I am of the belief that ALL animals, Fae etc...have souls and will be held accountable for their actions...
As I've always understood it, universal laws are another thing that are just "known". But for the sake of discussion, one example is the golden rule, "Do NOT UNTO others as you would NOT have them do unto you". Another is the Wiccan Rede, "an it harm none, do what thou wilt." In other words, you're free to do whatever you want, just don't go around harming others for no good reason.I have to ask, do we even know what universal laws are?
This makes sense, but I would also like to think there are such things as universal truths in the universe for humans and non-humans. Murder would be one example. I think this is what separates us from the "lower" animals. I think animals that have self awareness and a conscience, would consider the taking of a life to be wrong. So, if fairies are to be considered as "non-animals", then they should be of the mindset of not killing or stealing babies for example. If they choose to, then it would be morally wrong and condemnable by humans and non-humans.Why wouldn't they? We often assume that other beings think just like us and have the same set of morals and ethics. With elementals, it appears they don't see "right or wrong". If you research the olde myths and tales (within every myth or story is a kernel of the truth) you will find that they are reported to be simply following their own ways. They appear to be a lower vibrational being that simpy do not have the same thought processes as humans. We can't use our own set of ethics and morals to judge these creatures. Just as a large animal feels the other animals are made for their dinners, so an elemental might act seeing nothing wrong with the action just as an Owl eats mice sees nothing wrong with the hunt and having dinner.
We often try to see things through the human consciousness....and we have to remember these things are NOT human. This also applies to aliens, btw.
Yes, I agree. If they have choice, or free will, then they can choose between right and wrong. If they can choose "wrong", then humans and non-humans do not have to be fairies to condemn that.But the thing is, with the power of choice comes responsibility. Stealing babies, vandalizing things, etc, sounds like choices. I wonder if they're immune to karma, and can go around stealing babies and other stuff without any repercussions at all.
Yes! I sort of already addressed this, but yes, if they have a conscience, are self-aware, and have free will, they have the ability to know right from wrong. All types of human and non-human beings like this would have universal laws or "truths" which when not followed, can be condemned and labeled wrong and applicable laws applied.Can we apply human laws to them?