I was reading Playboy and came across an article that asked different people of significant accomplishments what commandments they would put in school. Following is the one that impressed me the most.
Alan Dershowitz is a professor at Harvard Law School:
1. Never claim God supports your team or is on your side of an issue.
2. Don't hang out only with kids who are members of your religion or race.
3. Don't denounce as antireligious those who differ with you about the role of religion in public life.
4. Don't accept something as true just because "The Bible says so"
5. Honor and respect the diversity of the nation, remembering that many Americans came here to escape the tyranny of enforced religious uniformity and, more recently, enforced antireligious uniformity.
6. Do good because it's right and refrain from doing bad because it's wrong, not because of any promise of heaven or threat of hell.
7. Do not accuse those who reject formal religion of being immoral. Some of our nations greatest leaders did not practice or accept religion.
8. Do not equate morality and religion. Although some great moral teachers were religious, some great sinners also acted in the name of religion.
9. Be a skeptic about everything -- God, science, your teachers, your parents, yourself.
10. Remember that every belief is a minority belief somewhere, and act as if your belief were the least popular.
Here's another one that I liked a lot...
Susie Bright is the author of Full Exposure: Opening up to Sex and Creativity.
1. Bow your heads and observe a moment of profound daydreaming.
2. Read banned books.
3. Defy stereotypes.
4. Assume everyone is sexual.
5. Develop a healthy cynicism for standardized tests.
6. Take care of your beautiful body.
7. Remember, Drugs are bad.
8. Appreciate the simplest gesture.
9. Love all creation.
10. Avoid the cafeteria.
Three to be four, hidden no more
Fire shall last, while the bruise fades into the past
Gifts from a god, distracted from the footprints that have been trod
Elements from within, seeds of unknown origin
Given, taken, misused and mistaken
Puzzles of Power, Twins from the Tower
Golf and Bravo
Yankee and India
Oscar and Romeo
Victorious with focus
The walls shall fall, revealing all