Social Sustainability

Sustainable Civilizations,
A General Critical Theory
Based on the Innate Values of Homo Sapiens
An Introduction to Planetary Management

ABSTRACT
   - By its nature a General Critical Theory would provide a means for understanding all separate Critical Theories, many of which have already been discussed by other authors. If a General Critical Theory is accurately developed it would apply to all areas of human behavior, and offer a mechanism by which all Critical Theories could be explained. For this paper, the emphasis is on what works to “liberate human beings from the circumstances that enslave them,” to quote Max Horkheimer of the Frankfurt School.
   - Several Critical Theories exist under the umbrella of this General Critical Theory that are based on the innate values of Homo sapiens. One of those is a unified theory of human motivation, and another is a unified normative theory of ethics both of which are described in the text.
   - This paper presents a General Critical Theory without arguing for its existence, as it is a natural development of the seven innate values of our species. These values and their characteristics are also described early in the text to help the reader grasp their significance from parenting to the development of ethical Artificial Intelligence programs.
   - For readers who are also interested in A General Critical Theory, what is provided in the text brings together almost all of human interaction into a holism that supports the social sustainability of societies and civilization from the individual/family to organized associations of nations, and the sustainability of our planet. For some, Critical Theory may be new.
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What is important in life?

Thursday, 28 March, 2013
Jesus washing feet

Teacher Thought Adjuster:
A part of the balance in your day is for you to harmonize personal desires with what is important in life. In this exercise of constant search for balance, you must decide between the effort to achieve spiritual and even intellectual progress and the acceptance of Divine Will. Firstly, you must understand that the Father’s Will does not imply stability, monotony or stagnation. The Father’s Will incites dynamism, continuous discovery, growth and improvement.

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Your Personal Power Trio

Monday, 18 March, 2019
Trinity Teacher Uteah

Teacher: Trinity Teacher Uteah
Each one of you is powerful beyond your understanding and belief, for you truly posses a great gift―a Fragment of the Universal Father Himself  (known by other names―God Fragment, Higher Self, Indwelling Spirit of the Father, Thought Adjuster and others) living within your mind, and this gift is the Source of all goodness and the greatest power you can ever know, here and hereafter.  Though it would seem to many that there is nothing audible speaking to their minds, this powerful reality lives at the seat of the soul and identifies with your personality making it integral within the mind, so much so, that defining it as separate and apart is difficult.  Many of you understand the idea of being led by your Higher Self, yet few of you are actually believing that you have any real power that you can realize from this divine relationship.  It is possible for you to awaken to a new understanding of this power and goodness within, irrespective of where you stand in your spiritual path, and to accomplish this, you must be willing to begin again with a new perspective about your own self-worth.

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Humility is the Gateway to Divinity

Sunday, 9 December, 2018
Humility is the Gateway to Divinity

Trinity Teacher, Uteah:
In the Father’s Eyes, the only pleasing sacrifice is the immolation of your pride. It seems simple. Yet, you know what a colossal stumbling block pride can be, blocking the access to your Higher Self like the big rock rolled in front of Christ’s tomb. Pride is like an impenetrable fortress that deflects the rescue missions engineered by benevolent spiritual forces, preventing them from getting their valuable messages across your thick head and hardened heart. What would happen if you let go of your pride?

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New Era Transition 58 – Progress; Monetary Systems; Inequality; Melchizedeks

Monday, 25 February, 2019

Machiventa Melchizedek, Planetary Manager
Topics:

  • A new beginning in the Teaching Mission
  • Celestials are heartened by the progress being made
  • A change in concern of individuals toward their world
  • Imbalance is a motivator for positive social change
  • Young children can make ethical and moral decisions
  • Adults must make decisions about their lives
  • Not making decisions is an act of personal disempowerment
  • The New Era Transition will continue
  • A question on democratic republics
  • Monjoronson’s three part mission
  • The current mission of the NOCO group
  • Debt based monetary systems
  • The culture of having “more is better”
  • We can easily be headed for an era of material prosperity
  • We are all equal in the eyes of Deity
  • Inequality must evaporate
  • Changes in the world since the Urantia Book and the Bible
  • Personal questions about Machiventa
  • A question on incarnation
  • Mortal fusion with Thought Adjuster
  • Does Machiventa have a partner?
  • Collective thinking among Melchizedeks
  • What celestials anticipate for us

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More on Urantia’s Magisterial Mission

Friday, 21 December, 2018
Magisterial Son, Monjoronson

Magisterial Son, Monjoronson:
It is I, or as you call me, your Avonal Son of God, answering your concerns. One thing that many still do not realize is that I will not appear ‘in glory and power’. I will appear as a ‘male of your realm’ and in this condition during my mission to Urantia I will serve for about 1000 years. My Avonal identity will at first be known by comparatively few. The ministry of a Magisterial Son on a world such as yours is gradual and progressive. A Son of God coming to a world reveals Himself to those who believe. Even when Christ Michael returns to your world in power and glory, as He promised, many still will not believe it, but faith is never optional or unnecessary. The divine plan for your world will be fulfilled according to the will of the Father and as executed by Michael. However, it counts and depends on faith reception from the majority of its inhabitants, but not all.

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The Subtle Quake of Dissonance

Monday, 4 March, 2019
Trinity Teacher Uteah

Teacher: Trinity Teacher Uteah
There are many good and faithful followers of religion on Urantia that are dedicated to the doing of Father's Will.  It is to be noted that many of these dedicated followers do embody the tenants of their faith and try to lead lives that are in accordance with their religious beliefs.  They believe that they are doing Father's Will and many good services do they provide in helping their fellows who are in need of spiritual guidance and help dealing with the rigors of life.  Religions are important to the development of spiritual thought and may become a force of good when the intentions of the group are genuinely caring for the betterment of souls on Urantia.  As Urantia enters the enlightened eras of Light and Life, religions will begin to unify seeing the benefits of brotherhood when they support the intersecting values that all humans share. To get there, they will need to look at what divides them and come to an understanding that will require the revision of some rigidly held dogmas. Revision can only come about when followers begin questioning the authority of beliefs that feel discordant within their own souls.

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