Back to the Ethic: Reclaiming Western Values

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Today, we are up against tribal societies whose ethic is one of honor and shame and where blood revenge is in the veins, where violence begets violence that, over time, can lead to a sense of helplessness, hopelessness, and victim-hood. At the same time, too many of us born into freedom have become apathetic to, even neglectful of, the very ethic that underpins that freedom. It is time to go back to the founding ethic of Western culture, ethical monotheism, and reclaim our western values. Winston Churchill wrote that the ethical system we received from the Jewish people is “incomparably the most precious possession of mankind, worth in fact the fruits of all other wisdom and learning put together. On that system and by that faith there has been built out of the wreck of the Roman Empire the whole of our existing civilization.” Sadly, we stopped teaching this potent biblical ethic years ago because somewhere along the way to political correctness nirvana, God and religion became four-letter words. We must wake up to the fact that our way of life is under attack: Not only from acts of terrorism leaching into our countries but internal pressures of worshiping the false gods of absolute tolerance, inclusion, and accommodation to the point that we welcome beliefs, customs, and rituals that undermine our democracy—in the name of democracy! If we are going to preserve the freedoms we now take for granted we must return to that teaching, to words that bear great fruit, because the foundation of Western democracy is ethical monotheism, the 3500 year old ethic which began in the desert, was brought into Israel, then expanded outward with the spread of Christianity through the Mediterranean then into Europe where the teachings were translated into English and brought to the new world. Countries that are founded on the Bible became functioning and then flourishing democracies. This book of laws, gave us amongst other values, the fundamentals of our court and justice systems and business law. The Bible entreats us to be our brother’s keeper by moving away from tribal behaviors, to behave like Abraham who questioned God and protested on behalf of others, so that we develop, practice, and internalize compassion and empathy. These values are essential for democracy to function, because a just society must at times implement policies that disregard individual wants and needs. Within the leaves of Back to the Ethic: Reclaiming Western Values you will find compelling reasons; historical, philosophical, scientific, sociological and psychological, to reclaim our founding ethic, to make it your own, protect and defend it, so that you can pass it down to future generations. As Aristotle teaches us, “Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all.”

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Diane Weber Bederman is a multi-faith endorsed, hospital-trained chaplain with a background in science and the humanities. A regular contributor to CanadaFreePress, Times of Israel, and Convivium – a magazine about faith in our community, she has been published in The Chesterton Review and was a blogger at Huffington Post Canada. A mental health advocate, Ms. Weber Bederman writes about mental illness, as well as religion, politics, and ethics on her blog, The Middle Ground: The Agora of the 21st Century. A proud member of Leading Women for Shared Parenting, she lives in Ontario, Canada in a place she calls the Garden of Eden.

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Diane Weber Bederman takes the reader on a journey back to the Judeo-Christian roots of Western Civilization, using history, philosophy, the psycho-social sciences, theology, science, as well as personal stories from her life, in order to craft a guide that would help the reader reconnect with the ethical teachings of the Bible. The author grew up in Toronto, where her parents met during the Second World War. Weber Bederman, who is Jewish, relays how her mother told her about the time Jews were victims of discrimination while she was growing up. Quotas were enforced for Jewish students, while her mother had to change her name from Sarah to Susan in order to find employment. She cautions against “New Age philosophers and philosophies” which seek “to remove God from our culture. Rather than bringing about an enlightened utopia, such secular values, she holds, have brought with them the greatest century of atrocities in human history. This book serves as a warning against taking Judeo-Christian ethics for granted, the backbone of which consists of the Hebrew Bible and the New Testament, while replacing them with alternative worldviews. Weber Bederman creatively blends science and the Bible together, exemplified when she highlights the seemingly contradictory first two chapters of the Book of Genesis, describing two different creations of Adam. She interprets this as meaning that the Adam of the first chapter represents the left brain, which calls human beings to do science, while the Adam of the second chapter is the right brain that calls for us to be closer to God. She cites how prayer and meditation have been scientifically proven to reduce stress levels, as well as angst about mortality. In the words of Albert Einstein: “science without religion is lame. Religion without science is blind.” Back to the Ethic is an engaging and passionate call for a Western return to Ethical monotheism and Judeo-Christian ethics, balanced by a solid foundation in science and philosophy. The Bible and Gospels are the foundation of Western Civilization and it is up to us as residents of the Western world to choose to listen to these texts’ personal lessons. In a time where Judeo-Christian values are increasingly under threat, this book is a much-needed reminder of what the foundation of Western Civilization, and a plea that we must not take it for granted. Bradley Martin is a Fellow with the Haym Salomon Center, a news and public policy group and Deputy Editor for the Canadian Institute for Jewish Research. His bylines have been featured in The New York Observer, The Algemeiner Journal and The Hill.

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