Monday, July 18, 2016

Peace Matters Maybe We Should Post the Golden Rule in Schools?

God Speaks through Many Tongues

When the day of Pentecost had come, they were all together in one place. And suddenly a sound came from heaven like the rush of a mighty wind, and it filled all the house where they were sitting. And there appeared to them tongues as of fire, distributed and resting on each one of them. And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance. Now there were dwelling in Jerusalem Jews, devout men from every nation under heaven. And at this sound the multitude came together, and they were bewildered, because each one heard them speaking in his own language. And they were amazed and wondered, saying, "Are not all these who are speaking Galileans? And how is it that we hear, each of us in his own native language? Par'thians and Medes and E'lamites and residents of Mesopota'mia, Judea and Cappado'cia, Pontus and Asia, Phyrg'ia and Pamphyl'ia, Egypt and the parts of Libya belonging to Cyre'ne, and visitors from Rome, both Jews and proselytes, Cretans and Arabians, we hear them telling in our tongues the mighty works of God."  Acts 2:3-4

God has given his message to all religions and if we can put aside the focus on cultural and racial differences, perhaps we can finally see we all want the same from our religion. Here is one example of how all religions believe in and promote the practice of what Christians call The Golden Rule.

“This is the sum of duty; do naught to others which if done to thee would cause thee pain.” The Mahabharata

“Hurt not others with that that pains yourself.” Udana-Varqua

“That nature only is good when it shall not do unto another whatever is not good for its own self.” Dadistan-i-Dinik

“What is hateful to you, do not to your fellow men. That is the entire Law, all the rest is commentary.” The Talmud

“All things whatsoever ye would that men should do to you, do ye even so to them; for this is the law of the prophets.” The Gospel of Matthew

“No one of you is a believer until he desires for his brother that which he desires for himself.” Hadith

Baha’i Faith
“He should not wish for others that which he doth not wish for himself, nor promise that which he doth not fulfill.” Gleanings

I wonder if Atheists have a Golden Rule? “Religion without science is blind. Science without religion is lame.” Einstein

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