Here you will find our beliefs, our myths, our holidays and their meanings, all of the foundations for our religion. Our ethics and our actions all arise from our basic beliefs about the nature of the world.
As our most basic ethical tenet is to harm none, creating no effects that we are not willing to experience ourselves several times over, violence is an option of last resort, only. When defending one's person, family, home, or loved ones, it is obviously acceptable to return to the initiator of violence the rewards of their action in kind. Even when violence has not clearly been initiated, if a clear state of threat exists, it is our right to defend ourselves. However, where violence would not be an act of protection or defense, it is not our role to initiate it, unless we wish to have it return to us several times over, as with all of our actions and choices.
It is important to remember that although violence is an option of last resort, there are appropriate times for taking such action. Our ethics bind us to harm NONE, including allowing harm to come to ourselves or others through lack of action to stop it - we are as strongly bound to protect ourselves and others as we are to refrain from initiating harm. We must never tolerate harm to ourselves through inaction based on ethical questions - we have as much right to benefit from our ethics as the next person, and we ourselves are worthy of protection.
Most wars create more injustice than they solve, and we cannot therefore reasonably lend them our support without supporting injustice, an act whose repercussions will return to us several times over. However, this is not true in all cases, and it is left, as always, to the conscience of the individual to determine the justice of the cause, and the war.
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