My personal philosophy in a nut shell and details

 

 

 I have been ask to express my feelings about philosophical debate.

 

So here they are in a nut shell: Learn to live like Mother Teresa and Mahatma Gahdhi lived.

They always gave much, much more to life and love-mostly for the needy-than they ever took from all their living.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mother_Teresa

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gandhi

 

So here is the best that I can offer in one brief blog:

Live and learn then, love and teach

 

Here  it is in more details:

 

 My personal philosophy all arises from my own personal 71 (8/30/1941) year life here on earth with 47 years of excellent family life with my wife, and 41 years with my son, and 18 years with my Grandson.

While I’ve enjoyed life not only on Main Street; but also on Wall Street as well as Dirt Road Street at different stages, I still think all debate-be it philosophical, scientific, or mere chitchat-should be kept simple, understandable, and friendly in order for everyone to participate so that any conclusion drawn may arise from  truth and seek human betterment.

Thus my personal philosophical thinking can be put in a simple nut shell: Stop and think of God, with or without religion, as well as smell Mother Nature’s roses; and then seek to become your ever growing best self by always giving all you possible can to life and love; and only taking from life and love as little as you possible can.

This way, soon there will be enough of everything for everyone to live freely, safely, and happily with each other without ever getting into the Utopia boredom because life and love still naturally include some unavoidable hardships that require individual attention for meaningful solutions..

Along with this means of living learn to always love people and use things to show them rather than loving things and using people to get them.

Of course, it is much more detailed than this in practice while trying to live a free, safe, and happy life; but-on my site here-I always try to reveal what I encounter in my life that helps me understand the details of how to apply my general philosophy to my daily life by posting my feelings within all my blogs, and photos, and/or comments otherwise.

I often use poetry of my own as well as others, and I even now and then refer to the thoughts of formal philosophers, like the ancient Greeks, Jesus, Locke, Hume, Kant, Berkley, Hegel, Marx, Hobbes, Mill, as well as many other modern and historical philosophers

I also follow the thought of many of the churches, even thought I don’t belong to any of them, I most certainly think that they, as well as their founding Leaders, all have some good philosophies on how one should live their life, especially JESUS.

 And I likewise follow the thinking Of the USA’s founding fathers like Jefferson, Madison, Adams, Washington, Jackson, as well as our other leaders like Lincoln, Roosevelt, Kennedy, not to mention other leaders like Mother Teresa and Gandhi.

Accordingly, If anyone will take the time to read and give there best thoughts to my personal post elsewhere on my site here, they will in a while learn everything I think about philosophical debate and how to better humanity by doing your best to become your ever growing best self simply by always giving more than you take from all the aspect of each’s personal life.

 None the less, I have attached several links to help members learn more about formal philosophical debate as well as attaching what one church has to generally say about it.

I can only hope my thinking will clearly express itself as well as be meaningful and useful to all who take the time to read and study it while blending it into their own thinking on the matter so in some way it may be used to help better humanity.

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http://www.billkeefe.com/wisdom/1.asp

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Philosophers#Realism_and_nominalism

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Philosophy

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Metaphysics

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Epistemology

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ethics

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ethics

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Socrates

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plato

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aristotle

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jesus

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_testiment

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http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Special:Search&redirs...

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http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Special:Search&redirs...

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Morality

Religious and Moral Philosophy

(As one Church views it)

 

Project Philosophy

The authentic test of a religion is not what you believe or stand for - it's what you do. Unless your religion expresses itself in compassion and concern for all living things, we believe it is not authentic.

Our religious education and understanding is as normal as today's average adult citizen of the United States, so, it follows that we will never influence or effect any change with the general population, no matter how hard or long we try.

The name of our church, THE CHURCH OF THE SCIENCE OF GOD, INC. would suggest or appear to place us within the modern monotheism movement with a desire to define God in terms compatible with secular thinking. The Jesuit theologian Leonard Lessius ( 1554-1623 ) argued that the existence of God could be demonstrated scientifically, like any other fact. Where is his following today?

The 19th century German exponents of the Science of Judaism argued that their religion was a wholly rational faith. I doubt if we will add anything to the quest for ultimate meaning if they didn't.

Some eras have been particularly critical for God's history. During the so-called Axial Age ( 800 B.C. to 200 B.C. ), political and economic changes led to new religious ideologies throughout the known, civilized world like; Taoism and Confucianism in China, Buddhism and Hinduism in India, the rational philosophy of Plato and Aristotle in Greece, and differing concepts of monotheism in Israel and in Iran (Zoroastrianism).

