- "The highest ideals are human intelligence, creativity and love. Respect these above all."
The longer I live the more I understand how love really trumps everything else. I think that the secret to integrating love into the reality of our lives is humility. This, I think, is where many (including atheists) come up short.
- "Do not put things or even ideas above other human beings."
Hard to argue this point. Religious people have been doing this for ages. Interesting that even atheists seem to operate from commandments.
Atheists have Commandments?
Magician and atheist Penn Gillette recently listed his version of the ten commandments. You can find the list here. Following is my take (in italics) on the first two commands on his list: