There’s always talk about what atheists don’t believe. But what do they believe?
A reader named Steve has a website where he lists 17 “propositions” that he feels non-believers should follow.
A few examples:
2) Do not attempt to impose belief systems on others.
12) Do not denigrate believers.
15) Do not search for a meaning to life.
Some seems obvious. Some seem dead-on. Some need some serious rewording.
At times, it sounds like he is saying that we can’t learn anything from religious people, though I don’t think that’s his intent.
Granted most atheists would not write a list like this at all (there’s no need to codify non-belief), are there any general rules of thumb non-religious people should follow?