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Thu Sep 6, 2018 5:44am (XFF:

The oneness of mankind - We are all brothers & sisters & should act that way.

NOT PRACTICAL - WANTING everyone to act that way is fine. EXPECTING everyone to act that way is impractical. There will ALWAYS be MILLIONS of people who don't give a crap about anyone else but themselves.

Universal peace upheld by a world government - A marvelous goal.

NOT PRACTICAL - Every nation on the planet is not going to be willing, nor should they, to submit to a one-world government.

Independent investigation of truth - No damned "Fearless Leader", but each using the resources of his/her own mind with the freedom to exchange opinions.

NOT PRACTICAL - There will always be as many definitions of "truth" as there are people on Earth. jb's "truth" will NEVER be the same as MY definition of "truth", no mayter how much investigation we each do.

The common foundation of all religions - Recognition that all religions serve a common purpose: The moral improvement of Humanity, so any differences are unimportant.

Big deal. Who cares?

The essential harmony of science and religion - Forget literal interpretation of Genesis, or any other mythology and follow the evidence.

INCORRECT - Science disproves religion. As Science explains more and more, religion explains less and less.

Equality of men and women - A huge idea considering when and when this was promulgated.

Big deal. We can all get there without religion.

Elimination of prejudice of all kinds - Obvious, we cannot be brothers & sisters if we hate one another.

NOT PRACTICAL - Nice to wish for in a Fantasy Land, but as long as there are people with differences, there will be those who hate people just because they are different.

Universal compulsory education - Ignorance is a terrible weakness and must be countered by widespread education.

EXCELLENT. Agreed. Go for it. Just leave out education in one specific religion, to the exclusion of all others.

A spiritual solution to the economic problem - Realization that unlimited profit is immoral and that every participant in every economic transaction must be certain the he/she gives fairly for what is received.

NOT PRACTICAL - There will always be people who want to profit from their efforts, and there will always be people who see OTHERS profit as "immoral".

A universal auxiliary language - We cannot deal with each other as siblings so long as we cannot communicate with one another. This is rapidly underway and English is ALREADY on the way to becoming THE INTERNATIONAL LANGUAGE thanks to the Internet and other mass media.


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