Sunday, July 17, 2016

Seven Tenets of Human Morality

The point being that no supernatural being presented these to human beings.  Or rather that no bunch of Bronze Age desert goat-fuckers claimed they got them from their invisible sky wizard.

These are the tenets of behavior that human beings have tried to follow since we first evolved into human beings.  These are the guidelines that allow us to live and work and love within a community of others.

No one ever has to order us to follow them.  Our conscience does that for us.

Divine Irony:

Satanic Temple: Seven Tenets Are Morally Superior To Ten Commandments

•Strive to act with compassion and empathy toward all creatures in accordance with reason.
•The struggle for justice is an ongoing and necessary pursuit that should prevail over laws and institutions.
•One’s body is inviolable, subject to one’s own will alone.
•The freedoms of others should be respected, including the freedom to offend. To willfully and unjustly encroach upon the freedoms of another is to forgo your own.
•Beliefs should conform to our best scientific understanding of the world. We should take care never to distort scientific facts to fit our beliefs.
•People are fallible. If we make a mistake, we should do our best to rectify it and resolve any harm that may have been caused.
•Every tenet is a guiding principle designed to inspire nobility in action and thought. The spirit of compassion, wisdom, and justice should always prevail over the written or spoken word.

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