Cap 16, 01 / Dec 18, 17 11:12 UTC

Declaration of the Four Sacred Things  

I've once read a book named "The Fifth Sacred Thing". There was a declaration like this in it:

"Declaration of the Four Sacred Things

The Earth is a living, conscious being. In company with cultures of many different times and places, we name these things as sacred: air, fire, water, and earth.

Whether we see them as the breath, energy, blood, and body of the Mother, or as the blessed gifts of a Creator, or as symbols of interconnected systems that sustain life, we know that nothing can live without them.

To call these things sacred is to say that they have a value beyond their usefulness for human ends, that they themselves become the standard by which our acts, our economics, our laws, and our purposes must be judged. No one has the right to appropriate them or profit from them at the expense of others. Any government that fails to protect them forfeits its legitimacy.

All people, all living things, are part of the earth life, and so are sacred. No one of us stands higher or lower than any other. Only justice can assure balance; only ecological balance can sustain freedom. Only in freedom can that fifth sacred thing we call spirit flourish in its full diversity.

To honor the sacred is to create conditions in which nourishment, sustenance, habitat, knowledge, freedom, and beauty can thrive. To honor the sacred is to make love possible.

To this we dedicate our curiosity, our will, our courage, our silences, and our voices. To this we dedicate our lives."


What do you think about it? Should we make sure that availability of four elements for everyone is a right, not a privilege? What could be an outcome of this kind of legislation?


  Last edited by:  Anastazja Jaworska (Asgardian, Candidate)  on Cap 16, 01 / Dec 18, 17 11:13 UTC, Total number of edits: 1 time

Cap 16, 01 / Dec 18, 17 12:07 UTC

Hi there, I just saw your post come up!  I think you'll get better responses to your questions here than on the Facebook page since there are others with similar interests in this topic.  Feel free also to meet others in related topics within the Theology forum.

Ari 10, 02 / Mar 7, 18 06:50 UTC

This is like the movie " The Fifth Element ". Leeloo, the embodiment of the fifth element uses Four stones, the other elements, to stop evil from destroying the earth. At the end of the movie, Leeloo has no hope of saving anything. So, Korben Dallas shows her what's worth living for, Love. So, Is love a right or a privilege?