Today we conclude a look at the 10 (non) commandments offered as an alternative to the ten (actual) commandments. This list is compiled from nearly 3,000 submissions from atheists from more than a dozen countries.
In keeping with the mindless emotional drivel which has come before, the remaining two (non) commands are not only entirely baseless and indefensible on atheism, but are actually contradictory:
#9. There is no one right way to live.
#10. Leave the world a better place than you found it.
Number 9 almost works on their world view, as long as you acknowledge that there isn’t even ONE right way to live, let alone more than one. There is no right or wrong of any kind on atheism, so this becomes a meaningless statement. It’s like saying, “In a world where light does not exist, you can wear any color you want after labor day.”
Or, “In a world with no liquids, there is no one drink of choice.”
Whoo hoo. Can you feel that exhilarating feeling of freedom? Me neither.
Oh, and by “There is no one right way to live,” we meant, “The only right way to live is where you leave the world a better place than you found it.” I think we’ve passed hypocrisy and have plowed, full speed, into stupid. While it is hard to remember this while watching the Indiana Jones movies, The Nazis REALLY BELIEVED that they were going to make the world a better place. (Read more about that HERE)
Number ten is an actual COMMAND, or would be if they could qualify “Better.” Ironically this failure is their escape hatch. On Atheism, there is no good, and so there can be no better. For an atheist to ask if the world is a better place is like two bus station drunks having the following conversation:
Drunk 1: “Are we closer, or further away?”
Drunk 2: “From what?”
Drunk 1: “It doesn’t matter.”
Drunk2: “Oh. In that case, no.”
This sums up the entire exercise. Without God, there is no meaning and purpose to our existence. Without meaning and purpose, we can’t fail to reach out goal, and we can’t fulfill our purpose, because none exists. No one is of adequate authority to give commands. So why did these guys all make their own top ten list? Because they all KNOW the truth they refuse to acknowledge.
Romans 1:20 (ESV) tells us this: “For [God’s] invisible attributes, namely, his eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly perceived, ever since the creation of the world, in the things that have been made. So they [unbelievers] are without excuse.”
Everyone KNOWS that God is there. Some just don’t like it. Everyone KNOWS there is a moral law, given to us by God. Many just don’t like being held accountable. But even these atheist give the game away when they try to replace the word of God with their own wills. They still insist we be selfless, and not selfish. They still insist we take responsibility for our actions, and even consider how our actions will effect future generations whom we may never meet.
They are like a group of children arguing about which color of flower is the best, all the while pretending that there is no light, because they do not like the sun. But without the sun, there would be no light, and thus, no colors. You can claim it’s possible to have a favorite color without the sun, but when you admit to color, you are admitting to the sun as well.
Even on the ten (non) commandments of Atheism, we have all sinned. None of us ALWAYS works to make the world a better place, or considers others first when we choose to act. All have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God. (Romans 3:23) But where atheism leaves you stained forever by you own sins, and all of the world’s religions demand you raise yourself from the dead, the Bible tells us that God did for us what we could not do.
“…God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.“ (Romans 5:8).
“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. 17 For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him.” (John 3: 16-17)
Where ever you get your ten commandments, you still need to be forgiven. You still need a savior. God gave us a top ten list to show us that we needed to be forgiven, and then he made the way for us to be saved from our sin. Believe in Jesus, let him take yours sins away, and then, when you can see the sun, acknowledge the true standards of God’s moral law, then you can selflessly love others by really trying to make the world a better place.
“If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.” 1 John 1:9
Do that today. And remember #JesusLovesYou