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Here Are Moral Guides You Need In Your Life
I think YOU are being affected by the lack of a moral code. I believe that if you get the free books I offer from this web site, YOU, and more like you, can start to achieve happiness in your lives. I offer my help! I offer my help because your survival is important to me. In actual fact I believe my own survival is improved when the survival of all others is improved also.
My personal survival is improved even more by the improvement in the survival of those close to me --- my family and friends. I'd like to be your friend.
One of the most difficult things man can do is to recognize and deal with evil. It exists in the world, but it is often denied.
It is easy to accept that one person, Jesus Christ, ignited a flame of hope and salvation that spread across the planet and has guided billions of people over thousands of years. Man is willing and able to look at "goodness" far more easily than he looks at "badness." We admire love, not hate!
It is hard to accept the reality of how our society could be damaged so much by a single person, or two! Who could be the person capable of causing so much harm? Who might belong on the stage of public inspection along side Jesus Christ? Could there be anyone who was as bad a person, as Jesus was good?
This article is intended to ignite the flames of outrage rather than hope and salvation. I leave to the capable Christians the job of proclaiming Christ. Surely the harm done by two humans, described in great detail in this article, and in the many supporting pages -- that harm is not as great as the goodness created by Christ those thousands of years ago. In that we are fortunate.
The Chairman of the Federal Reserve Board put a label on another dramatic event -- he calls it the "Infectious Greed" of the American Business World. Investors have lost literally trillions of dollars in value because of corruption among the very elite of our business world -- the Chief Executive Officers who take home the multi-million salaries and from whom we had expected, at least, honesty.
It is no longer a simple question of knowledge. It is a question of morality. When a person KNOWS that a sugar diet will make him fat, and eats loads of sugar, anyway, he is making himself a moral drag on society.
What is "good food?" People differ on the answer. People can differ on this and still be very good friends.
But, part of his moral code is to seek out the truth and be willing to live with it. A diet of Coca Cola and potato chips is not moral!
The item in the book about "drugs" simply says to not take "harmful drugs." You can, as your own personal decision, say that "harmful drugs include cocaine and all other illegal street drugs." Many happen to agree with that. Alcohol is part of this picture.
But you would see that a cocaine user might not be very interested in a moral code that was so blunt as to tell him that HE was being immoral by using cocaine. This common sense moral code has to have an amazingly clever gradient scale to improved morality to appeal to a very broad range of the population. This moral code works best for you when you take into account the "Try to live with the Truth" precept. Many people believe many things to be moral -- while others have disagreements!
For instance you might also believe that "truly bad" drugs are "really good!"
On the morning he was to take the SAT last March, a 17-year-old senior at Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School in suburban Washington went looking for a bottle of pills. His score on practice tests had been too low and, with his sights set on an Ivy League college, he needed a miracle. Or, friends suggested, Adderall.
Sex and sexual activity are probably the hottest "buttons" in our society currently.
Are you adversely affected by the sexual behavior of others?
If you look at an analysis of the words most often entered into a search engine on the internet, out of more than 350,000,000 words and phrases entered every two months, the number one word, consistently for many years has been "SEX!"
There could hardly be any question about the moral obligation on a parent to love and help their children. Beyond that, surely, they have an obligation to teach values to the child.
With such a simple premise, how can it be that we have wandered so far off that path?
Based on the statistics to hand, there seems to be a momentous breakdown in family life. The photo on the left is the famous "Danielle" -- more about her in the main article.
Child abuse includes sexual abuse, but it also includes using TV as a baby-sitter and failing to give love and help to children.
You only have one set of parents. When you were born they were your path to survival and happiness. Gradually things change. One change for the good is that you become more and more able to care for yourself. One change for the worse is that, too often, parents and their children draw apart. If you will love and honor your parents, and hold to that responsibility you have to them for your beginning, your life will be happier, as will theirs. This "love and honor" goes both ways, of course, but BOTH sides need to take responsibility for establishing or re-establishing that mutual love and respect.
I hope you don't even recognize the guy in the picture. He has had better days. But, when some famous person gets hauled over for drunk driving, or drug use, and then gets his picture plastered all over the media, his value as a "role model" is greatly reduced.
But, in the same way, if you are "just" the mother of a small child and the child knows you told a lie? Well, you are not much of a role model for that child. In this way is the moral fabric of our society built -- on thousands of tiny, and a few big, impressions of others, opinion leaders to us, whether they "do the right thing" or "do the wrong thing."
Your way to find happiness certainly does include YOUR being a good role model, and also finding others close to you who are good role models.
If this man, the image on the left says that he is standing on top of a chicken? Would you say he is lying? Confused? Is it possible that YOU are confused.
What is truth? What is a lie?
What criteria? What philosophy do you use for picking a moral code?
One of the most complex issues any moral code can grapple with -- that is the subject of this code.
Click on the image, or HERE, to see what is true, and not true???
The moral issue here is one of balance. It is GOOD to save the environment as there is a balance between the benefits and the costs. That is the case for ALL moral issues. What is good for the sheep farmer is bad for the cattle rancher. Eventually what had been good for the sheep farmer turns out to also be bad for the sheep farmer -- through lack of concern for the FUTURE. Morals have to take into account FUTURE SURVIVAL as well as present day survival.
This is an entire web site devoted to this single precept of the common sense moral code. On this web site you can review questions concerning "obligations" and "vote" for one of the two proposed opinions on the morals question, or you can choose to write your own opinion and it will be published for all to read.
I am not the only person urging you to learn more about this moral code. Many thousands of people have read the code and then taken on their personal mission to help spread the word. Many of these people have donated money for copies to be given out to people in various areas of the world -- particularly areas where war and unrest have become common.
The startling change that occurs -- after this book is given out in large numbers in any one area -- is that the area becomes more calm and people who had been angry at one another become friends.
It works that way in a small family also. Society is beset with children who have grown estranged from parents, divorce, abusive parents -- all the "social" problems that you see filling the nightly news.