These ideals can be recognized by conception, and represent states greatly more perfect than anything existing naturally, such as heaven, eternal life, perfect justice or wealth. The individual, as capable of such conception, is considered able by thought and action, of a progressive conformance with some or all paragons of perfection. To possess Consequence, the individual is required to correspond to these ideals as progressive mandates. These mandates are secular and religious. The individual is expected to possses or accumulate material property, or is expected to conform to religious expectations. Thus the individual is required and mandated to conformance, and all free-will that is not in accordance, may be considered illegal and acts of defiance. (Subtopic:
In terms of Conservative Spirituality, the world and universe, to include the individual, is considered to possess inherent Consequence. However in reference to the Absent Determinant, the specific nature of this Consequence cannot be determined. The very consideration that there exists no certainty of specific Consequential Integrity, allows the individual the freedom and ability to make decisions concerning the nature of Consequence for the self. The very nature of determining Consequence is the consideration that it is not already determined with a certainty.
This free choice, as the onus on the individual, is what is said to be the very definition of
Spirituality. Spirituality is said to be the activity of making consequential decisions. Possessing Consequence, the individual is considered capable of consequential determinations, such as assessing the value of animal or human life. Correspondence to pre-existing standards, not of the individual's own determination, as the Progressive Materialist system of evaluation, is considered mechanistic, non-responsible, dependent and automatic.
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