Thursday, 12 November 2015
Natural Law is the Only Real Law
Natural Law codified with the philosophers of Greek Stoicism in the first few centuries BC - The well positioned theory is that there are basic and fundamental dictates to human nature, which are readily ascertained by human reasoning, and do not need legislative enactments or judicial decisions to accredit. This Law was the moral ground underlying all legal systems throughout the modernizing world up until the 19th C, when Empiricism and Materialism arose. Logical Positivism became the newest form of rational knowledge, surpassing Natural Law as the basis for constructing new systems of law and order - Man's Law.
Good is to be done, Evil is to be avoided. But, who says what is good and what is evil? With Man's Law, certain actions are considered good on one hand and evil on another - as in the justification of killing members of the human family in the name of war being good, but killing other members of the human family living next door is evil. Natural Law is a self guiding principle that cannot be overwritten by justifications or ideologies made up by any man.
We have come to a point that every move we want to make needs to be considered, as it may break some bylaw or new legislation. The hard materialistic and empirical viewpoints have taken us away from inherent Understanding - and the school of thought that there are some human beings of lesser value than others because they are not 'civilized' has created a cage of regulation and governmental edicts. The problem now is that most people don't consider their innate awareness as a guide to being in the world; they look to appointed leaders to tell them what is right and wrong. This is dangerous for everyone, except those leaders who, for the most part, exempt themselves from their own laws.
Principles of Natural Justice
This whole dismantling is not as overwhelming as it sounds, because we each start from where we are. There does not need to be any red tape or logistical finagling - No one needs to run down to the court house with "Natural Law Now!" signs, or oppose things for the sake of it already being written law (unless it directly opposes you in a situation). Just start living in what the seat of your soul knows is right. Simple.
Note: Some will say "what about all the terrorism, suicide bombings... How are we supposed to deal with that?" The current state of the world is a direct result, over hundreds of years, of people holding power over others. We're in the thick of it. Take care of yourself, your family and those around you at all times. Peace.