The winners of a competition to crowdsource an alternative secular version to the Ten Commandments for the modern age were announced today at www.atheistmindhumanistheart.com/winners. Running throughout the month of November, the Prize sought to open up for discussion what gives life meaning when secular culture is on the rise.
Over 2,800 submissions were received, originating from 18 different countries, including 27 U.S. states, and over 6,000 votes were cast by the public for their favorite submissions, said authors Lex Bayer and John Figdor, the Prize’s founders. Their book, ATHEIST MIND, HUMANIST HEART, (Rowman & Littlefield) guides readers through their process for establishing and testing principles for living a reasonable, ethical, and happy life without God.
“There is often a misconception that nonbelievers don’t share strong ethical values. In reading through the thousands of submissions in the contest it’s very clear that is not the case,” said Figdor, Humanist Chaplain at Stanford University. “The overwhelming positivity and overlap with traditional moral values shows that no matter where you are from, or what your faith tradition has been — or hasn’t been — there are some things we can all agree on as being important and vital to a rich and fulfilling life.”
The submissions were reviewed by a panel of thirteen judges. On the panel were notables such as Adam Savage from the Discovery Channel’s “Mythbusters”; National Medal of Science recipient Gordon Bower; Harvard University’s Humanist Chaplain, Greg Epstein; Executive Director of the Richard Dawkins Foundation, Robyn Blumner; and Chief Executive of the British Humanist Association, Andrew Copson.
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