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Featured What are everyone's core values?

Discussion in 'General Religious Debates' started by icehorse, Feb 22, 2021.

  1. Conscious thoughts

    Conscious thoughts Veteran Member

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    Kindness
    Respect toward all people
    Be to other the way i want them to be toward me
     
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  2. danieldemol

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    My core values are
    Truthfulness, compassion, and freedom of speech to give truthfulness and compassion the necessary room to grow.
     
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    Reason
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  4. Mock Turtle

    Mock Turtle Asinine, socialist-leaning, puerile filth
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    Core values: Honesty, compassion, integrity, kindness, impartiality, autonomy, humility, and no doubt others, but not easy to live up to them all, or any, especially for all one's life. And perhaps the Platinum Rule (as I would designate such) - do no harm - even if that leaves a lot of such open to interpretation.
     
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  5. loverofhumanity

    loverofhumanity Well-Known Member
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    I try to keep my focus on love and unity. Service to humanity is another very highly prized value of mine.
     
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    All we need is love... golden rule expresses that.
     
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  7. Augustus

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    In part, but the evidence clearly shows there are limits to this. We can't simply say 'my tribe is humanity' and have it function in any meaningful sense.

    Borders/boundaries are essential to identity, and the wider we spread these, the further into abstraction we need to venture.

    The more we retreat into abstraction, the weaker the bonds and the easier to split the 'coalition' when things are not going as well as people would like. Abstract coalitions can be fractured by abstract problems (see US politics for example).

    Paradoxically, we get more harmony by forming into smaller, more natural communities with clearer boundaries between them and mutual non-interference.

    Unfortunately this goes against the prevailing orthodox fantasy of globalist centrism that is stuck in an 'End of history' type mindset where their ideology is bound to triumph as people become richer and better educated.
     
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  8. Ashoka

    Ashoka Om Namah Shivaya

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    When I think of my core values, kindness and compassion come to mind. I think these two are the most important to me if I had to choose.
     
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  9. Augustus

    Augustus the Unreasonable

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    The silver rule, expressed in the negative "do not do unto others as you would not have them do unto you" is superior, imo, as it is non-interventionist.

    The Golden Rule encourages intervention into other people's affairs: "if I were in his position, I'd want someone like me to help solve my problems/show me the truth/help me find the One True God/etc"

    We are better served, in general, by minding our own business
     
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  10. Augustus

    Augustus the Unreasonable

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    But justice, as with empathy, means nothing without a core set of values to base it around.

    Some might find it compassionate to 'justly' kill the apostate lest he pervert the minds of other innocents condemning them to everlasting hellfire :smilingimp:
     
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  11. Koldo

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    Oh, just to clarify: I meant what I understand as justice, not somebody else's conception of justice.
     
  12. icehorse

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    Well if you're advocating for de-centralism, I'm totally on board :)
     
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  13. lewisnotmiller

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    I understand the rule, and also prefer it. I've just never heard it called The Silver Rule and was wondering where the name came from.
     
  14. Amandi

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    Do as much good in the world while doing as little harm as possible.
     
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  15. Mock Turtle

    Mock Turtle Asinine, socialist-leaning, puerile filth
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    Also known as the Beatles Rule. :oops:
     
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