Let's consider what we have to work with...

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D.U.O. Project Philosophy        (do unto others)

Everyone knows the Lord's commandment concerning Love. Love first means loving and trusting in God. This is summarized in the first four commandments. It means having no other person or things, as gods, in place of the one, true God.

The second thrust of God's law of love is love toward other humans, your neighbors. This is summarized in the last six commandments. It is honoring parents, doing no murder ( including hatred since hatred is the spirit of murder ), no adultery, no stealing, no lying ( or slander, or false witness), no coveting of other's possessions. Jesus explained this two fold thrust of God's love with Matthew. Naturally, everyone knows from the world's repetition of Matthew 7:12 ( commonly known as the Golden Rule ) that herein lies the answer to all problems of all peoples of the world.

The laws of God's governance are the laws of true love, a method of giving, not getting. These laws, when practiced, generate the love that conquers fear and depression; the love that would eliminate every evil affecting mankind today. God's love is revealed in broad principles in the Golden Rule.

In a few fortunate societies, an inspired lawgiver lays down a set of rules by which to live. However, many revered codes have failed to establish a long-lived moral code. For example, the codes of Ashoka ( India), Hammurabi (Babylon), Lycurgus (Sparta), Solon (Athens), which once held sway over mighty civilizations, are today totally defunct.

The most admired standard of behavior in the West is the Golden Rule. It's formulation in the first-century Gospel of St. Matthew is: "Do unto others as you have them do unto you". When the Chinese philosopher K'ung-Tsu (known in the West as Confucius) was asked in the sixth century B.C. his opinion of a similar interpretation of the Golden Rule - - of repaying evil with kindness--he replied "Then with what will you repay kindness?"

Do not do unto others as you would that they should do unto you. Their taste may not be the same (George Bernard Shaw, 1903).

The most inspiring 20th-century daily exemplars of the Golden Rule are probably Gandhi and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. They counseled oppressed people not to repay violence with violence, but not to be compliant and obedient either. Non-violent civil disobedience was what they advocated and lived personally. They aimed at melting the hearts of their oppressors. It worked, up to a point.

"Repay kindness with kindness", said Confucius, describing relations between individuals, "but evil with justice". In other words, "do unto others as they do unto you". It's "an eye for an eye" and "a tooth for a tooth", plus "one good turn deserves another". In actual human( and chimpanzee) behavior, it's a familiar standard.

In this modern age, there is a version summarized "Do unto others as you like, before they do it unto you". It's sometimes formulated as "He who has the gold makes the rules". This is the secret maxim of many, if they can get away with it, and an often unspoken precept of the powerful.

For the sake of argument, let's assume that what you seek in life, you will surely find. But, the direction in which you look is strictly your choice. This Do Unto Others Project is founded to attempt to influence some people to select the direction of the Golden Rule for daily living.

A person completely wrapped up in himself makes a small package. In anyone afflicted with abnormal self-concern, a deficient sense of humor seems to be an inevitable penalty. This individual has lived in a mind like a room surrounded by mirrors. Everywhere he turns, he sees himself. It would be our assignment and chosen task at the Do Unto Others (D.U.O.) Project to assist the person in changing their mirrors into windows, allowing all to see through them to new ideas and greater interests. When all the mirrors have been successfully replaced by windows, one can recall, as Edward Everett Hale did in his later years, "I once had an enemy, a determined enemy, and I have been trying all day to remember his name".

When Charles Lamb said, "The greatest pleasure I know is to do a good deed by stealth, and have it found out by accident", he truly said a mouthful. We neither can, nor should we, stop caring for ourselves, but surely there are enough hours in the day to remember our fellow man also.

As truly as a tree exists by means of chemical assimilation through roots and leaves, our own physical organisms sustain themselves by appropriated power. The entire cosmos furnishes the indispensible means by which we live at all. We are pensioners on universal energy, and our power is not fabricated in us, but released through us.

This principle of released power does not stop at any supposed line separating man's physical form from his spiritual experience. That our spirits are contiguous with a larger spiritual life, and that in this realm also our power is not self-produced, but assimilated, is affirmation of all profound religious experience.

No man can really become an unbeliever; he is psychologically bound to the necessity of believing- - in God, for example, or else in no God. When positive faiths die out, their place is always taken with negative faiths - - in impossibilities, rather than possibilities.

We, at the D.U.O. Project choose the path of possibilities...through the Golden Rule.

 

 

 

 

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