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At the core of my philosophy is a development or extrapolation from the
essential abstractification, namely the thesis of applicationism.

Applicationism, clearly influenced by our age of technology, takes the
view that any given ISM, any given neology, any given set of knowledge,
any given function of a pattern of thinking, has its own purpose, and can
be applied to anything else.

It is not relativism, so much as pan-functionism.

Some tools may be universal, but not provide enough information. Some
tools may be specific, but not provide standards of operation. Every
good tool has a purpose, is the central tenet of this ideology.

Applying it to morals, there are many good theories, and evil is only an
idea. Evil is not so much the existence of a problem as the failure to
achieve a consortium of high-minded agendas. The chief feeling of sin
would be shame, not guilt.

Applicationism has other implications, such as the following:

1. Universal tools have universal agendas, unless they have no agendas.
2. Specific tools have specific functions, unless they do not have
3. Neutral tools are dynamic or dysfunctional, or must be re-defined.