As a materialist:

1. I believe in materialism and only in materialism. I will not allow myself to believe in anything else.

2. I do not believe in anything else unless I can touch it, see it, hear it, smell it or taste it.

3. I will call myself a ‘skeptic’ even though I fully realize I am cheating and lying when I do this because a skeptic always allows for ‘doubt’ and for possible subsequent confirmation, whereas as a materialist I do NOT allow for doubt. I am absolutely convinced absolutely nothing beyond physical explanation of the world around can exist.

4. I regard secular orthodoxy and materialism as my gods and my salvation for this lifetime on this earth. As an extreme materialist I will always push selfishness to its extreme to attain maximum pleasure – even if I have to corrupt or prostitute my talents or exploit my position in life to attain all this.

5. I do not believe in helping the weak, aiding the poor, helping those who cannot help themselves or in doing anything unless there is a direct benefit in it for me or for my own career.

6. I am strongly against spirituality, against religion, against ‘god’, and actively against anything else EXCEPT the ‘secular religion’ of materialism.

7. I live only for materialism and will do anything in my power to work against belief in the paranormal, psychic phenomena and anyone who tries to show the afterlife exists.

8. I believe I will not be ultimately responsible for my negative actions, negative deeds, negative manipulations, negative conduct in any way.

9. As an extreme materialist, I will maliciously do anything to attain my goal – I will lie, cheat, misrepresent, deceive, deface, desecrate anything which is fundamentally inconsistent with my extreme belief in materialism.

10. I am a short term thinker and short term planner for my immediate gain with absolutely no thoughts past this lifetime on earth.

Inevitably, time will sooner or later catch up with these hard core materialists. Some will learn and accept the inevitability of the afterlife. But those who remain obdurately stubborn they will learn the very hard way. But there is eternity to learn the lessons.

Victor Zammit January 2005