8 Golden Rules and 1 Not-So-Golden One

The following is an article from Uncle John's All-Purpose Extra-Strength Bathroom Reader. Did you know that there's a version of the Golden Rule in most (maybe all) major religions? Here are eight translations of religious texts ... and one secular commentary. (Note: you can get the Golden Rule poster to the left at Scarboro Missions) CHRISTIANITY
"Therefore all things whatsoever ye would that men should do to you, do ye even so to them, for this is the law and the prophets." - Matthew 7:12
"What is harmful to you, do not to your fellow men. That is the entire Law; all the rest is commentary." - Talmud, Shabbat, 312
"This is the turn of duty; do naught unto others which could cause you pain if done to you." - Mahabharata, 5, 1517
"Surely it is the maxim of loving-kindness: Do not unto other that you would not have them do unto you." - Analects, 15, 23
"Regard your neighbor's gain as your own gain and your neighbor's loss as your own loss." - T'sai Shang Kan Ying P'ien
"Hurt not others in ways you yourself would find hurtful." - Udana-Varga, 5, 18
"That nature alone is good which refrains from doing unto another whatsoever is not good for itself." - Didistan-i-dinik, 94, 5
"No one of you is a believer until he desires for his brother that which he desires for himself." - Sunnah
SECULAR VIEW "Do not do unto others as you would that they should do unto you. Their tastes may not be the same." - George Bernard Shaw
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Actually, Jesus says something very different than the others--he says "Do unto others as you would have them do unto you."


doubt the intent is different and considering they are translated from different languages I think your point is ignorant.
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Come on. The active/passive issue is nonsense. You sound like the StarTrek episode where the two aliens are fighting because one is black and white and the other is reverse white and black.

Do you honestly think Jesus was trying to say give people a cookie if you want a cookie, but if you don't like poison cookies it is okay to give someone else one?
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that's because a simple reason:
These principles and laws, these firmly-established and mighty systems, have proceeded from one Source and are the rays of one Light. That they differ one from another is to be attributed to the varying requirements of the ages in which they were promulgated.

Thus the principle of the unity of religion means that all of the great religious Founders--the Manifestations--have come from God, and that all of the religious systems established by Them are part of a single divine plan directed by God.

In reality, there is only one religion, the religion of God. This one religion is continually evolving, and each particular religious system represents a stage in the evolution of the whole. The Bahá'í Faith represents the current stage in the evolution of religion. To emphasize the idea that all of the teachings and actions of the Manifestation are directed by God and do not originate from natural, human sources, Bahá'u'lláh used the term "revelation" to describe the phenomenon that occurs each time a Manifestation appears. In particular, the writings of the Manifestation represent the infallible Word of God. Because these writings remain long after the earthly life of the Manifestation is finished, they constitute an especially important part of the phenomenon of revelation. So much is this so, that the term "revelation" is sometimes used in a restricted sense to refer to the writings and words of the Manifestation.

(Source: http://info.bahai.org/article-1-4-0-4.html)

feel free to ask ;)
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Xayzer is obviously a Moslem. He immediately blew his cover. His M.O. gave him away.

Riding in on his horse swiftly from the desert, robes heroically flowing with his scimitar held high, he mightily smites the evil infidel in the head with his mental tazer, performing verbal jihad and stopping all debate. Only a Moslem has the right to speak about Islam! The impertinence of those subhumans! Take that! That should teach the najis infidels to know their place!

Xayzer and his mental tazer!

Moslems always take a position six feet ABOVE the discussion, then they call everyone else "ignorant" if they disagree. Typical. They treat infidels like naughty children who should be whipped.

Hey, Xayzer, did you cheer when you heard about 9/11? I bet you did!

Saw you comin', hombre.
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Chris, You are making a careless and unsubstantiated generalization. Just because it makes you feel happy, doesn't mean it is factual. Fact: 61% of the Koran tells Moslems how much he hates the infidels and wants them to suffer. Crack a book. Start reading the Koran, if you don't know this already. You will be in a state of shock. You are speaking from speculation rather than from research.
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