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Golden Rule

The Golden Rule: What Goes Around Comes Around

Donna Labermeier | Posted 04.27.2013 | Healthy Living
Donna Labermeier

Not only is it important to be aware that treating others the way we would like to be treated is morally the right thing to do, it is just as important to understand that for every one of our actions, there is an equal and opposite reaction that we draw toward ourselves.

Peace Dividend: A Model Of Morality

Robert Fuller | Posted 04.23.2013 | Religion
Robert Fuller

By pinning a name on the rank-based abuse that causes indignity, this model of morality addresses one of my take-away questions from Sunday School: How could we make the golden rule not only self-evident, but self-enforcing?

A New Deal For Religion And Science

Robert Fuller | Posted 04.13.2013 | Religion
Robert Fuller

Under the terms of this deal, religion would be more humble about its teachings, acknowledging that they are sometimes wrong. When science confirms one of religion's guesses, it gives credit where credit is due for having "divined" the answer before it could be established beyond doubt.

America Not Truly a Religious Country

Howard Steven Friedman | Posted 04.12.2013 | Politics
Howard Steven Friedman

America is not truly religious -- rather we ignore the Golden Rule daily. Rather than the follow the Golden Rule, we follow the more savage rule of "might makes right" with the violence and hypocrisy of a schoolyard bully who falsely believes that he will always be the biggest kid.

Why The Golden Rule Matters

Dr. David Liepert | Posted 04.11.2013 | Religion
Dr. David Liepert

Believers don't have to agree with each other to serve God alongside each other and none of us have to believe in God to look after our neighbors.

Rev. Richard Land: Greatest Commandment Justifies Deadly Force

Christian Piatt | Posted 02.25.2013 | Religion
Christian Piatt

Land employs both the Golden Rule and Jesus' Greatest Commandment to justify shooting someone to death if necessary, so long as there is a perceived threat against someone you consider your neighbor. But then, why is there nowhere in the Bible that Jesus endorses violence?

Overnight In Nashville

Joyce S. Dubensky | Posted 01.29.2013 | Religion
Joyce S. Dubensky

There were years when the Murfreesboro Islamic Center seemed like an unattainable vision, with vocal opposition, messages of pure hatred, arson and legal battles. But when I arrived with my colleagues, none of that was visible.

Interfaith Thanksgiving: A Story Of Gratitude And Self-Balancing Acts

Mike Ghouse | Posted 01.21.2013 | Religion
Mike Ghouse

You can only feel the joy when you say a big or a small thank you to the ones who have helped you along the way, whether it is materially, spiritually or professionally.

The Universal Golden Rule

Donna Henes | Posted 12.23.2012 | Healthy Living
Donna Henes

The Golden Rule teaches that we should treat others as we, ourselves, would wish to be treated. This basic ethic is repeated in a multitude of variations in the texts of all the great religions of the world.

Beyond Fundamentalism And Relativism

Robert Fuller | Posted 10.22.2012 | Religion
Robert Fuller

When our models can't change, behavior patterns become frozen, and some of them are apt to be abusive and unjust. The peace and prosperity of the world depend on attitudes about the evolution of models and our degree of comfort in allowing this process to unfold.

Some Big, Civilization-Shaping Ideas From Religion

Robert Fuller | Posted 10.10.2012 | Religion
Robert Fuller

Religious models such as monotheism, the golden rule and universal dignity are pillars of human civilization. Like science models, their strength is due to the truth they embody, and not dependent upon the zeal of "true believers."

The Secret To Science's Success

Robert Fuller | Posted 09.15.2012 | Religion
Robert Fuller

Modeling has made humans what we are and our success as a species depends on learning to use them wisely.

Whatever Happened To 'Peace On Earth, Goodwill Toward Men'?

Robert Fuller | Posted 09.08.2012 | Religion
Robert Fuller

Sometimes, when you can't get from A to B, it's for lack of a steppingstone. In that spirit, it seemed possible to me that for religion to realize its vision of peace on Earth, it may first need to make peace with science.

Five Recommendations for a New Politeness

Roy Speckhardt | Posted 09.04.2012 | Media
Roy Speckhardt

With political correctness an irreformable term, and chivalry having its own baggage, perhaps we can learn to be polite without allowing it to hamper our ability to be opinionated.

Two Notions Of Truth: My Sunday School Vs. My Public School

Robert Fuller | Posted 08.31.2012 | Religion
Robert Fuller

The truth is not necessarily what some authority says it is, but rather what can be proven. But, if so, where did that leave the truths taught in my Sunday School?

Why Some Divorcing Parents Need A Time Out

Donna Jean Freberg | Posted 08.29.2012 | Divorce
Donna Jean Freberg

Some parents need a serious timeout. No negotiation, no bargaining, no giving in. Off you go to be by yourselves and think about what you've done.

QUOTES: The Golden Rule In World Religions

The Huffington Post | Jahnabi Barooah | Posted 06.28.2012 | Religion

The Golden Rule is commonly understood to mean treat others the way you want to be treated. It is an ethical code that has informed much of human...

The Golden Rule, for Each and All

Christopher Holshek | Posted 06.09.2012 | Impact
Christopher Holshek

Sitting at his right hand in front of thousands of worshipers, hearing him refer to me as "his brother in faith," it was as exhilarating as my first firefight in combat -- except much more pleasant and uplifting.

Giving And Receiving With Grace

Rita Schiano | Posted 02.07.2012 | Healthy Living
Rita Schiano

When we give to others, we give without expectation of reward. We give without attachment to either the gift or the recipient. The practice of giving is thought to be one of the most basic human virtues, a testament to the depth of our humanity.

Do Unto Others: Have People Lost the Message?

Karen Curley | Posted 01.11.2012 | Impact
Karen Curley

Do unto others as you would have them do unto you. The message is so simple yet so hard for us to swallow.

3 Simple Lessons From The Spiritual Masters

Steve McSwain | Posted 10.28.2011 | Religion
Steve McSwain

The day will come when you look back and see that what appeared as a puzzling jigsaw of unwanted pain and confusion has given way to the beautiful tapestry that is your life.

With Bin Laden's Death - Torture Is Still Not The Answer

Rabbi Rachel Kahn-Troster | Posted 07.05.2011 | Religion
Rabbi Rachel Kahn-Troster

Torture debases the persons tortured, as well as the torturers, and it violates the two truths that are common to most people of faith: every human being is created in God's image and we should love our neighbors as ourselves.

What Would Jesus Do About Islam?

Deepak Chopra | Posted 06.11.2011 | Religion
Deepak Chopra

It's obvious that his solution wouldn't be war. He might even apply the Golden Rule by treating Muslims with common humanity, tolerance, and understanding.

Reclaiming 'Bless Your Heart' As The Southern 'Namaste'

Kelley Harrell | Posted 06.05.2011 | Healthy Living
Kelley Harrell

In the end it isn't about judging the behavior of others, but what we can honor within our own actions when we've been offended.

Seeking The Other Jesus

Greg Garrett | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Greg Garrett

Instead of piety, salvation, and politicized morality, many of us have embraced love and radical hospitality, and the two-fold commandment (love of God and love of neighbor) articulated by Jesus.