The old expression, "less is more," applies to the creation of dogma, principles, and rules for life. The less intrusive, less demanding, and less explicit a particular dogma, principle, or rule of life is drafted to be, the more likely it is that it will gain acceptance and a more universal following. The converse is also true, in that the more intrusive, more demanding, and more explicit a particular dogma, principle, or rule of life is drafted to be, the less likely it is that it will gain acceptance and a universal following. It is the function of the Agnostic Church to motivate all individuals to live their lives in harmony with one another, which requires the adoption of some amount of dogma, principles, and rules for life or that function cannot be performed. However, if there are too many of any of these, or if they reach a level of complexity or verbosity that an average individual cannot have the patience and wisdom to understand them, then the people will disrespect them and not follow them. This same result is achieved if the average person comes to believe that there are so many principles or rules, or that the principles or rules make so little sense in the life of said average person, that it is then impossible to live a normal life without breaking one or more of the rules of life or defying one of the higher principles or even dogma on anything resembling a regular basis.13 Accordingly, there should only be defined the minimum amount of dogma, principles, and rules of life which is necessary to guide the faithful, and the church leadership should be ever vigilant that things which might be said in two words are not said in thirty,14 and things which ought to be left to unguided individual choice should not be commented upon at all. An extension of the principal of paucity applies to the rules of waste, in that in all areas of life, using more when less will do is aberrant conduct.
13 For example, the 55 miles per hour speed limit is regularly disregarded by freeway drivers in California, who have developed a deep disrespect for said speed limit, and who regularly disregard it, except when in the direct presence of a law enforcement officer. Thus, a feeling of disrespect and disregard for traffic laws in general is now commonplace, thereby undermining the entire system of traffic laws, which are ultimately necessary to ensure survival of individuals who use the roads in any way. People who have developed this disrespect for the system of traffic laws now generally feel that they have been unjustly "picked on" when they are cited for a violation of said traffic laws.
14 The distinction drawn, between "two" and "thirty," is deliberate. There is not a sufficient reason to spend a great deal of time arguing between two words and four words. Only argue over significant points, not trivial differences.
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