Morality or Pragmatic Common Sense?

Quotes which encourage us to think.

“It’s discouraging to think how many people are shocked by honesty and how few by deceit.”

Noel Coward

1941 Blithe Spirit

“Those who are easily shocked, should be shocked more often.”

Mae West (1893-1980)


“Truth often shocks immature people that cannot handle reality.”

Allan Ivarsson 2016

“Compassion is the basis of morality.”

Arthur Schopenhauer

“Do not be too moral. You may cheat yourself out of much life. So, aim above morality. Be not simply, good, be good for something.”

Henry David Thoreau

“Thoreau is right, aim above morality. And above morality, is pragmatic common sense ‘Cosmic Law’.

Allan Ivarsson 2016

“Waste no more time arguing about what a good man should be. Be one.”

Marcus Aurelius


“Respect for ourselves guides our morals; respect for others guides our manners.”

Laurence Sterne

“I stopped believing there was a power of good and a power of evil that were outside us. And I came to believe that good and evil are names for what people do, not for what they are.”

Philip Pullman

The Amber Spyglass

“Pullman is correct good and evil comes from within us, and good and evil that exists outside of us, comes only from the good and evil which exists in other human beings. We are what we believe and thus how we think and act as one. The Universe and all lower intelligent life does not know the difference between good and evil. Existence simply is there in all of its good and bad forms, thriving in a process of activity that has no meaning or purpose other than that which humans give to it.”

Allan Ivarsson 2016

“A quiet conscience makes one strong!”

Anne Frank (1929-1945)

The Diary of a Young Girl

A Jewish Victim of the Nazi Holocaust at the age of 15 years.

“This is my doctrine: Give every other human being every right you claim for yourself.”

Robert G. Ingersoll

The Liberty of Man, Woman and Child.

“I am a humanist, which means, in part that I have tried to behave decently without expectations of rewards or punishments after I am dead.”

Kurt Vonnegut

Albert Einstein has also tabled his thoughts on ‘rewards and punishments’ by an imaginary God Creator” Go to Albert Einstein section for comparison of ideas in ‘Learn Philosophical Intelligence’…

“You can easily judge the character of a man by how he treats those who can do nothing for him.”

Malcolm Forbes

“A person may cause evil to others not only by his actions but by his inaction, and in either case, he is justly accountable to them for the injury.”

John Stuart Mill

On Liberty

“And such inaction inspired by politically correct thinking, which denies tabling the truth about anti-freedom apartheid Islam is an inaction that leads the gate wide open, for aggressive attack by evil ‘Jihad Islam’. The ‘politically correct’ are accountable for tolerating ‘Hate Speech’ Surah’s in the Qur’an that inspires death and destruction.”

Allan Ivarsson 2016

In keeping silent about evil, in burying it so deep within us that no sign of it appears on the surface, we are implanting it, and it will rise up a thousand-fold in the future. When we neither punish nor reproach evildoers, we are not simply protecting their trivial old age, we are thereby ripping the foundations of justice from beneath new generations.”

Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

The Gulag Archipelago 1918-1956

Islam deliberately denies the holocaust ever happened in WWII Europe. Islam lies and is deliberately focused on wiping out all history and the names of all non-Muslim explorers, discoverers and inventors, including scientists and doctors to replace their names with Islamic names, so that future generations will naively believe that the entire world has always been Muslim and no other societies ever existed. If Islam is allowed, to get away with this insane evil objective, mankind will never eliminate the ‘Habit of War’ and human beings shall never end slavery, apartheid treatment of people, rape and cruelty. All those politically correct persons that accept and tolerate Islam, are automatically guilty of being accomplices to the diabolical plans of Islam’s insidious intentions. Generations to come shall never live free in peace, if insane deceitful Islam is not stopped.”

Allan Ivarsson 2016

“Those who find ugly meanings in beautiful things are corrupt without being charming. This is a fault. Those who find beautiful meanings in beautiful things are the cultivated. For these there is hope. They are the elect to whom beautiful things mean only Beauty. There is no such thing as a moral or an immoral book. Books are well written, or badly written. That is all.”

Oscar Wilde

The Picture of Dorian Gray

“The assumption that animals are without rights and the illusion that our treatment of them has no moral significance is a positively outrageous example of Western crudity and barbarity. Universal compassion is the only guarantee of morality.”

Arthur Schopenhauer

The Basis of Morality

“It must always be understood that all human beings are also animals, and when we correctly oppose all cruelty to animals that also includes us human beings. Cosmic Law higher than Moral Law, rejects all cruelty to all animals.

Allan Ivarsson 2016

“He who is cruel to animals becomes hard also in his dealings with men. We can judge the heart of a man by his treatment of animals.”

Immanuel Kant

“Islamic Doctrine founded upon the cruel thinking of War Lord Muhammad, has a 1400-year history of being cruel to animals and that includes human beings. Muhammad hated dogs and therefore all ‘True Muslims’ hate dogs and are often very cruel towards them even in the early 21st Century. The ‘Halal’ throat slitting method of killing animals is a very cruel process and Muslims true to their high level of ignorance and nastiness see nothing wrong with this cruel method of killing animals and human beings. Kant was correct, those persons that are cruel to animals are also cruel to human beings, and Islam has a history of such cruelty, which is easy to prove.”

