TOP Note: The examples below are meant to be illustrative only.
When we examine the most popular codes, it is evident that they are focused on community survival and preoccupied with individual behaviour in a group setting.
Example 1: The 5 Precepts of Taoism
So simple and seemingly so little to ask. Yet what a transformation there would be in society if most people adhered to these.
And God spoke all these words, saying: "I am the LORD your God …
No.s 1-3 impress the importance of an awareness of God. However, given that this is a private matter, it also gives authority to religious leaders who claim to speak on behalf of God.
No. 4 is an injunction to work, and to take regular rest-breaks. This structures time socially, and is essential for a long working life.
No.s 5 & 7 are injunctions to support the family as an institution. Well-functioning families are the foundation of any community and social order.
No.s 6, 8, 9 & 10 are essentials for social order. Stealing (originally this meant kidnapping) attacks the concept of private property which is vital for sustained motivated work. Free reign for murderers is not conducive to stability or productivity because energy has to go into running away or other forms of security. Coveting is a precursor of, and bearing false witness is a method for, stealing or murdering.
In all, while these commandments certainly address evils, they seem to be primarily about providing sufficient order and good sense to ensure survival of a small community.
It is difficult to generalize about such sprawling, divers,e multi-headed entities as religions, but some appear to take a core identity primarily from one of the. Here are some suggestions:
Taoism is mysterious and focuses on.
Islam is controlling and focuses on.
Christianity is sin-preoccupied and focuses on.
Buddhism is atheistic and focuses on
Judaism is practical and focuses on.
None focus on Epicureanism that offer a primary focus on pleasure in a refined way., although there are philosophical efforts like
Is any faith paradigm built around?
When you delve deeper into sacred writings and comments on living by spiritual leaders, you find spiritual advice. These are remarkably similar across religions and function perfectly well without any theological superstructure or cosmological stories.
Visit here for a closer scrutiny of God's laws and principles by Christian thinkers e.g. they conclude that the spiritual path is based on and that the laws given by God (and made much of in religion and communal life) occurred through humanity's failure to operate at this higher level (i.e. with ).
In regard to: Hebrew sages taught that when you are first welcomed into heaven, a record is revealed to you of all the many times in your past when you could easily have been happy and enjoyed some moment but failed to do so. And then you are called to repent of each and every one of those moments.
As some further confirmation that there is a human need for a, there is a variety of invented personal codes that share the spirit of the . Different spiritual masters often create their own set but, in principle, anyone can do it.
Chuck Norris was a karate world champion. Norris created the martial art Chun Kuk Do, which is based primarily on Tang Soo Do and includes elements from other combat styles. Like many other martial arts, Chun Kuk Do includes a code of honour and rules to live by. These rules come from Chuck Norris's personal code:
Originally posted: 10-Jan-2013. Last updated: 15-Jan-2013