The TOTAL Book

Tenets Of Truth for Atheist Living

"Because why should only the faiths deserve a sacred scripture."

 

 

Tenet Eight

 

1 It shall be, that when the world has grasped that the faiths are nothing more than the empty worship of the heavenly spheres, humankind should seek to the uttermost to dissolve their adulation. 2 Therefore, reckon time apart from the heavenly cycles, thus putting to naught the olden gods. Rather, reckon your days and years in ways that hail humanity.


3 Keep a week of ten days, the number of human digits, so that our reckoning of the days forever hearkens us back to the glory of the human form and not of the cold and heartless heaven. 4 There shall be for all humanity three days of industry followed by a day of leisure, then four days of industry followed by two days of leisure. 5 Rest therefore on the fourth day, and the ninth and tenth days of the week. Such is to be the weekly cycle forever unto us, because recreation is as much to be cherished as creation.

6 Four weeks of ten days comprise a month, and there shall be nine months in a year unto us. 7 Intercalate a day at the end of every two months beginning with the first month, and regard such a day as the forty first day. 8 Thus shall we intercalate a day at the end of every two months beginning with the first month, and regard it as the forty first day, except in the sixteenth and the thirty-third year.


9 On the sixteenth year, intercalate a day at the end of every month, so that there is a forty-first day in each month. 10 As also on the thirty-third year, intercalate a day at the end of every month, so that there is a forty first day in each month. 11 Then shall we repeat this cycle of thirty-three years unto perpetuity, and know verily that your days will not fall out of step with the seasons over many lifetimes.

12 At the end of many thirty-three year cycles, intercalate a day at the end of the last month, and regard such a day as the forty-second day. It is to be a day of leisure unto you.


13 Every forty-first day of whatever month is to be a day of worship unto us. Never shall that day be for industry, neither for leisure, but a day of worship forever. 14 So shall all our generations distinguish three manner of days: days of industry, days of leisure, and days worship. 15 None of these our nature of days must we mingle one with another, neither amalgamate the activities of each into one.

16 Name the days after the men and women who have most advanced our understanding of our world. Name the months after the men and women who have most advanced our understanding of ourselves. It is to be our tribute forever to the true heroes of our kind. 17 Name the months and days differently from nation to nation, according as what each hero has added to his or her own people.
 
18 Recoil from the Roman calendar whether of emperor or pontiff, for it is a tribute to the sun, and moreover shun all manner of lunar reckoning. Speak not of them or debate over them, for this brand of tattling is pointless and useless and endless.

 

 

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