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Old August 22nd, 2016, 12:03 PM   #1
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Maxim #2: Obey the law.

This Maxim calls on people to obey the laws of the land in which they live. You pay your taxes, you follow the orders of the duly appointed, you respect the culture and you conduct yourself with honor. While you may disagree with a law you find unjust, you challenge it in debate and effect change in whatever manner existing law prescribes. You do not simply disregard laws you find inconvenient or disrupt civil society to hold government hostage to your demand for a law change. Law and order is the bedrock on which civilization is built and should be upheld at all times lest you sow instability and chaos.

As always, I ask that any atheists that wish to comment limit themselves to the philosophical aspects of the Maxims as I don't want these threads derailed into a general theological debate.
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Old August 22nd, 2016, 12:35 PM   #2
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Laws are created by society in order to maintain itself, thus do enforcers and defensive measures come into play to maintain them. Following the law is not a religious concept it is societal.
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Old August 22nd, 2016, 12:55 PM   #3
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Laws are created by society in order to maintain itself, thus do enforcers and defensive measures come into play to maintain them. Following the law is not a religious concept it is societal.
The theology is extremely statist. Patriotism is a particularly pious ideal.
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The theology is extremely statist. Patriotism is a particularly pious ideal.
I completely disagree...there is no need to invoke a God entity to be patriotic or devoted to a society based on the lack of one.
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Old August 22nd, 2016, 03:20 PM   #5
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I completely disagree...there is no need to invoke a God entity to be patriotic or devoted to a society based on the lack of one.
I never said it was necessary, I said the theology I'm referencing is statist in nature.
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