Gerhard Reuter


Precepts of Intercultural Humanism

(Draft, 13 January 2011).

  1. You shall recognise nature, of which you are a part, in all its diversity. Furthermore, you shall respect nature and contribute to its preservation and to developmental aspects of nature that are positive to humanity, for nature also encompasses effects that could lead to the impairment or even destruction of mankind.
  2. You shall recognise your innate abilities, and develop and make use of them for the benefit and pleasure of your fellow humans. Let this be your life’s purpose.
  3. You shall respect your fellow human beings along with their mentality and worldview, so long as these do not transgress against humanistic precepts.
  4. You shall work diligently for the good of both of yourself and of society on workdays and use your work-free days and holidays for relaxing and fostering community.
  5. You shall be thankful to your parents for their care and help your children to a lucky life.
  6. You shall not kill human beings.
  7. You shall not commit adultery.
  8. You shall not steal.
  9. You shall not lie, except for prevention of a crime.
  10. You shall not covet your fellow human beings partner in marriage nor their property.

My humanistic creed

(10 August 2009).

  1. I believe in the existence and influence of the principles of good and evil within the context of mankind.
  2. I love those people who serve and fulfil the principle of good.
  3. I hope that the principle of good will be fulfilled to an ever-increasing extent for the well- being of mankind.
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