Thinking is fun.
So is prediciting ...
If your question is, what war? my answer for you is:
Gary's War of Ideas.
I grant that this war is not of my origination and that
others (see last paragraph in this link) better
write about the war
of ideas as same relates to our (American) culture
versus t.h.e.i.r (other's) culture(s) but by the same
token I can't claim to be for those better-than-me
qualified writers 5 'secular' values of reason,
freedom, rights, material prosperity and personal
happiness if I can't show how I
my-individual-self-me am for these values also.
I am and here's how.
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|BiO Spiritualism's Six Sigma-Secular Values
BiO Spiritualism's Six
Sigma-Secular values =
5 Secular values + 1
Value-added Gary value
Why Six Sigma?
Six Sigma, in
Engineering circles, is all about managing
manufacturing processes so as to produce
higher quality products.
Engineering the processes to be managed are all that
go into producing the component parts that make up
the whole product--from the nuts 'n bolts holding
everything together to the individual piece parts the
sum of which the whole is.
Engineering the processes to be managed are
(see June 2007 NewsLetter) and the higher
product to be produced is Me, Myself and I (or in your
case You, Yourself and You). Me and you that is, qua
beings of self made souls, qua valuers
of the Six
sigma secular values over and above all--save
possibly one--of their antithesis values in the
nonsecular/religious traditions of soul building.
But not without first
reacknowledging, reaffirming 'our'
That is, I am a
but I am not for Secular
Humanism and since I have
already explained elsewhere why I am not a
Humanist we can move directly to BiO
Six Sigma-Secular Values: One, reason, Two
Three freedom, Four & Six material &
prosperity and Five, personal happiness.
And we note that the one
value-added Gary-value is
the sixth one: mental prosperity.
And also though we won't
get into it at this time
(because we haven't developed it yet) we will
eventually get into the BiO Spiritualism
reads like this:
Mental prosperity is
the a key to
Then ... we can pause ... for a
couple of moments ... while we
dispense with the myth that "everybody" in America is
of course for these six "secular" values and as
such "we" are just preaching to the choir as it were
and consequently this "being-for-your-values" topic is
The real truth is, most
people in America are not for
these "secular" values but are rather for secularism's
opposites which--not uncoincidentally--are
||Read on ...
If I were in kindergarten and
my teacher presented me with 5 things: reason,
rights, freedom, material prosperity and personal
happiness and then asked me to pick the one thing
that didn't belong I would pick this--the material
To me it just doesn' seem
to fit in with the other 4 things as well as the other 4
things fit in among themselves. That is, our United
States Constitution talks about church-state
separation and rights and liberty
and pursuit of happiness but nowhere does it
talk about material prosperity. Or at least it doesn't
talk about it for the individual. It does however
mention in more than one place (see Article I, section
8 for several such mentions) things that can be
construed to be talk about the "material prosperity"
of the Government.
Is this one of our
Constitutions errors? Or maybe we could call it a ...
defect? It talks about material prosperity of the
Government but not of the Individual?
Unfortunately, not only is
this question and its answer way beyond our current
scope it is also way beyond my pay-grade as a thinker
who enjoys writing about these topics and so for now I
accept that those professional (Objectivists) who
include this "material prosperity" thing in the secular-
values mix know what they are doing.
Does this mean I am
taking it on faith (?!?) that they so know?
||Read on ...
Material prosperity is
having more money than you need, to meet your basic
Mental prosperity is having
more time than you need, to meet your basic
Your basic material needs
are: food, clothing and shelter.
Your basic mental needs
are: truth, justice and the American way.
And the first of these is,
American way and the American way is ...
||Read on ...
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