Some time ago I was challenged to devise a rational secular humanist alternative to the Judeo-Christian “Ten Commandments”, as a universal but practical guide to living.

The responses I came up with then, my “10 Affirmations to Live By”, I still think are worth defending, affirming, and abiding by.

But I would like to throw open the challenge to anyone to propose their own set of commandments, affirmations, or whatever name they wish to apply.

The goal is to produce a set of practical guidelines that can be followed universally by members of a secular society. There is no minimum or maximum number, but I would suggest more than 10 is probably unwieldy, and encourage economy as a means of encouraging careful prioritizing.

My rules of participation are that they should be in language suitable to teach to children in schools, and they should be free of the language of prejudice or unfair discrimination.

I reserve the right to delete posts or block users fail to respect the aims of this blog.

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