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Triadic Philosophy Commentary - End Binary Wars

End Binary Wars

With all the talk of drones, 
the issue should be ending binary wars period.
Anytime someone is consciously killed, 
the human project fails.
The evil of murder is the same 
whether by local bullies, domestic abusers, 
drone operators or soldiers in battle.
All evil processes start with an ill-considered
 "reason" and end with a death. 
They are binary events, resulting from
an either-or mentality
and ignorance of Triadic Philosophy.
Only a world which thinks triadically
can end binary violence.

Triadic Philosophy places three conditions 
on every act.
Consider actions consciously.
All actions should be tolerant, helpful, 
democratic, non-idolatrous.
All actions have as their aim 
both truth and beauty.
This is thinking in threes.
This is Triadic Philosophy.

A tall order you say?
We now use less than one tenth
 of our mental capacity.
We hand our powers of criticism to others.
We serve agendas we do not choose.
 We fail to see the power of
a direct, simple relationship 
to the ultimate reality of the universe
instantly available to all.

This century will make 
Triadic Philosophy the global norm.
Wars are always avoidable
Refusing to engage in conscious lethal actions
is this century heroism.


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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…