1. Do not have sex with others without their consent. It is rape.
2. Never have sex with children, it is always rape.
3. Be honest.
4. Thou shalt wash your hands every day to prevent getting many illnesses.
5. Do not own other humans, slavery is immoral.
6. Never cause unnecessary harm to anyone.
7. Clean up after yourself.
8. Be careful with the earth’s resources, they are limited and there is no alternative living space.
9. Question authority – even these commandments.
10. Treat others the way you would want to be treated.*

Instead of my list, God piles repeats basically the same message into the first 4 commandments – a waste of an opportunity. His other commandments only apply to property owners; as in, a wife is just property (incidentally, a husband isn’t).

Nowhere does God forbid rape, genocide or slavery – all are recommended.
God later forbids shellfish – yet shellfish is very healthy.

*Christianity destroys the message of reciprocity
by forcing believers to see any challenge about God as a personal assault on themselves. These are two obvious examples:

“If anyone comes to you and does not bring this teaching, do not receive him into your house or give him any greeting” (2 John 1:10)

“Let him who has done this be removed from among you.” (1 Corinthians 1:13)

Since my commandments are better than God’s:

1. Why was God not able to do better than he did?
2. Why do we think God is worthy of judging others when he is such a bad judge of himself?

God’s commandments are not impressive.
Here’s a link to them:



About Atheist Max

I'm a former Christian who became Atheist in middle age. My blog is a journal of how I lost religion and discovered a better life. For Peace, Civility and the Separation of Church and State
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  1. Corona Civica says:

    You come off as literally the most bitter, miserable person, friend.

    Hope you find peace sometime soon, and let go of your prideful need to be proved right/vindicated/revenged.


    • Atheist Max says:

      I’m at peace. Not bitter.

      But you sound bitter – not me.
      I am proud that I left religion. It was hard work.


      • Corona Civica says:

        … And your response is case-in-point, I believe.

        Good luck with everything.

        Pro-Tip: I wouldn’t quote Thomas Jefferson, a chronic slave-raping sociopath, for moral/philosophical guidance on your home page.


        • Atheist Max says:

          You are sounding more bitter by the moment.


          “deem them unworthy…remove your blessings of peace.” – JESUS (Matthew 10:13)

          “Don’t waste….on the people who are unholy. Don’t throw your pearls to pigs!” – JESUS (Matthew 7:6)

          “shake the dust off…for a testimony against them” – JESUS (MARK 6:11)

          “Execute them in front of me” – JESUS (Luke 19:27)

          Jesus was very bitter, too. I’m sorry to say I believed in him once.


        • Atheist Max says:

          Don’t you agree that my 10 commandments are better than God’s?


        • Jon Darby says:

          The Bible has numerous passages on how to be a chronic slave-raping sociopath. How about we stop using that for moral guidance as well?


  2. Jon Darby says:

    The issue of rape is actually my favorite to bring up since it is never mentioned in the Bible. For all the “Thou Shalt nots” in the Bible, God never seems to deem it important to mention “Hey, it’s not good to force sex upon unwilling participants.” Since we now accept this today, the immorality of rape must have derived from something other than the Bible. [ http://theheathensguide.com/rape-question-of-morality/ ]

    I do like your 10 Commandments, though it’s not hard to beat those found in the Bible. As you noted, the first 4 are wasted on the childish ego of an admittedly jealous God. If I were to make an addition though, I would note something to the effect of “Do not assume that the way you choose to live your life is equally valid for all others.

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  3. Dan Amo says:

    Max, and friends, you’ve chosen for commandments the 10 most important thoughts you have for humanity – but what’s the purpose for keeping your 10 commandments, what happens to us if we don’t, and, what authority do you have over any of us to enforce them?

    The 10 commandments describe the character and values of the one making them, yet not everyone will share your morals; and, if you better define what you consider to be “unnecessary harm”, you might find even less of a following (or become more closely aligned with the original 10 than you’d like to be).

    The Bible never tries to prove the existence or authority of God, because the people receiving these commandments had just been eyewitness to incredible supernatural things in and out of Egypt. They were a people chosen by God to learn who He was, and transmit His characteristics and worldviews to the rest of us.

    What evidence do you have to disprove God’s existence, and deny the resurrection of Jesus Christ? Those are the key questions to answer if you’re going to refute and cast off God, otherwise, you’re just rejecting Him and HIs authority – hence, mocking His commandments.


    • Atheist Max says:


      “What happens if we don’t follow your commandments?”
      Which of my commandments are you ready to not follow? Tell me, and I’ll tell you what consequences you will suffer in this lifetime.

      “What evidence do you have which disproves God?”

      I don’t have any proof.
      I never said God is impossible – a god may exist.
      But I cannot believe in Yahweh or Jesus. They may exist.
      It is ridiculous to believe in them though.
      Just as it is ridiculous to believe in leprechauns.

      I don’t say ‘leprechauns are impossible’. But it would be ridiculous to believe in them.

      Same for gods.
      Either show evidence that God exists or forget the entire proposition.


    • Atheist Max says:

      Dan Amo,

      “The 10 commandments describe the character and values of the one making them..”

      The Ten Commandments of the Bible are not good. They are not honest. They are rather silly and some of them are dangerous.


  4. Hardness of this world says:

    ALL religions are infantile


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