The Year of the Lady 11368, Gemmini/Delphinus (or ~May/June/July 2002 ev) Revision

Applied Ethics, Values and Behavioural Issues Component

The purpose of this part of the TransPagan Consensus survey is to determine the approximate range of beliefs on various Ethical, Behavioural and Value issues within the Pagan Community.


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Applied Ethics Section

I believe that accepting responsibility for one's own actions is the most important ethical decision that anyone can make.
Strongly AgreeAgreeNeither Agree Nor DisagreeDisagreeStrongly Disagree
I am willing to contribute to a Pagan Community MultiLogue online, on this topic.
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I believe that accepting responsibility for one's own actions creates the possibility of having an ethical code or system of values.
Strongly AgreeAgreeNeither Agree Nor DisagreeDisagreeStrongly Disagree
I am willing to contribute to a Pagan Community MultiLogue online, on this topic.
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I believe it is proper and valid for Sentients to discuss, determine and postulate ethical positions and systems.
Strongly AgreeAgreeNeither Agree Nor DisagreeDisagreeStrongly Disagree
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I believe that ethical, moral and value driven behavioural matters are properly determined by each Sentient, and becomes part of their own freely and rationally adopted beliefs.
Strongly AgreeAgreeNeither Agree Nor DisagreeDisagreeStrongly Disagree
I am willing to contribute to a Pagan Community MultiLogue online, on this topic.
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I believe that a reintegration in our minds of the artificially divided physical, mental and spiritual realms is a prerequisite for establishing any valid system of Values, Ethical position or Code of Behaviour.
Strongly AgreeAgreeNeither Agree Nor DisagreeDisagreeStrongly Disagree
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I believe that Individuals acting in an Ethical manner benefits society, creating a better world for everyone.
Strongly AgreeAgreeNeither Agree Nor DisagreeDisagreeStrongly Disagree
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I believe that all humankind shares a critically important responsibility for the care and preservation of the Earth and the Environment which She provides for Life.
Strongly AgreeAgreeNeither Agree Nor DisagreeDisagreeStrongly Disagree
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I believe that decisions about actions affecting the Earth must be in the context of the Earth providing a livable home for all creatures.
Strongly AgreeAgreeNeither Agree Nor DisagreeDisagreeStrongly Disagree
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My Spiritual Beliefs are the basis of my Ethics, Values and Behaviour.
Strongly AgreeAgreeNeither Agree Nor DisagreeDisagreeStrongly Disagree
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My Family and Relationships are the basis of my Ethics, Values and Behaviour.
Strongly AgreeAgreeNeither Agree Nor DisagreeDisagreeStrongly Disagree
I am willing to contribute to a Pagan Community MultiLogue online, on this topic.
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My Community or "Tribe" is the basis of my Ethics, Values and Behaviour.
Strongly AgreeAgreeNeither Agree Nor DisagreeDisagreeStrongly Disagree
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I believe that an Individual's word, if given freely, must be kept.
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I believe murder i.e. the killing of another sentient entity other than in self defense is always wrong.
Strongly AgreeAgreeNeither Agree Nor DisagreeDisagreeStrongly Disagree
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I believe killing of another sentient entity is always wrong.
Strongly AgreeAgreeNeither Agree Nor DisagreeDisagreeStrongly Disagree
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I believe killing of any creature is always wrong.
Strongly AgreeAgreeNeither Agree Nor DisagreeDisagreeStrongly Disagree
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I believe that eating meat and using products that require the death of another creature is always wrong.
Strongly AgreeAgreeNeither Agree Nor DisagreeDisagreeStrongly Disagree
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I believe that consuming or using animal products is always wrong.
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I believe that the food chain is part of the natural order of this Planet, and that while any type of unnecessary cruelty is entirely inappropriate, that the cycle of Nature consuming itself is a good and proper thing.
Strongly AgreeAgreeNeither Agree Nor DisagreeDisagreeStrongly Disagree
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I believe that the possession of land and structures as property is a valid concept and should be protected.
Strongly AgreeAgreeNeither Agree Nor DisagreeDisagreeStrongly Disagree
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I believe that the possession of personal property is a valid concept and should be protected.
Strongly AgreeAgreeNeither Agree Nor DisagreeDisagreeStrongly Disagree
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I believe that the possession of intellectual property is a valid concept and should be protected.
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I believe theft is always wrong.
Strongly AgreeAgreeNeither Agree Nor DisagreeDisagreeStrongly Disagree
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I believe intimidation is always wrong.
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I believe interference with another's Path is always wrong, except to the extent that it directly affects me.
Strongly AgreeAgreeNeither Agree Nor DisagreeDisagreeStrongly Disagree
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I believe that it is critical for an Individual to avoid becoming foresworn, including not only the meaning of perjury, but also the broader meaning of not entering into any serious covenant which contradicts a previous agreement, without achieving release from the prior vow first.
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I believe "an it harm none, do as thou wilt" is a valid ethical code.
Strongly AgreeAgreeNeither Agree Nor DisagreeDisagreeStrongly Disagree
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I believe in a "law of returns" that functions as a natural law in the Cosmos and returns the same type of energies to an Individual that they send out, possibly magnified.
Strongly AgreeAgreeNeither Agree Nor DisagreeDisagreeStrongly Disagree
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I believe that a just balance is maintained in the Cosmos, so that Individuals from it in direct proportion to what they put into it both as to quantity and quality.
Strongly AgreeAgreeNeither Agree Nor DisagreeDisagreeStrongly Disagree
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I believe proselytization is always wrong.
Strongly AgreeAgreeNeither Agree Nor DisagreeDisagreeStrongly Disagree
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I believe hypocrisy is always wrong.
Strongly AgreeAgreeNeither Agree Nor DisagreeDisagreeStrongly Disagree
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I believe that teachers have a responsibility to strive to present all sides of ideas that they offer as learning opportunities. This approach should encourage broadened perspectives, open minds and growth in the individuals to whom the ideas are offered, whether the ideas pertain to physical reality, abstractions, academics, emotions, psychology and/or spiritual concepts. Further every attempt should be made to offer the ideas without any damage to the integrity of the teacher or the potential students, and separate from the pursuit of personal ends on the part of the teacher.
Strongly AgreeAgreeNeither Agree Nor DisagreeDisagreeStrongly Disagree
I am willing to contribute to a Pagan Community MultiLogue online, on this topic.
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I believe that scientists and other innovators, bear responsibility for what they develop and who they develop it for. I do not believe that such creators exist in a vacuum, nor that they are solely responsible for their creations, but that within the appropriate societal context, they do bear a large measure of rights and responsibilities for and toward their creations.
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I believe that an Individual's right to privacy is important, and that any properly constituted (i.e.: it's power derived from the consent of the component Individuals) societal unit, organization, governmental body, and so forth, will pursue, as one of it's proper duties, the protection of such privacy.
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