Rule, found in the scriptures of every religion, is regarded as
most concise and general description of
human being rules of
"It was the task of industrial society to destroy
reciprocity. All that
"community" implies - self-sufficiency, mutual aid, morality in the
marketplace, stubborn tradition, regulation by custom, organic knowledge
instead of mechanistic science - had to be steadily and systematically
disrupted and displaced. All of the practices that kept the individual from
being a consumer had to be done away with so that the cogs and wheels of an
unfettered machine called "the economy" could operate without interference,
influenced merely by invisible
hands." - Kirkpatrick Sale
"This call for a world-wide
fellowship that lifts neighborly concern beyond one's
race, class and nation is in reality a
call for an all-embracing and unconditional compassion for all men. This oft
misunderstood and misinterpreted
concept has now become an absolute necessity for the
survival of man. Now let us
begin. Now let us rededicate ourselves to the long and bitter - but beautiful -
struggle for a new reality. This is the calling of the sons of God, and our
brothers wait eagerly for our response. " -
Martin Luther King Jr.
Natural selection pushes in the direction of true
With the emergence of
reciprocity humans learned
to trade favors without being cheated.
A favor-giver learns to avoid
blatant cheaters while learning to prefer generous reciprocators.
competition arises in which each actor wants to appear to be the most generous
reciprocator. At this time a reputation for fairness and generosity becomes an
The most effective way to seem generous and fair, under harsh
scrutiny, is to be generous and fair.
As potential beneficiaries inflate
their reputations the favor-giver must develop ever-more-sensitive radar to
distinguish the genuinely generous partners from the
In the long run a reputation can be secured
only by a commitment to be generous and fair.
Some agents evolve to be genuinely
high-minded and self-sacrificing -
they are moral not because
of what it brings them but because that's the type of people they have
Not one of you is a believer until he loves
for his brother what he loves for himself.
No one of you is a believer until he desires
for his brother that which he desires for himself.
And if thine eyes be turned towards justice,
choose thou for thy neighbour that which thou choosest for thyself.
This is the sum of
do naught to others which if done to
thee would cause thee pain.
Whatever is disagreeable to yourself do not do
Compare oneself to others in such terms as,
just as I am, so are they, just as they are, so am I .
An it harm none, do what thou
"Is there a single word
which can be a guide to conduct throughout one's life?"
"It is shu - reciprocity: Do not do to
others what you do not want them to do to you."
This is the sum of duty:
do naught unto
others which would cause you pain if done to you.
As thou deemest thyself, so deem others.
Humankind has not woven the web of
We are but one thread within it.
Whatever we do to the web, we do
Hurt not others with that which pains yourself.
The heart of the person
before you is a mirror.
See there your own form.
traditional religion of Nigeria)
One going to take a pointed stick to poke a baby
should first try it on himself to feel the pain.
law imprinted on the
hearts of all
compassion the members of
society as themselves.
If you haven't the will to gladden someone's
then at least beware
lest you hurt someone's heart,
for on our path, no sin exists but
Regard your neighbor's gain as your own
and regard your neighbor's loss as your own loss.
We affirm and promote respect for the
interdependent web of all existence of which we are a part.
Do for one who may do for you,
that you may
cause him thus to do.
Do not return evil to your adversary; requite
with kindness the one who does evil
to you, maintain justice for your enemy, be friendly to your enemy.
Humanists acknowledge human
the need for mutual respect and the kinship of all
What is hateful to you, do not to your
That is the entire Law;
all the rest is commentary.
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This website defines a
new perspective with which to engage reality 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 gnostic mystery 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
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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