Seven Tenets

  • Strive to act with compassion and empathy toward all creatures in accordance with reason.
  • The struggle for justice is an ongoing and necessary pursuit that should prevail over laws and institutions.
  • One’s body is inviolable, subject to one’s own will alone.
  • The freedoms of others should be respected, including the freedom to offend. To willfully and unjustly encroach upon the freedoms of another is to forgo your own.
  • Beliefs should conform to our best scientific understanding of the world. We should take care never to distort scientific facts to fit our beliefs.
  • People are fallible. If we make a mistake, we should do our best to rectify it and resolve any harm that may have been caused.
  • Every tenet is a guiding principle designed to inspire nobility in action and thought. The spirit of compassion, wisdom, and justice should always prevail over the written or spoken word.

Cleanliness Godliness

  1. Naturally an animal wants to clean itself after the kill.
  2. Translate modern society in which clean and flawless appearance are symbols of dominance.
  3. Infer my proclivity for trusting unkempt people is instinctual.

Eighty Percent Water

Kirik: Notice that being next to the ocean or the river always makes people relaxed? People come to the water for holiday.

Travis: Yea, water is tranquil. I think it’s the sound of the flowing water and the crashing waves.

Kirik: But also even a pond when there is no movement of the water… I think it’s because we are made of water.

Travis: Oh, I see: we belong to the water.