S.E. Cupp’s Ten Commandments

Conservative atheist S.E. Cupp: “[I] agree with pretty much all of the Ten Commandments.”

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  • Guest

    That was quick.
    I don’t believe in having commandments as such, more like guidelines. Like, if your family is starving to death and you can nick food for them, I would argue that you are morally obliged to steal. I think you should kill in self defense, rather than letting an agressor kill you and get away with it (although it’s better to find a third option if you can). I agree with the adultry one; ideally, if you’re in a difficult marriage, you’d talk to your partner before sleeping with someone else. It’s not the worst crime in the world though, and ‘do not rape’ or ‘don’t enslave people’ should really be up there first. As for coveting, I think it can lead to unhappiness, if you’re always chasing after things you want instead of appreciating what you have. But is coveting worse than torture? I think not. And yet, ‘don’t torture’ wasn’t important enough for God to mention.

    Did you forget ‘honour thy father and thy mother’ or is S.Ippy Cupp known for not obeying her parents?

  • Richard Tingley

    I find great direction in one Law, Wheaton’s Law which simply states “Don’t be a dick.”. So far, I have yet to find one moral dilemma that the simple act of not being a dick did not steer me in the right direction.

  • Tainda

    I love Wheaton’s Law

  • http://www.holytape.etsy.com Holytape

    I agree with her. I too as an atheist, pretty much like all of the Ten Condiments. Particularly, mustard. But if we are being truthful, I’m do much like the first, ““You shall have no other condiments before me, Ketchup, Lord God of the Condiments.”

  • KeithCollyer

    Heretic! Those of us with more refined tastes here in the UK know that the Wholly[1] Trinity of condiments is Brown Sauce, Branston Pickle, Piccalilli
    [1] Wholly because – why would you want others? I guess it’s OK that they exist, so long as I don’t have to believe in them

  • http://parkandbark.wordpress.com/ Houndentenor

    She’s never given this any thought. Yes, most people agree that theft and murder are wrong. But a lot of the rest is not applicable to people who aren’t religious. This just gives you an idea of the kind of shallow thinking that’s going to go into CNN’s Crossfire reboot. I doubt anyone else on the panel has given much thought to any of the nonsense, left or right, they are going to spew either.

  • http://parkandbark.wordpress.com/ Houndentenor

    Be careful about nicking food, otherwise Russell Crowe will follow you the rest of your life and worst of all he’ll SING!

  • http://www.holytape.etsy.com Holytape

    Crossfire is being re-booted?! Don’t these people have any decency? Many of us are still traumatized from watching Jon Steward viscously and unremorsefully beat to death the careers of Paul Begala and Tucker Carlson.

  • Stev84

    “Though shalt not covet” is a thoughtcrime. Coveting is also the basis of our entire economic system. There is nothing wrong with coveting things within reason, as long as you don’t steal them.

  • http://yetanotheratheist.com/ TerranRich

    She is not an atheist, pure and simple. And no, this isn’t a “No True Scotsman” fallacy. If a self-described atheist says she agrees with rules that tell us to keep the Sabbath holy, honor only one god, and never use that god’s name in vain… she is a theist.

  • FaithIsGlorifiedDelusion

    This reminds me of this video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tz3EEqtcJME

  • Bitter Lizard

    The real reason to doubt the sincerity of a religion-revering atheist like S.E. Cupp is because the notion of an “honest faitheist” is an oxymoron. There’s a word for actively encouraging people to believe things you know aren’t true and it’s called “deception”. Because we know people who claim to be atheists but encourage the holding of religious beliefs are dishonest by definition, it is completely rational to hold an extra degree of skepticism to whatever bullshit comes out of their mouths.

    At least some theists have the excuse that they might believe they’re defending the truth. Faitheists are all deeply unethical lowlifes.

  • Drew M.

    Shut up, Wesley.

