Ok then, Here it is! MANIFESTO OF LOGIC Introduction Logic is the cement of our civilization with which we ascend from chaos, using reason as our guide. Logic should be the guide for all decisions in life, big or small. This is because logic and reason ultimately triumph over emotion and illogical behavior. Logic is the foundation of order, and only through logic can civilization be attained and kept. Logic can make a civilization great, just as illogic can destroy it. Let this work be a guide to the Way of Logic, and a guide to the upkeep of civilization. Cast Out Emotion Cast out fear. There is no room for anything else until you cast out fear. Fear is the basis of illogic, and as such must be eliminated before logical decisions can be made. The same is true for all emotion. When making decisions emotion must be kept out of the equation. When you cast out emotion in your decision-making, then you will be able to take full advantage of logic, and make the correct decision. There is no offense where none is taken. Do not take offense at the petty insults of a person influenced by emotion. Doing so will only increase your illogic. Ignore the insult, and do not hold a grudge. This will not only help you stay on the path of logic but help you forgive the insult, and form a new connection. For when you do not give in to the illogic of offense, you show the person who is insulting you the helpfulness of logic. Relations With Others We have differences. May we, together, become greater than the sum of both of us. When you put aside differences you become better off for it. Without the artificial limitations and divisions that illogic produces between people with differences civilization can reach new heights. The end result of coming together to resolve differences is that civilization becomes stronger. Nobility lies in action not in name. Position and wealth do not denote a noble soul, the actions said soul undertakes denote its nobility. When a person helps another, and leads them towards logic, that is real nobility. Reach out to others courteously. Accept their reaching in the same way, with careful hands. Rash action and speech can lead to misunderstandings and misunderstandings cloud logical thought. Do not, however, assume that all actions have benign intent. People that do not follow the way of logic are prone to emotional subterfuge. Be careful in your acceptance. The needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few or the one. The needs of the many are the needs of a civilization. The needs of the few or the one are small issues that can be dealt with later. When you deal with the needs of the many first, you deal with a problem plaguing a civilization. If you deal with the needs of the few first, you just aggravate the symptoms of the many. Wide experience increases wisdom, provided the experience is not sought purely for the stimulation of sensation. When you experience a wide range of things, you are given perspective on a large fraction of civilization. But you must be seeking wisdom for the experience to mean anything. When you seek it for sensation you seek it illogically. As far as possible, do not kill. Can you return life to what you kill? Then be slow to take life. When you kill a person they become a dead husk. You cannot recover their essence, and that is a detriment to civilization. However, do not mistake this as forbidding you to defend yourself. If someone is intent on killing you, you may defend yourself. Nonlethal tactics are recommended, but sometimes you must kill to protect yourself. The spear in the other's heart is the spear in your own. When you kill another, you remove a valuable asset to civilization. Therefore, you must preserve others as much as is possible. He talks peace if it is the only way to live. Peace is the way. Whenever you can, make peace with old enemies and nemeses. Do no harm to those that harm you. Offer them peace, then you will have peace. When you harm one that has not harmed you, you create another enemy that you will have to deal with at a later date. Miscellaneous There is no other wisdom and no other hope for us but that we grow wise. When you grow wise your ability to make logical and reasonable decisions increases. This is good for you, as well as civilization. Time is a path from the past to the future and back again. The present is the crossroads of both. There are many different possible futures. When you get to the crossroads choose the most logical path. Change is the essential process of all existence. Change is the engine that drives invention, innovation, and creativity in civilization.