no agreement on which ten of the many are “the” ten. The phrase “ten commandments” appears in Exodus 34 and in Deuteronomy 10, which is a reference, but not a list. The strange thing is that the line about Moses writing on the (new) tablets “the ten commandments” is preceded by a list of totally different orders, such as “you shall keep the feast of the unleavened bread”. The familiar list is given earlier in Exodus 20, except that it is never there called “the Ten Commandments” and there is no mention of tablets until 11 chapters and 600-some commandments later.”
Agreed, starting with “Be open-minded and be willing to alter your beliefs with new evidence.” (Jeremy Jimenez) and ending with “Leave the world a better place than you found it. (Maury McCoy)”. Christians wouldn’t like this though why? “Love not the Earth, for the Earth shall pass”, idiots.
Hitchin nailed this already.