Thursday, October 30, 2014

Glossary for a civic people rev

A civic people: members candidly 1) use the preamble, 2) cultivate civic morality using physics-based ethics, and 3) privately perhaps consider religious morals.

Accommodation: civic compromise; physical and psychological domestic goodwill and justice.

Autonomy: personal preferences beyond external demands; psychological maturity adds reform from self-contradiction.

Chapter XI Machiavellianism: state-church partnerships do anything they want and believers neither rebel nor leave the country; paraphrased from The Prince, 1513.

Civic: necessary interaction with inhabitants: perhaps neither social, nor religious, nor preferential; essential interaction. For example, queuing to enter a sporting event.

Civic collaboration: non-church, non-preferential, and non-military domestic order among the people.

Civic morality: understanding and actign to benefit from discovered physics to determine civic justice.
Civil: no harm; compliant with written no-harm law and organization; supplants the traditional “social good” or "greater good."

Collaboration: inhabitants talking and communicating to establish a civic people that transcends no-harm preferential factions and culture. A goal is no-harm personal liberty and domestic goodwill--PL&DG.

Constitution: fundamental principles and institutions according to which members of a civic people govern their civic life and supervise governance of their state and their nation.

Emergence: the process of coming into being. Physics emerged at the big bang. Awareness, language, religion, understanding, lies, ethics and all emerge from physics.

Ethics: right/good principles governing civic conduct; action for civic benefit and civil justice.
Imagination: consideration that an emergence from physics is beheld often precedes discovery
Justice: persons acting autonomously for ethical civic accommodation. Criminals forfeit personal autonomy.
Legislative prayer: civil appeal to supernatural power by an elected or appointed government official in a government setting.
No-harm religion: spiritual institutions or beliefs having no practices that conflict U. S. civic law and organization.
The objective truth: the reality that yields to neither faith nor hope nor reason nor force nor words nor gods.

Official: person elected/appointed to represent citizens.
Personal: of, affecting, or belonging to one person.
Physics: matter and energy in space-time. Everything-- even biology, religion, and ethics--emerges from physics. Imagination usually precedes the discovery of physics.

Physics-based ethics:  humankind’s evolutionary discovery of benefits from the emergences from physics. Benefiting from discovered physics requires both imagination and humility.
PL&DG: no-harm personal liberty and domestic goodwill

Posterity: children, grandchildren and beyond.

The preamble: civic purpose, aims, justification, and action.

Race: Racism should be an artifact of the past. Human physics--mtDNA—informs that everyone descended from one of the women who lived 140,000 to 200,000 years ago. No-harm cultures flourish among a civic people.

Religion: belief derived from faith, reason, revelation, or indoctrination. Some beliefs (wrongly) conflict physics.

Supernatural: unexplainable by physics; attributed to a god. Supernatural morals seem indeterminate. Imagination often precedes discovery.

Theism: belief in a god or gods. Physics seems to neither affirm nor deny theism.

Copyright©2014 by Phillip R. Beaver. All rights reserved. Permission is hereby granted for the publication of all or portions of this paper as long as this complete copyright notice is included. Revised December 3, 2014. September 18, 2015

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