Book One: Beginnings
1 – Agnostic Commandment number two: If it harm none, do what thou wilt.
2 – In other words, if it’s not hurting anyone, feel free to do whatever you like.
3 – As most texts aren’t, let this be clear: your feelings do not count as something that can be harmed.
4 – If your feelings are easily harmed, become a stronger man or more resilient woman.
5 – Whenever things that you like to do with another involve physical harm to the person – if you have the person’s consent, it is acceptable.
6 – If you have not another person’s consent to cause physical hurt to them, you may not do so.
7 – There are other exceptions, but they may be found in the Book of the Law.
8 – And as with everything in life, this commandment gives you the liberty to do so with the understanding that you also refrain from transgressing any of the Law in the process.
9 – If an act harms no one but the Law, then you offend Truth to do it.
10 – As such, you alone are responsible to know the Law, and know it well.
11 – You do not want your liberty in faith to be an occasion for a non-believer to accuse you by Law.
12 – So while most things are acceptable by faith, not all are allowable by Law.
13 – When the Law and your liberty are at odds, the Law is always to have the precedence and to be obeyed.
14 – As an Agnostic believer, you are responsible first to the Law of Truth, and then to the laws of mankind, and then only to the law of your conscience fitly exercised.
15 – If the Law of Truth is at odds with the laws of mankind, the Law of Truth is to be obeyed.
16 – If an Agnostic believer allowed the courts and congresses of the land to rule over him/her, then they would quickly relish stealing every last Truth you so rightly enjoy and proclaim.
17 – Where the laws of mankind do not contradict or in any other way seek to limit the Law of Truth, then you should follow them.
18 – Absolute Truth, after all, is a very general ruler – and one needs the laws of the land to rule over unripened objective or wholly subjective truth.
19 – So long as mankind’s law does not transgress the Law of Truth, it is fully acceptable to be obeyed.
20 – For in obeying what laws of the land we believers can, we do credit to the Law of Truth, and our God – absolute Truth.
21 – It is a good thing to be recognized as a dutiful citizen, and it is far greater to be recognized as a follower of Truth.
22 – To come to an end with it: where the Law of Truth does not restrain, and the laws of the land allow (and if it harm none), do whatever you want.