The Tenets & Precepts, belonging to Neo-Absolutism.

  For the purposes of argument in these essays, the prime maxim of Absolutism shall be that, in every situation, there will exist an absolute Truth; human perception or acceptance of this, whether internal and intellectual or physical and sensory, is flawed by nature and therefore can never be considered reliable in itself as a primary proof of the absolute.

  This accepted, the following shall constitute the universal ethical and logical tenets of Absolutism:

1. Of the Creator.
  There must be one divine Creator, not created, who defies time, space, and complete human understanding.

2. Of life and death.
  The dominions of all life and death belong solely to the Creator, who enables all human abilities and consequences pertaining to both.

3. Of free will.
  All human beings are possessed of rich potential; their realisation of and value for this becomes subject to each one’s free will or that of others.

4. Of gender relations.
  Male and female were created equal in value, equivalent in faculties, and reciprocal in nature, intended for a mutually beneficial monogamous unit, but not interchangeable.

5. Of children.
  Children of every condition are to be protected, nurtured and cherished, for their potential represents the future of society.

6. Of social responsibility.
  The extent of any individual’s personal liberty must always be subject to the best interests of society; one’s primary role as a member of a free society is that of duty, not privilege.

7. Of virtue.
  Absence of commission or experience is not equal to virtue, which is the responsible and deliberate exercise and restraint of free will.

8. Of absolute Good.
  For every ethical question, there will exist an absolute Good, though human perception and acceptance of this, in thought or deed, may be tainted by greed, fear, sloth, envy, hunger, lust, or pride, accounting for why humans may perceive the world to be bad; but the world itself, by nature, tends to be amoral at worst and inclined to reward virtue in thoughts and deeds by its tenant humans.

17 October 2000

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