poeple today dont look at harming themselves goes along i the rede also we are to also think of ourselfs to .to let no one harm us even us.oru body we are not to harm but we all have that one vice no one is perfect.As for the three fold what you send out you get back yep I totally agree just not in the way most people look at it.most people think black and white or in straight forward terms its to so much that ,as a what a mintue is what Iam bout to worth what Iam going to get back .we are suppose to stop and think thru every step of what we do thru and thru Life is what we make it and we oly have are selfs to blame when it doesnt turn out the way we want it to.plus if you have childern they look up to you for guidince and if you go down the wrong road so will the its a cycle in most cases. so me just going off the deep end Blessed Be
Thanks for weighing in on the topic, folks, but I need to reiterate what the article above says: the Rede is not about "harm none." It isn't a directive telling you to do no harm.
We cannot pass through life without doing harm. It's not possible. The Rede makes no comment on actions that cause harm; it simply says that actions which DO NOT cause harm are permissible without a second thought.
I love this post, especially the take on the three-fold law. thank you so much for sharing!
Oak your are so true if we wet thru life tryig ot to harm we would be locked in a room with noone to see or talk to life is about choice we have to make them for the greater good blessed be
As always, informations shared with such honesty, brings greater understanding...Blessed Be MJ )O(
Hello Oakthorne -
Thanks so much for posting this.
Another way of putting this is that the Rede is PERMISSIVE - It PERMITS any action that does not harm, but it is NOT PROHIBITIVE -- It does *NOT* PROHIBIT any action, even one that DOES Harm" -- it leaves that up to the practitioner to determine, based upon their own ethics, the situation, and the "prices" they are willing to pay.
For more on this, please see the article "Wiccan Ethics and the Wiccan Rede" by Dianis Lucien (D. W. Piper) Copyright © 1994-2005, here: http://www.starkindler.org/dianis/realrede.html
Blessed Be - Gaia