Connecting the Supporting Principles: Are you in Harmony?
I’ve often been asked about why, or how, I felt that supporting principles were necessary when teaching the overriding Golden Rule. In my research I realized that modern people had trouble with the Golden Rule because it is so simple. A principle so simple, yet powerful, that we are flummoxed by it! This brings two important items to bear; God’s purpose and human history.
If you have been following me you know that I accept and believe in evolutionary principles. We rise out of the savannas of Africa a very simple, bipedal creature. Because of that upright stature we are already communal. It is a necessary function of extended rearing of our young borne prematurely. At that point, it’s care for the clan⏤survive. “Care for others as you would like them to care for you.” Move forward 200,000 years or approximately 7000 generations, in a sophisticated technological wonder land, we find many conflicting ideas about how one should treat others. Explaining how sticking to a standard that really isn’t taught, is difficult. Time to organize a practice to guide connected cooperation.
Very early in my research I discovered a quote from Sigmund Freud.
The truths contained in religious doctrines are after all so distorted and systematically disguised that the mass of humanity cannot recognize them as truth.