(Click on the number for each of the FIVE BASIC BELIEFS to learn more)
The following are Five Basic Beliefs that have been derived from philosophies, religions, moral systems, and from social and other sciences throughout human history. They are interpreted for the modern day and the future. These do not constitute a religion nor cult, nor are they intended to challenge the validity of any religion. These are not statements of faith, for no leap of faith is required to accept them. Instead, they have been shown consistently throughout human history, although some of them are only now being fully realized. Obviously, anyone is welcome to consider these and accept them as their own. As these are currently under development, they are subject to revision and clarification. Feel free to send your questions, suggestions or comments to the e-mail linked below. Other points of view are welcomed.
Note also that the use of terms such as "e", "es", and "emself" is defined at the bottom of this page. These are genderless equivalents of “he/she,” “his/hers,” “himself/herself,” etc.
ONE: We believe in the rights of an individual to be treated as an individual by society.
TWO: We believe in the responsibility of the individual to society.
THREE: We believe in the rights of a child to be raised in a loving, supportive and disciplined manner to prepare that child for life, and in the responsibility of caregivers to provide that environment.
FOUR: We believe in personal freedom, in a free society, if it harms no one.
FIVE: We believe in the principle of harmony, that accepting differences to achieve harmony is greater than excluding differences to achieve unity.
*This is a revision of the previous "Philosophy for the 21st Century" and "Philosophy for a New Age"
Note: We use terms such as "e, em, emself, etc." These are genderless pronouns. Instead of "he" or "she," we use "e." Instead of "him" or "her," we use "em," and for "his" or her, we use "es." Instead of himself or herself, we use "emself." These terms are easy to say, and much less awkward than the alternative "h/she or "(s)he" forms sometimes used.