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Symmetry of Soul

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Each Tuesday, a broadcast focused on science, religion, and philosophy, based on the unifying concepts of The Urantia Book. Broadcasts begin 9:00 PM ET(worldtimezone.com for local start time). Co-hosted by Dr. Chris Halvorson, James Woodward, Kermit Anderson, and Brad Garner. Artwork compliments of www.rassouli.com.

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The measure of the advance of society is directly determined by the degree to which public opinion can control personal behavior and state regulation through nonviolent expression. The really civilized government had arrived when public opinion was clothed with the powers of personal franchise. [NOTE: Archive page of symmetryofsoul.org includes referenced 'Sections' previously studied in The Urantia Book. Broadcast begins each Tuesday at 9:00 PM Eastern Time (02:00 GMT). Check worldtimezone.com for local time.] Our study this week begins at Paper 71, Section 2.
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The modern state is the institution which survived in the long struggle for group power, and its superior power produced the moral myth of the absolute obligation of the citizen to live and die for the state. But the state is not of divine... more

When long established, the undefined mores tend to crystallize into precise laws, concrete regulations, and well-defined social conventions. Law is always at first negative and prohibitive; in advancing civilizations it becomes increasingly... more

In the earliest primitive society public opinion operated directly; officers of law were not needed. There was no privacy in primitive life. Society was regulated by the group having an interest in, and some control over, the behavior of each... more

Nature confers no rights on man, only life and a world in which to live it. Natural justice is a man-made theory; it is not a reality. In nature, justice is purely theoretic, wholly a fiction. Nature provides but one kind of... more

Once clans had merged into complex tribes, the next advance in social development was the evolution of religious cults and the political clubs. These groups first appeared as secret societies, and there were only men's clubs.... more

Every human institution had a beginning, and civil government is a product of progressive evolution just as much as are marriage, industry, and religion. The successive orders of human government gradually developed and have come... more

The peace of Urantia will be promoted far more by international trade organizations than by all the sentimental sophistry of visionary peace planning. Money has become the universal language for peace and trade. Modern... more

War is strong medicine, very costly and most dangerous; while often curative of certain social disorders, it sometimes kills the patient, destroys the society. War has had a certain evolutionary and selective value, but like slavery, it must... more

On an evolutionary world such as Urantia, antagonisms are natural; peace is secured only by some sort of social regulative system. The development of industry demands law, order, and social adjustment. Anarchy augments misery;... more

Enslavement was a forward step in the merciful treatment of war captives and an indispensable link in the chain of human civilization. Today, men and women are not social slaves, but they commonly allow ambition to enslave them to debt.... more

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