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Beliefs

22 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 four 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

 
9 Comments

Posted by on April 22, 2020 in politics, Still Life, Uncategorized

 

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9 responses to “Beliefs

  1. sinnersoul

    April 22, 2020 at 6:05 pm

    True. Country, community or any religion without these principles are nothing but a hollow shell. Even though I’m not an atheist but the god or religion I believe in… I try to include them. Kindness and tolerance not just towards humans but every living being.♥️♥️

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  2. Daughter of Light

    April 23, 2020 at 3:20 am

    It’s so weird having had some religious observances through out most of my life. A life without a belief in a Power, A Creator seems incomprehensible to my mind, soul and spirit. It’s always good to discuss other’s viewpoint on the world of faiths.

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  3. In mind and out

    April 23, 2020 at 10:09 am

    Values to live by, absolutely.

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  4. thereluctantpoet

    April 24, 2020 at 12:09 am

    Reblogged this on The Reluctant Poet.

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