    Bill and Ted’s commandment > Wheaton’s Law. ;)

  • Richard Tingley

    Wheaton’s law is a simplified version of the Bill and Ted equation. ;)

  • edb3803

    S. E. Cupp: an self-proclaimed atheist who thinks true believers are more moral!

  • Greg Scott

    She is not an atheist– she’s a deliberate charlatan– she wrote a book called ‘losing my religion”– my prediction? sometime in the future she will write a book titled ”Finding my religion”

  • Buckley

    S.E. Cupp is an Atheist, She is also a Conservative. Fine. Which one makes her money? Conservative. Is it any wonder that she tempers her non-belief with her job? I don’t agree with all she says, but she obviously lacks the conviction to be an atheist conservative and point out the religious hypocracy of the right while maintaining her core conservatism. Is she suddenly comes out as Christian, I would see it as as way to make money, not necessarily what she believes. I wish I could be out, but I can’t.

  • AxeGrrl

    S.E. Cupp is an Atheist..

    Please explain how an atheist can “agree” with the commandment “Thou shalt have no other gods before me”?

    C’mon, Buckley.

    Is she secretly (or unconsciously) trying to expose herself as a fraud, or what?

  • Guest

    She also lies a lot (especially about climate change), and href=”http://www.politico.com/blogs/media/2013/03/huntsman-daughters-se-cupp-join-progay-marriage-group-159198.html>supports gay marriage I would say that kinda makes her pro adultery, and, as other people on here have pointed out, she’s pretty pro capitalism, which makes her pro coveting. And, she appears to have a tongue in cheek attitude towards actual punishment for stealing, indicating a cavalier attitude towards stealing. The only one that there isn’t evidence of her breaking is the do not murder one.

    So, yeah, my opinion of a person who says, “This list of 10 things are really important” and then only follows one of those things (and that one thing is a pretty basic and easy one to follow) is pretty low.

  • Buckley

    I don’t know. I agree with you. The only thing I think that makes her say what she says about her atheism is that she’s trying to play both sides of the fence and get a paycheck in the process. I’m not saying she’s ethical, but I get why she’s doing it.

  • Drew M.

    I beg to differ. B&T suggest you actively be good to your fellow human, whereas Wesley suggests a passive “try not to hurt anyone” mindset.

    Subtle, but there is a definite difference! :D

  • Drew M.

    Jean, is that a loaf of bread in your pants or are you just happy to see me?

  • Itarion

    Assuming that what she says is true, and she doesn’t believe, and is honestly conservative etc., etc., etc., there is some thoroughly interesting psychology going on inside her head. Somehow, there is a belief that, if she searches this one religion long enough, then she will find belief in its god. Rather than being a direct Christian, it seems that she is a meta-Christian, in that she believes that Christianity holds the truth.
    So, according to my interpretation, she has faith, not in a deity, but in the religion that surrounds it. Truly fascinating.

  • Itarion

    The Pirate’s Code is more like… guidelines… anyway.

  • Lijdare

    I suppose the Protestant version is protrayed in the cartoon. So what them is problem with Cupp or any other atheist following #5 (honoring parents) or #9 (lying)? One can simply impute the word ‘nature’ for ‘god’ in the 5th commandment. And voila! Cupp is following 6 of them: that is as she said “most.” As an atheist, I have always said that the base of Christian morality is ‘primarily’ based in common sense, the golden rule, and the sociologial circumstances from which it was borne. We continue that to this day. It doesn’t make that morality from a god, it simply makes it human.

  • http://parkandbark.wordpress.com/ Houndentenor

    I remember that smackdown. That was some good TV. But unfortunately both Begala and Carlson still have careers.

  • Obazervazi

    Well, she is an atheist. She technically has no gods before him. Maybe she’s just pretending that’s all he asks for.

  • randomfactor

    Before him OR after him. Or him.

  • Derrik Pates

    Especially when she talks about how she wishes she was a Christian, and how she’d never vote for an atheist President because she considers a leader believing in a god to be a “check” – because no believer has ever done whatever the hell he wanted or anything regardless of his “faith”.

    She’s playing at being atheist, while confirming every right-wing fever-dream fantasy about atheism. I’m just waiting for the miraculous conversion.

  • Derrik Pates

    Not to mention that without coveting, capitalism would die quickly. The core of capitalism is seeing what your neighbor has, wanting it, and working hard to get it.