I don't exactly follow the Rede... I only know the one line of it anyway. The one line that everyone knows LOL. I do believe that what you put out there (in deed, word, OR thought, conscious or subconscious) comes back to you. Not necessarily times three. I think it's either even or it's a more random equation than that. But if you think anger, speak anger, and act in anger, then if that comes back to you, it would be "times three" right? So in that sense I'm not in disagreement. I prefer the concept of "karma" and "ahimsa" (nonharming.) I know that there are several Pagans who do not subscribe to this belief at all.
There are different guidelines for different beliefs. Asatru has "Nine Noble Virtues", Celtic religions have "Nine Virtues" as well. I'm not sure if that's the sort of thing included in harm none, it's my understanding that the priority on justice, courage, and honor - can sometimes means harming.
at 5:35 PM on Jun. 17, 2009