"In fact, it is a farce to call any being
virtues do not result from the exercise
of its own reason." - Mary Wollstonecraft
"The perfume of
flowers goes not against the wind,
not even the perfume of sandalwood, of rose-bay, or of jasmine; but the perfume
of virtue travels against the wind and reaches unto the ends of the world." -
"Every performance by which man, contrary to the
impulse of nature, should endeavour the benefit of others, or the conquest of
his own passions, out of a rational ambition of being good."
Mandeville's definition of virtue
Virtue is defined
Manly courage; valor.
particular moral excellence.
Chastity, especially in a woman.
admirable quality or attribute.
Morality in regard to
Moral excellence and
Excellence; value; merit;
Effective force or power: believed in the virtue of
The quality of
doing what is good and avoiding what is evil.
An example or
category of moral excellence:
the virtue of patience.
Specifically, moral excellence;
integrity of character; purity of soul; performance
efficacious, good, or beneficial quality; advantage: a plan with the virtue of
Active quality or
power; capacity or power adequate to the production of a given effect; energy;
strength; potency; efficacy.
"We now use the
word "modern" as a compliment, not just for ourselves
but also for our latest invention . But human knowledge changes at the speed of light compared with
human nature. Has our collective virtue
really increased since, say, 1348? Or have we confused technical upgrades with signs of moral
progress? Tools are only as 'good'- in every sense - as
those who use them." - Eric Jager, teacher of medieval literature at UCLA.
This web site is not a commercial web site and
is presented for educational purposes only.
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 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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individual human men and women that, through their writings, showed the
capacity for intelligent, reasonable, rational, insightful and unpopular
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the reader in the present time.
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