Let’s talk about immorality

Your birth chart portrays your real character.

You’re a bundle of desires and attitudes with faults and defects. The thought-cell groups that are behaving badly cause you pain, mishap and torment and your birth chart will tell you what you have to mend to get it right, but it doesn’t explicitly spell out what is moral behavior.

And discord in your chart does not indicate a potential to engage in immoral behavior. It’s letting you know that misguided thoughts, feelings and impulses are trending towards pain, stress and discomfort.

Morality is defined as being ‘concerned with the principles of right and wrong behavior’ and your moral code is a set of values and principles that you acquired as a child. It most likely represents your parent’s religious beliefs and you’ll consider your behavior moral when you act in accordance with these beliefs and values.

Immorality is defined as ‘the quality, or state, of being without principles of right and wrong.’ It’s conduct or practices considered harmful or offensive to society, or behavior that is morally wrong or outside society’s standards of what is acceptable: and in 2023 the scope of what is considered immoral and morally wrong is breathtaking ranging from war, murder and child sex abuse to singing and dancing.

A moral judgment is very often grounded in a religious teaching that is considered Gods’ law; or a rule established by a community that seeks to regulate behavior by imposing a penalty if it is broken. And some people defy these laws and rules believing them to be unacceptable and morally wrong.    

Moral concepts

In most regions of the Earth, what is believed to be moral and right is what some religious leader has dictated to his or her followers.

The moral concepts of the Pilgrim Fathers, for instance, did not extend to their dealings with the indigenous peoples of North America. To them one must be honest with one’s own kind, but it was moral to lie to and cheat the Indians.

The moral concepts of those who conducted the Inquisition allowed them to inflict unbelievable tortures upon those who held differing beliefs in order to convert them to a particular religion; and the moral concepts of the Hindu allowed for the marriage of female children to old men, but did not allow the killing of a wounded cow to end her suffering.

Particular groups have moral concepts and no matter how much they differ from other groups, each is convinced theirs is right and divinely inspired. Each group is certain that God has ordered reward for adhering to its moral code and punishment of one sort or another if it is disobeyed.

Most moral codes, whether they be those that allow torture of heretics, child marriage, the eating or not eating of pork, the stealing of land, murder, rape, slavery or the wearing of few clothes or many have existed throughout the ages and are to this day believed to be divinely ordained by those who follow them.

To put it bluntly, these are tribal concepts similar to the morals of a mother hen towards her own chickens, and the morals of the same hen to other broods.

When a bird in a flock starts behaving differently to its fellows – whether because of sickness or for some other reason – more often than not, it is killed or segregated.

In 2023 let some individual believe and behave differently in an area limited to the beliefs and teachings of some particular religious group and the persecution is very apt to be similar to that of the flock of birds toward the fellow bird that is different.

These practices arise from the moral concepts of the group and are firmly believed to be moral and right by that group.

The religious leader who dictated the moral code may be completely ignorant of what God actually does, as evidenced by how God actually operates here on Earth. Yet he or she is quite certain they know all about divine law and is the final authority as to what God wants in relation to moral concepts.

In 2023 the dominant world religions preach ethical rules and principles based on 2000 year old teachings and some can be traced back to the Stone Age; and it seems that with all the hellfire and damnation awaiting those who transgress that many people are highly susceptible to behave in a manner that contravenes their religion’s code of ethics.

Let’s talk about morality

The topic of what is moral and immoral behavior covers a multitude of sins but is commonly associated with the hot-button issue of sex. That’s because religious leaders place tremendous importance on sex. Yet the whole subject of morality, when subjected to the searchlight of critical analysis, presents a picture that embraces very much more than the usual sex angle.

If you set out to determine what makes a good citizen you’ll likely conclude that the person who contributes something that adds to the richness or length of life of the community is a good citizen; and the individual who doesn’t isn’t.

When engaging in this type of thinking, the subject of an individual’s sexual behavior is of little importance and occupies a back seat for wider considerations associated with the paramount issue under consideration.  

Broadly considered, those who engage in sexual behavior that is regarded as abnormal and unacceptable by fundamentalist religious teachings apparently harm only themselves and their associates so the sphere of influence is quite narrow. In the broader sense nothing much is added or detracted from the richness of the communal life as a whole.

This leads to a new conception of morality and a new way of thinking about the subject; and to a new moral code which might be stated: ‘In so far as the actions of any individual contribute something of real value that adds to the richness or length of communal life, he or she is moral.’ And in so far as the individual’s actions detract from the richness or length of communal life he or she is immoral.

Considered from this angle the tycoon-manufacturer, who financially exploits his or her employees and thus hampers their physical, mental and spiritual development, is much more immoral than the lowest so-called sexual pervert who ever lived because they detract from the community’s richness and length of life.

When measured by this moral code the sponsors of child labor and child traffickers sink to levels impossible for those engaged in what orthodox religion considers unnatural sex practices.

The political leader who puts a nation’s democratic process in peril by spreading lies and misinformation and creating division and the authoritarian dictator who deprives people of their human rights and freedoms are both guilty of diminishing the richness and length of communal life as a whole and are highly immoral.

And tarred with the same brush are the manufacturers of drugs and intoxicants that enslave individuals through dependence and addiction; the fast-food conglomerates that injure people’s health and cost nation’s billions; and the logging companies engaged in unregulated deforestation that can result in soil erosion, loss of biodiversity and climate change. Except for providing employment each causes harm and contributes nothing of real value to the social order.

It is true that most individuals take the view that the community in which they live owes them a living. Well… let’s say it does; but only so long as they give back by contributing something of real value to that community.

Understanding morality in the real sense is dependent upon getting away from the mental attitude that the whole social order revolves around self and is important only as affecting self.

An analysis of the factors involved proves the exact opposite is true. The individual is important and can find excuse for existence only as he or she adds to the length and richness of life of the greater social order of which they are a part.

There is a universal moral code

The common narrow concept of immorality is the result of limiting the thinking to the point that the individual is considered the important factor rather than the whole of society of which he or she is a very small part.

To achieve a real civilization a new and different moral code is required to guide behavior. Individuals will have to recognize that a nation is only as advanced as its most backward member and that each must strive to accomplish their utmost for the welfare of universal society.

Therefore, let us say that an individual is completely moral when he or she is contributing their utmost to the welfare of society as a whole.

But the idea of a universal moral code, as decreed and administered by a God of law and order, does not and cannot occur to the mind that has not investigated what God does in order to determine what God wants.

Such a code would place all of creation, including all of life, all souls, and all morals, on a single immutable basis and completely do away with the egotistical attempts to dictate to God, what God should do.

The acceptance of a universal moral code – with its corollary of what is right for one is right for all, whether considering individuals or nations – would see humanity evolve much faster toward the desired peace and goodwill on Earth than is possible with the many moral concepts and many ideas of a God of human frailties and special privilege as is currently envisioned by so many of the human race.

A universal law of soul progression and a universal law of compensation go hand in hand with the universal moral code; and this code and the idea that each soul is an independent entity responsible for working out its own salvation and progress is embraced within the teachings of the Religion of The Stars.

Author: Edward Doane

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