Allan Ivarsson 2016

“If you think that it would be impossible to improve upon the Ten Commandments as a statement of morality, you really owe it to yourself to read some other scriptures. Once again, we need look no further than the Jains: Mahavira, the Jain patriarch, surpassed the morality of the Bible with a single sentence: ‘Do not injure, abuse, oppress, enslave, insult, torment, torture, or kill any creature or living being.’ Imagine how different our world might be if the Bible contained this as its central precept. Christians have abused, oppressed, enslaved, insulted, tormented, tortured, and killed people in the name of God for centuries, on the basis of a theologically defensible reading of the Bible. It is impossible to behave this way by adhering to the principles of Jainism. How then can you argue that the Bible contains the clearest statement of morality the world has ever seen?”

Sam Harris 2006

Letter to a Christian Nation #

Section: The Wisdom of the Bible

First Kindle read by Allan Ivarsson in September 2015. A recommended read by all ‘open minded’ intelligent people. Sam Harris tabled reality… the truth… that religious people are afraid to think about.

“Unfortunately for the history of the world… Sam Harris is almost correct… however, if we look closely at the ‘Ten Commandments’ no mention is tabled about the right to action cruelty and murder. The satanic verses, recorded after the delivery of the top ten rules, in the books of Moses, the Torah and the Old Testament, were not written or approved by Moses. How do I know this is true? Because the sixth commandment, stated quite clearly… “Thou shalt not kill.”

Those right to kill satanic verses statements recorded after the delivery of the Ten Commandments were written by other evil men and not by Moses. Even evil Muhammad copied these evil rights to kill ideas, using fire and stoning, to kill others. Such is the evil of the texts in the falsely claimed books of Moses.

The Jains and Buddhism taught kindness and non-violence, not one of the Abrahamic Creeds taught consistently such gentleness and goodwill, and human history by performance and attitude proves that is true.  

Allan Ivarsson 2016

PS. Morality thinking has shifted to a lower position, since I was a young man in the 1960’s Sydney, Australia. The following statement by Margaret Mead identifies that reality. It is easily observed by the study of American films from the 1940’s to the 21st Century, how attitudes even in stories, shifted vastly in attitudes towards sex. Morality, which morality is true? The old, the evolving change, or the current values? Of course, the correct answer is throw ‘Moral Law’ into the trash can and start again with the use of ‘Cosmic Law’ using ‘Reality Based Ethics’.

“Young people are moving away from feeling guilty about sleeping with somebody to feeling guilty if they are not sleeping with someone.”

Margaret Mead

“Those with a moral deficit put on a good show, and sleep like a baby.”

Paul Newman

Famous American Actor

“If one should desire to know whether a kingdom is well governed, if its morals are good or bad, the quality of its music will furnish the answer.”


Confucius is wrong. If he saw the history of music throughout the centuries right up into the 21st Century in all cultures, I wonder what his opinion would be today? The answer is blowing in the wind. But we can be sure about one thing… how a person feels and what they believe is the inspiration for the music they love, and that motivation is not driven by a sense of morality, but more by a sense of what feels good and makes them happy and content for the moment. Music and morality are not companions, when a person lives truly free with how they feel. Music is good or bad, it is that simple. And what one person likes another does not like. The sound of music is neither moral or immoral. Only the lyrics, the words to music can table a message of good or bad, it is the words, the feelings, the beliefs that challenge values right and wrong. And even then, it cannot be scrutineered by wandering moral standards. It can only be reviewed by pragmatic common sense cosmic law, as guided by reality based ethics.

Allan Ivarsson 2016

“At every period of history, people have believed things that were just ridiculous, and believed them so strongly that you risked ostracism or even violence by saying otherwise. If our own time were any different that would be remarkable. As far as I can tell it isn’t.”

Paul Graham

“A mature society is one that reserves its moral outrage for what really matters: poverty and preventable diseases in the third world, arms sales, oppression, injustice. Bad language and sex might offend some, who certainly have a right to complain; but they do not have a right to censor. They do not have to watch or listen if they are offended: they have an ‘off’ button on their television sets and radios. After all, it is morally outrageous that moral outrage should be used as an excuse to perpetrate the outrage of censorship on others.”

A.C. Grayling

The Form of Things: Essays on Life, Ideas and Liberty in the 21st Century.

“When you learn the way of ‘Cosmicism’ the way of ‘Philosophical Intelligence’ you learn the way of inner peace, with courage of conviction, and are not offended by anything. There is right and wrong, good and bad, honourable and dishonourable.

Allan Ivarsson 2016

Source: book ‘Flat Earth’ by Allan Ivarsson published in both Kindle & Paperback, in colour.

There is another way of looking at the Ten Commandments using non-religious ‘Philosophical Intelligence’.

Allan Ivarsson 2022 (now 73 years of age.)

Founder, director, chairman of ‘things to come’ called ‘Cosmicism’. The way of ‘Blue Light Cosmic Philosophy’, the way of ‘Cosmic Libertarianism’ which uses the most advanced intelligence in the Universe called ‘Philosophical Intelligence’.

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