The Community Rule (1QS) is an ethical treatise intended for the Dead Sea Scrolls sect's teachers that offers instruction on the rules the community should follow such as liturgical ceremonies, organization and discipline structures, a penal code, and an outline of religious duties of the Master and his disciples. Scholars date the text's origin to around 100BCE, making it one … [Read more...]
Ethical dualism is the belief that a specific group or class of people are evil and have malevolent intentions while another group or class are good and morally right. This dichotomy creates an Us vs Them mentality. Read articles about ethical dualism below.
Many religious writings are framed around a struggle between two polar opposites. Common examples include good vs evil, mind vs body, flesh vs spirit, or light vs darkness. Scholars refer to the struggle between two opposing forces as "dualism." Here's a breakdown of several types of dualism common to religious writings: Metaphysical dualism - two opposing powers of equal … [Read more...]