6 Ethics

When we observe the world today, we can not help but feel appalled by the rapid disappearance of any sense of moral and ethical consciousness. At the same time, antisocial ways of thinking are rapidly increasing. It is now becoming quite common for people to think that they are free to do whatever they wish and, as a result, many kinds of social crimes are committed repeatedly, social order becomes chaotic, and society falls into great confusion. One underlying cause of this social confusion is that the human pattern of thinking has become more materialistic; another cause is the collapse of traditional values and norms of ethical behavior. In order to free society from this chaos and to reestablish the correct order in society, a new perspective on ethics must be presented.

Furthermore, in order to prepare for a future ethical society, a new theory of ethics is required. In such an ethical society to come, the values of truth, goodness, and beauty will be actualized, centering on God’s love. It will be a world of eternal love where truth, art, and ethics are united in harmony. Accordingly, the future society will be an artistic and ethical society, as well as a truthful society.

An ethical society is a society wherein good people, those who practice goodness, live. In order to realize such a society, wherein goodness is practiced, a new theory of ethics must be in place. More fundamentally, it is necessary to establish a new thought system, from which a new perspective of ethics, capable of correcting the defects of traditional ethics, and realizing a new ethical life, can be formulated.

In the coming ethical society, all human beings will live as brothers and sisters centering on God as the Parent of humankind, and people will love one another centering on God’s love. In that society it is ethics that will provide the guidelines for the practice of love. Since a human being is the center of harmony between the physical world and the spirit world, this coming ethical society will apply not only to this earthly world but also to the spirit world. Accordingly, the norms presented by this new theory of ethics must be able to solve not only the confusion of this earthly world, but also the confusion of the spirit world. This Unification Theory of Ethics has been formulated in order to play just such a role.