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Natural Law

 

God’s natural altruistic law: “I will put my law within them, and I will write it on their hearts….” (Jeremiah 31.33) 

Natural Law is a foundational belief and principle of Divine Humanity just as it is a founding principle of the Declaration of Independence—a principle put forth and emphasized by Thomas Jefferson.  

Ex Uno Plures—out of One (Absolute), many (Relative). E pluribus unum—out of many (Relative), One (Absolute). ‘Natural law’ is based on a belief in the inherent natural altruistic law of God that is found within each person. This ‘natural law’ flows from the divinity within each individual but lies dormant until awakened by each person. This is the true ‘law’ of Moses, the bases for the teachings and the message of Jesus and a foundational belief of Divine Humanity.

This ‘natural law’ discovered within each of us may be awakened by what I call participation mystique. This is a ‘knowing’ of the things of life and their inherent mysteries through the experience of the mundane as well as the spiritual. It is the seeking of knowledge through mystical participation such as in the rite of bathing.

Does ‘natural law’ make null and void human-made laws? Not at all; human-made laws are as necessary as ‘natural law.’ Just as the divine interpenetrates the human or the Absolute interpenetrates the Relative, ‘natural law’ interpenetrates human law.

‘Natural law’ is an essential segment of an enlightened society and is based on doing what is best for the wellbeing of others and all things of the earth. It is not generated by a society but is derived and flows from each and every individual person’s natural, if awakened, altruistic spirit.

Whereas, human based laws are society based and are focused on the probations of societal life in an attempt to control behavior. Many times they are a necessary part of life. But they are not necessarily based on what is most beneficial for the wellbeing of life—the environment, the whole of humanity, the earth and its creatures.

There are international laws against torture. However, torture is still conducted through the manipulation of the same said law. There are laws against child abuse. On the other hand, there are no laws that state that a parent must be in their child’s life (adult children included) in a supportive way or that a divorce must not be so destructive and revenge-filled that any children involved will be drastically affected in a harmful way. This means not what is best or convenient for the parent but what is best for the child’s total wellbeing of their body, mind, emotion and spirit.

Human laws are drawn up to protect the environment. But they are not necessarily what is best for the environment but are usually what is best for the capitalistic thugs whether they be corporate elites or the paid off political flunkies. ‘Natural law’ is the antithesis of capitalistic law, which is the law of the ‘bottom-line’—profit by any means possible. For example, in the capitalistic world of market-based medicine if the cure for a disease was discovered, and this cure would save thousands of lives, but there was no market or profit to be made, then the cure would go unrealized and the procedures or medicines connected with this cure would not be produced.   

In reality, human laws are the ‘don’ts’ of life and need enforcement. There is no compassion connected with human law. On the other hand, ‘natural laws’ are the ‘dos’ of life and require no enforcement and have there foundation in compassionate action.

 

"Thomas Jefferson appeals to "the law of nature and nature's God" in justifying the American Revolution. Most modern commentators agree that the Founders were firm believers in natural law and sought to craft a constitution that would conform to its requirements, as they understood them, and embody its basic principles for the design of a just political order. The framers of the Constitution sought to create institutions and procedures that would afford respect and protection to those basic rights ("natural rights") which people possess, not as privileges or opportunities granted by the state, but as principles of natural law which it is the moral duty of the state to respect and protect."  (http://www.frc.org/get.cfm?i=WT01I1)  

Constitutional Law and Natural Law: Only in America, did a nation's founders recognize that rights, though endowed by the Creator as unalienable prerogatives, would not be sustained in society unless they were protected under a code of law which was itself in harmony with a higher law. They called it "natural law," or "Nature's law." Such law is the ultimate source and established limit for all of man's laws and is intended to protect each of these natural rights for all of mankind. The Declaration of Independence of 1776 established the premise that in America a people might assume the station "to which the laws of Nature and Nature's God entitle them…" (http://www.nccs.net/articles/ril17.html)

 

 

 

 

 


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