Written By: Šammānar Kīssuri, Atrahasian Scholar, Founder of the Imutti Society
From an outside perspective, Atrahasian Philosophy is one of myriad contradictions, however, to a Shurayu, it all makes perfect sense. For, Atrahasian belief venerates the self while in the very next sentence venerating the community, this paradigm is the cornerstone of Atrahasian Philosophy, for it argues individuality and collectivism are not mutually exclusive but in fact can, and will, create a stable and prosperous society. To understand this, is to understand the four 𒀊𒁺𒋫𒅈𒄀𒆜 Abrātarkībū (Layers of Society), first, 𒊏𒈣𒉡 Ramānu (The Self) that innovates, the second, 𒅋𒇻𒋾 Illuti (The Family) that nurtures, third, 𒋗𒁕𒇥𒋾𒅎 Šutāpūtim (The Community) that enriches, and fourth 𒉎𒋛 𒈣𒋾 Nīšī Māti (The Nation) that preserves. Each, it is argued, allows the other to exist, and without all four, society would no longer exist. It is believed that from the bottom up, a truly successful society can arise. A strong self comes from liberty and discipline, a strong family comes from strong individuals, strong communities come from strong families, and strong nations come from strong communities. It says that if a society removes the self it stagnates, and therefore slips into nothingness, if society removes the family it loses its morals and values, and that a morally bankrupt society will fall into chaos, if a society removes the community it becomes a land of hermits and society disintegrates, and if a society removes the nation, nothing can protect the former three from outside threats and society will fall from the outside. Economically, Atrahasian Philosophy is laissez-faire capitalist and strongly promotes philanthropy, believing economic control is a form of tyranny and therefore stunts the self and that philanthropy helps the community. It's relationship to outside entities is one of neutrality, as Atrahasian Philosophy says that forcing one's beliefs on another is the greatest tyranny and that one should mind their own affairs unless asked otherwise.