Aug 16, 1994 11:09 AM
by Michael W. Grenier
> ... just don't upload anything which would offend someone who is
> struggling with some past episode or event in their own lives by
> talking so offhandedly about someone else's shortcomings.
Its very hard to know what might offend someone whom we
have never met.
When discussing ethics, I believe it is very important to know
whether a particular set of ethics is valid by seeing if the
proponent of that set can follow them. Thus, we may find that a
certain teacher was not be able to follow his or her own teachings,
either because they are bad teachings or because of some other
fault. It is important to discover the reason.
For instance, in Theosophy we say that there is no higher religion
than the truth. Therefore TRUTH is an important aspect of our
ethical teachings. If we find that a theosophical teacher does not
tell the truth in his/her day to day dealings, I believe that
teacher's other teachings also becomes suspect.
Ethics is more than a code of speach. It is a code of ACTION. It
is a lifestyle that we choose (or at least can strongly influence
in a given life). Ideally, ones actions, instructions, and speach
in general should agree. We must all TRY to be ideal.
Michael W. Grenier firstname.lastname@example.org
612-456-7869 Unisys - Air Traffic Control
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