The elements of our shared doctrine are few and succinctly expressed in the sacred vows each Reasoner makes to himself or herself:
I WILL SEEK TO KNOW;
Evasion is man's worst enemy.
I AFFIRM THAT REASON IS THE ONLY MEANS TO KNOWLEDGE;
Faith, revelation and emotion are not tools of cognition.
I WILL ATTEMPT TO ACT ON THE BASIS OF KNOWLEDGE;
Action from ignorance forfeits control of life.
I WILL NOT INITIATE FORCE OR FRAUD;
My right to life depends on my recognition of the same right in others.