Ten Humanist Commandments



1- Proclaim the natural dignity and inherent worth of all human beings, in all places and in all circumstances.


2- Respect the life and property of others at all times.


3- Practice tolerance and open-mindedness towards the choices and life styles of others.


4- Share with those who are less fortunate and mutually assist those who are in need of help.


5- Use neither lies, nor spiritual doctrine, nor temporal power to dominate and exploit others.


6- Rely on reason, logic and science to understand the Universe and to solve life’s problems, avoiding superstitions, which numb the mind and are an obstacle to thinking for oneself.


7- Conserve and improve the Earth’s natural environment – land, soil, water, air and space – as humankind’s common heritage.


8- Resolve differences and conflicts cooperatively without resorting to violence or to wars.


9- Organize public affairs according to individual freedom and responsibility, through political and economic democracy.


10- Develop one’s intelligence and talents through education and effort, in order to reach fulfillment and happiness, for the betterment of humanity and of future generations.

Source: Global Ethics



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2 comments on “Ten Humanist Commandments

  1. That all sounds good,…….except for the 2nd half of #9. Why would a person with minority beliefs ever want a democracy? If the U.S. were truly a democracy, you and I would both be executed.

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