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Comment by davis goodman on July 28, 2012 at 8:54am

This is one lesson the atheist community needs to work on the most. There is anger and contempt and frustration which is reasonable and understandable and can be expressed in constructive ways. But it is also expressed in arrogant, mean, condescending and ritious ways which I find total "asshole" behaviour. Atheists can be just as big assholes as people from any religeion, especially in terms of smugness, belittling, smarter-than-thou, better-than-thou terms. Just stumble atheism and you'll find all sorts of mean spirited material. Not only does it make you an asshole, but you rarely convert anyone to your side while being a dick to someone, by telling them they are stupid and by showing them how smarter and awsome-er you are. It also makes atheists seem bad when so many are dissing and cussing at everyone else.

Comment by Jeff Grable Jr on May 2, 2011 at 4:16pm
It's time for the world to know this one fact: Just be good to each other, and DON'T BE AN ASSHOLE!!!
Comment by Lasry DiSalvo on July 25, 2009 at 4:48pm
What is so brilliant about this is that all the major religions have this as the basic premise. The golden rule if you will.

I suppose we all have a right to be an asshole if we really want to be, but do we not have some responsibility to better the world and communities in which we live?

The Stop and Shop reference is a bit above my head. Is it just suppose to demonstrate that even the most basic tasks and interactions can be done with respect for others?
Comment by Jim Mo. on July 4, 2009 at 8:33pm
...and what is the consequence for violating this commandment?
Comment by Alenka Bobinsky on June 30, 2009 at 3:06pm
Pope Benedict XVI is one of the worst in history. Unfortunately, I live in an ex-communist country which adores him. The commandment should not be confusing to anyone who is a true atheist. Tne others should not visit this page.
Comment by Casey Wollberg on June 25, 2009 at 6:27am
Stop it. You are confusing the church-folk. Atheism does not prescribe behavior, and I will be an asshole if I want to--What do you think I am, a humanist?
Comment by Joseph Daniel Kowalski on June 24, 2009 at 11:14am
Samuel, the point of this is to indicate that as atheists we need to not be assholes, due to the fact that as a whole the atheist community is usually known for its assholery.
Comment by Samuel Donald Richardson on June 18, 2009 at 8:13pm
Awesome picture! Very real. Nonreligion = the only untainted source of morality.
Comment by Gerard McDonald on June 18, 2009 at 1:40pm
Ha! Excellent stuff



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