I've been an atheist for quite a while now and have spent a lot of time thinking about what that means for my life. While I've come to my own personal conclusions, someone has conveniently provided an Atheistic Rights and Responsibilities list. Here it is:
As an atheist you have a number of rights and responsibilities. These include (but are not limited to):
- Have no gods.
- Don't worship stuff.
- Be polite.
- Take a day off once in a while.
- Be nice to folks.
- Don't kill people.
- Don't fool around on your significant other.
- Don't steal stuff.
- Don't lie about stuff.
- Don't be greedy.
Remember, theists will condemn you for living by this code because you are doing it of your own free will instead of because you're afraid that if you don't a supreme being will set you on fire.
So, if you were wondering what it means to be an atheist, there you are. If you would like to declare it to the world, click here.