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Triadic Philosophy Ontology Non-Idolatry Community Unity

Ontology exists in the realm of reality
and is the seat of the three active values and their underlying value  
The three active values are tolerance democracy and helpfulness
The underlying value is non-idolatry
These are universal values that transcend 
creed or religion or any other limiting category 
Ontology embraces the stuff of reality
of being 
It is the substance of what is
The terms we use to describe what exists
are our feeble means of recognizing in being itself
the signs that point us to ways of being here and now


(Because of its status as ontological
non-idolary is a first
It is the willed iconoclasm that withdraws
worship from any human idea notion person or object)

(Community is always a challenge
to non-idolatry
representing as it does obligations and ties
and and other barriers
to the exercise of the profound freedom
that is the gift of non-idolatry)

(Unity is the means by which 
the conflict between
non-idolatry and community can be resolved
Unity of  all
Unity within
Unity of purpose
Unity of understanding)

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Stephen C. Rose Bio

Stephen C. Rose (1936-) was born in New York City and raised there. He currently lives there. He was educated at Trinity, Exeter, Williams and Union Theological Seminary. He served in the Student Interracial Ministry in Nashville. He founded and edited the prize-winning Renewal Magazine in Chicago and studied with C. A. Doxiadis in Athens. His first books "The Grass Roots Church" and "Who's Killing The Church" established him as a prominent critic of American Protestantism and American religion. He was and remains a civil rights activist. He has interviewed and done in depth pieces on Saul Alinsky and Martin Luther King, Jr. He won awards for editorial courage and for two documentary films. He has written and published many songs and musical works including "We Are All Americans". During the late 90s and early 2000s he worked for UN agencies, most recently editing CHOICES Magazine at UNDP. Since 2000 he has written several books for distribution via K…