DEFINING REASONED SPIRITUALITY
To think out all the parts as they relate to the whole.
A way of thinking out what must be so.
To draw conclusions from facts.
To use deduction and induction.
To consider the spirit or mind separately from the body or material things.
- Tolerance of other beliefs, provided they cause no significant harm to others, is essential for harmony within society.
- Ultimately, most of the world's problems can be solved by a major reduction in the human population, through voluntary birth control; which will eventually be critical for the survival of our species.
- Every individual is a component of the universe, and makes a permanent contribution toward future events, as part of the flow of existence.
- Every person, as a component of humanity, has a moral obligation to the species.
- Man, having developed the ability to reason in the abstract, is spiritual by nature.
- Aggression is not, and never has been, the solution to mankind's problems.
- Racism, sexism, and other unreasonable prejudices are based on primitive animal instincts; and have no place in the type of society we, as humans, wish to create.
- Hatred of others is self-defeating; it is best to apply pity or compassion toward people who are the victims of past events: who have been shaped into what they are by genetics and experience.
- Stress, anger, and other such feelings, exist only within oneself; and persist only because you allow them to.
- Evil exists only within mankind. Attributing it to mystical entities does not change the fact that you alone make the final decision as to your actions.
- Nationalism has a negative impact upon humanity, and has been the cause of an incredible amount of destruction, suffering, and death.