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Overview: Elegion, Ethics, and Philosophy
When discussing the ethical principles of Elegion, one must begin with the fundamental philosophy of most religions. Religion can be defined as a common practice between people that recognize themselves part of a community. Most importantly, the goal of most religions and religious people should be that no harm or major conflict comes about their community through the beliefs and morals held by said members. Theology on it’s own has a wide set of principles that have been established to maintain a certain level of autonomy, and many can see the philosophical consequences and benefits derived directly from its content.
Elegion, like most religions, has its roots founded in religious ethics and a common belief that fairness, integrity, respect, and justice should be available to not only the followers of Elegion, but all people. A general entry requirement to the religion is to hold and maintain this belief structure, where the goal is not only to better oneself but also to better humanity as a whole. This tradition of increasing one’s social impact has a wide beneficence on all members of the religion. Study after study has proven that ethical and moral people lead fuller and happier lives through their religious endeavors. This can lead to the conclusion that ethics play a major role in most religions. To be clear, ethics and philosophy in a religious context can complement each other.
The Ethical Principles of Elegion
Elegion has five main ethical principals based on both ethics and philosophy, which are listed below:
- Ethics of fairness is not subjective
- Integrity is central to all philosophical topics
- Respect is given in all situations
- Justice must be proportionate and agreed by majority
- Philosophy and ethics are accounted for in the day to day
Many of these ethical principles of Elegion have been derived over the course of time and pulling teachings from the likes of Aristotle, Kant, and Buddhist inspirations. Theology and ethics can sometimes clash in the core principles, but as religious scholars can resolve conflicts through moral debates so can the clash between these two areas be resolved. The main purpose of Elegion is to have its basic principles easily adoptable by all people to better humanity as a whole.
The core concept for the ethical principles of Elegion falls under two categories:
- Fairness to everyone
- Advancement of humanity
Whenever considering any situation, members of Elegion should always ask two questions – is it fair and will it help advance humanity? If the answer is yes, then by the ethics of Elegion the person or follower should be encouraged to proceed with their decision. These decisions can be made publicly or confidentially, as sometimes confidentiality agreements must be honored in some dealings. These ethical standards are the core concepts of the religion.
In summary, anyone interested in E-Legion can get started almost immediately by adhering to its ethical principles. The ethics code is both simple and intuitive. Most people will find these principles easy to implement in their day to day life.