"Two things fill the mind with ever increasing
awe, the oftener and more steadily
we reflect on them the starry heavens above and the moral law within."
Mental activities include the 'transcendental unity of
means two things;
- the activity in question is not empirically observable; we
cannot perceive the
mind at work through our senses.
- the activity is a necessary condition
of orderly experience; if it were not occurring, we would not be able to
experience the world which we
in fact do.
The term apperception is in this illustration:
not only observe the object, the cart, but I connect it with the road, the
scenery around the cart and, going further, with its point of origin and
In fact I connect the cart, or could do so, with the
totality of my experience.
The cart is, in other words, a feature of a
whole world in which I live through
The ability to integrate my experience of the cart with the
totality of my experiences, to
create a world of reality, is not accomplished through perceptions it is
accomplished by the mind through apperception.
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We have no sensory experience of
But we take it for granted that we experience
time in the same sense that we experience
colors and sounds.
Careful examination of our experience convinces us,
however, that we do not experience time.
None of our multiple senses
gives us any impression of the pervasive but elusive passage of
What, then, is the source of our knowledge of time, as well as of
the other formal elements that give our experience its
This structure is the
result of the creative activity of the mind.
When the mind receives the input of the senses - smells,
colors, sounds, tastes, textures and equilibrium -
it simultaneously does its work of
organizing these raw data into coherent structures or objects in a single
organizes our sense data with which it constructs an orderly whole world.
This activity is one of
The mind takes the various items brought to it by the
senses and unifies, or synthesizes,
these to produce the 'unity' of objects we experience as our reality of an
orderly whole world.
Freedom is independence of
the compulsory will of another, and in so far as it tends to exist with the
freedom of all according to a universal law, it is
the one sole original inborn
right belonging to every human.
Emotion without foundational understanding is empty, and intuition
without conceptual understanding is blind.
Our senses provide us only
the colors, sounds, smells of objective reality.
Our senses do not
reveal true knowledge of the formal
structure of reality.
Understanding the formal structure of
reality requires experience.
civil justiceMan has the duty to strengthen the
feeling of compassion, since this feeling promotes morality in relation to
other human beings.
The greatest problem for the human species, the
solution of which nature compels him to seek, is that of attaining a civil
society which can administer justice
The enjoyment of power inevitably corrupts the judgement
of reason, and perverts its
The function of the
true state is to impose the minimum restrictions and safeguard the maximum
liberties of the people, and it never regards the
individual as a thing.
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new religious ideology to which its author adheres. The author feels that the
falsification of reality outside personal experience has created a populace
unable to discern propaganda from reality and that this has been done
purposefully by an international corporate cartel through their agents who wish
to foist a corrupt version of reality on the human race. Religious intolerance
occurs when any group refuses to tolerate religious practices, religious
beliefs or persons due to their religious ideology. This web site marks the
founding of a system of philosophy named The Truth of the Way of Life - a
rational religion based on reason which requires no leap of faith, accepts no
tithes, has no supreme leader, no church buildings and in which each and every
individual is encouraged to develop a personal relation with the Creator and
Sustainer through the pursuit of the knowledge of reality in the hope of curing
the spiritual corruption that has enveloped the human spirit. The tenets of The
Truth of the Way of Life are spelled out in detail on this web site by the
author. Violent acts against individuals due to their religious beliefs in
America is considered a "hate crime."
This web site in no way condones
violence. To the contrary the intent here is to reduce the violence that is
already occurring due to the international corporate cartels desire to control
the human race. The international corporate cartel already controls the world
economic system, corporate media worldwide, the global industrial military
entertainment complex and is responsible for the collapse of morals, the
elevation of self-centered behavior and the destruction of global ecosystems.
Civilization is based on cooperation. Cooperation does not occur at the point
of a gun.
American social mores and values have declined precipitously
over the last century as the corrupt international cartel has garnered more and
more power. This power rests in the ability to deceive the populace in general
through corporate media by pressing emotional buttons which have been
preprogrammed into the population through prior corporate media psychological
operations. The results have been the destruction of the family and the
destruction of social structures that do not adhere to the corrupt
international elites vision of a perfect
world. Through distraction and coercion the direction of thought of the
bulk of the population has been directed toward solutions proposed by the
corrupt international elite that further consolidates their power and which
further their purposes.
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