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Beliefs

19 Apr

 

I am sometimes asked, usually by those who cannot understand my devout atheism, what I believe in.

There is an inference that, if I do not believe in a god, specifically the one they believe in, then I cannot be a good man. They argue that without a code then I am somehow morally bankrupt.

Here then, is my code. It is by no means original, but it is simple. It can be summed up in just six words

They are :

Diversity
Tolerance
Inclusion
Equality
Human Kindness

I did think about writing here and explaining the nature, the relevance, the importance of each element – in isolation and holistically. But that would be preaching – something to which I have a great aversion.

Except to say that I personally feel these beliefs are core to a family, a community, a country, a world living in harmony. I live and breathe by them.

And I have yet to find a mainstream religion or a political manifesto which truly embraces all five of them.

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© the author writing as Romantic Dominant

It disappoints and depresses me that, in the three years since writing this , the leadership and politics of ALL major countries have shifted further (in some cases dramatically) towards positions directly opposed to the above principles. And religion … well … best left unsaid.

Photo by Schlegel Doyle

 
6 Comments

Posted by on April 19, 2019 in Still Life, Uncategorized

 

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6 responses to “Beliefs

  1. ❦Just Me❦

    April 19, 2019 at 5:02 pm

    I love a good sermon. 😉 But this works, too. Well said, beautiful you.

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  2. CHINA ALEXANDRIA LIVING THE DREAM

    April 20, 2019 at 4:44 am

    Reblogged this on LIVING THE DREAM.

    Liked by 1 person

     
  3. G

    April 20, 2019 at 1:11 pm

    Couldn’t have said it better! Well said 💕

    Liked by 1 person

     

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