God's One Rule For All Situations

Posted by: admin on Sat, May 1, 2010:

from Rev. Bill McGinnis


This rule is known as "The Golden Rule." It is found in most religions, yet it establishes no particular religion; it leads to harmony among all people; it is the foundation of Democracy; and it leads to the political goal of "Greatest Good For The Greatest Number, With Basic Rights For All."

To apply the Golden Rule, simply ask yourself "How would you like to be treated in similar circumstances?" Then treat the other person that way. Also consider the impact of your actions on all other people, not only those immediately before you.

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Some Version Of the Golden Rule Is Found In Most Religions

These versions can be categorized as "inclusive" vs. "selective," and "complete" vs. "partial."

Inclusive vs. Selective The inclusive versions of the Golden Rule apply to all people everywhere. The selective versions apply only to some people, such as your neighbors or your countrymen or your religious brothers.

Complete vs. Partial The complete versions of the Golden Rule call for you to treat the other person as if he were yourself: to do the good things to him you would like done to you; and to not do the bad things you would not like to done to you. So you would not steal from him, and you would try to help him if he needed help. The partial versions of the Golden Rule call for you merely to not do the bad things you would not like done to you. So you would not steal from him, but you would not be required to help him if he needed help.


		Versions Of The Golden Rule In Different Religions

HINDU: This is the sum of duty; do naught unto others which if done to thee would cause thee pain. (inclusive, partial)

ZOROASTRIAN: That nature alone is good which refrains from doing unto another whatsoever is not good for itself. (inclusive, partial)

TAOIST: Regard your neighbour's gain as your own gain, and your neighbour's loss as your own loss. (selective, complete)

BUDDHIST: Hurt not others in ways that you would find hurtful. (inclusive, partial)

CONFUCIAN: Do not unto others what you would not have them do unto you. (inclusive, partial)

JAIN: In happiness and suffering, in joy and grief, we should regard all creatures as we regard our own self. (inclusive, complete)

JEWISH: Whatever thou hatest thyself, that do not to another. (inclusive, partial)

CHRISTIAN: All things whatsoever ye would that men should do to you, do ye even so to them. (inclusive, complete)

ISLAMIC: No one of you is a believer until he desires for his brother that which he desires for himself. (selective, complete)

SIKH: As thou deemest thyself, so deem others. (inclusive, complete)

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"Now may the Lord of peace himself give you peace at all times in all ways. The Lord be with you all." (2 Thessalonians 3:16 RSV) _________________________________________________________________



Blessings to you in Jesus Christ our Lord.

This chapel service is now complete.

Rev. Bill McGinnis

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