Axioms, critique welcomed

This is a rational or scientific presentation of a few ideas that describe reality.
The first idea is axiom. An axiom is a self-evident or generally recognized accurate description of reality. We will examine a list of additional axioms.
The second axiomatic reality is the rational property of human beings. The ability to think or reason is unique to human beings. Our rational property’s function is to think, make inferences and deductions. In addition, the rational property and function of the human being has created logic, math and many different kinds of sciences.
The third axiomatic reality is another function of the rational property. The rational function is able to infuse reason into material objects. Reason is infused into material objects such as cars and airplanes. One can easily perceive that a Ford car with 4,000 parts and Boeing jet with 4,000,000 parts has reason infused into it; and the jets fly.
The fourth axiomatic reality is the human. Humans not only have our ability to reason, we too have reason infused into us. Human beings have life, bodies, reasoning, wills, passions, imagination, and memory. Our being was infused into our essence. One can see that a Ford car or Boeing jet had to have reason infused into it and so too does the human being. We do not use the comparison to prove that human beings are infused with reason. The comparison is used only to further comprehend that our human nature is infused with reason.
The fifth axiomatic reality is that human life is good. A new born baby is goodness; a baby is goodness in our arms. Good is regularly explained as having positive, desirable, appropriate characteristics or attributes. Human life is positive, desirable and appropriate. Human life is good.
The sixth axiomatic reality is rational thought itself. Rational thought is good because it is positive and desirable and most appropriate.
The seventh axiomatic reality is free choice. It is so evident that it is most difficult to explain. An adult human has free choice and can make her own decisions. She is free to decide! Human free choice is positive and desirable. Thus human free will is good.
The eighth axiomatic reality is love. Love or charity is described as kindness, helpful, unselfish, giving to other and to those in need. Love is good. This again is so evident that it is almost impossible to describe. However, if there is an injured rational being and another saves that rational being from death, our ability to love has enabled a rational being to stay in existence. That is love, and love is therefore good. It is good because human life is highly desirable.
The ninth axiom is evil. Evil is generally described as causing destruction, hurt, suffering and pain. Using this standard definition of evil, then murder of a rational being is evil. The murder of a rational being would be destroying a rational being, and rational beings are good. The definition for murder is the unjustified killing of a human being.
Tenth reality is drunkenness. A traditional definition of drunk is to become impaired by alcoholic drink. One comprehends that too much alcohol removes our ability to think. The removal, privation or destruction of thinking is therefore evil, because thinking rationally is good.
The eleventh axiom is serious, serious, serious child abuse. An example might be placing a child of two in boiling water for wetting his pants. The human body and emotions are good. To harm a child of two by placing him in a tub of boiling water is harmful and destructive; therefore, it is evil.
The twelfth axiom is slavery. Human freedom is good and slavery removes human freedom, therefore, slavery is evil.

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The core definition of evil is selfishness. The refusal to respect the good or value of somebody is a selfish act, in that you are not sharing the good and value of yourself with other people (do on to others as you would do on to you). An evil doesn’t have to be tremendous in order to be considered evil once we understand that the root of it is selfishness. All evil is a form of selfishness to varying degrees. Some acts of selfishness are venial in nature, and others are mortal. Evil occurs when a human act does not express love (the will of God) to a perfect degree.

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This is a rational or scientific presentation of a few ideas that describe reality.
The first idea is axiom. An axiom is a self-evident or generally recognized accurate description of reality. We will examine a list of additional axioms.

            The second axiomatic  reality is the rational property of human beings.  The ability to think  or reason is unique to human beings.   Our rational property’s function  is to think, make inferences and deductions.  In addition, the rational  property and function of the human being has created logic, math and  many different kinds of sciences.   

The third axiomatic reality is another function of the rational property. The rational function is able to infuse reason into material objects. Reason is infused into material objects such as cars and airplanes. One can easily perceive that a Ford car with 4,000 parts and Boeing jet with 4,000,000 parts has reason infused into it; and the jets fly.

            The fourth axiomatic  reality is the human.  Humans not only have our ability to reason, we  too have reason infused into us.  Human beings have life, bodies,  reasoning, wills, passions, imagination, and memory.  Our being was  infused into our essence.  One can see that a Ford car or Boeing jet had  to have reason infused into it and so too does the human being.  We do  not use the comparison to prove that human beings are infused with  reason.  The comparison is used only to further comprehend that our  human nature is infused with reason. 

The fifth axiomatic reality is that human life is good. A new born baby is goodness; a baby is goodness in our arms. Good is regularly explained as having positive, desirable, appropriate characteristics or attributes. Human life is positive, desirable and appropriate. Human life is good.

            The sixth axiomatic  reality is rational thought itself.  Rational thought is good because it  is positive and desirable and [most]("http://forums.catholic.com/showthread.php?p=8416596#") appropriate.   

The seventh axiomatic reality is free choice. It is so evident that it is most difficult to explain. An adult human has free choice and can make her own decisions. She is free to decide! Human free choice is positive and desirable. Thus human free will is good.

            The eighth axiomatic  reality is love.  Love or charity is described as kindness, helpful,  unselfish, giving to other and to those in need.  Love is good.  This  again is so evident that it is almost impossible to describe.  However,  if there is an injured rational being and another saves that rational  being from death, our ability to love has enabled a rational being to  stay in existence.  That is love, and love is therefore good.  It is  good because human life is highly desirable.

The ninth axiom is evil. Evil is generally described as causing destruction, hurt, suffering and pain. Using this standard definition of evil, then murder of a rational being is evil. The murder of a rational being would be destroying a rational being, and rational beings are good. The definition for murder is the unjustified killing of a human being.

            Tenth reality is  drunkenness.  A traditional definition of drunk is to become impaired by  alcoholic drink.  One comprehends that too much alcohol removes our  ability to think.  The removal, privation or destruction of thinking is  therefore evil, because thinking rationally is good.

The eleventh axiom is serious, serious, serious child abuse. An example might be placing a child of two in boiling water for wetting his pants. The human body and emotions are good. To harm a child of two by placing him in a tub of boiling water is harmful and destructive; therefore, it is evil.

            The twelfth axiom is  slavery.  Human freedom is good and slavery removes human freedom,  therefore, slavery is evil.
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