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Discussion in 'General Religious Debates' started by SalixIncendium, Oct 18, 2019.

  1. SalixIncendium

    SalixIncendium सच्चिदानन्द
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    Do unto others....

    Finish the sentence.
     
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  2. Tony Bristow-Stagg

    Tony Bristow-Stagg Ocean Immersion
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    Do unto others, as Abdul'baha asked us to do and showed us how to do.

    Regards Tony
     
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  3. Rival

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    ...not as Rival would have done, because she's a masochist and she likes the pain.
     
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  4. BSM1

    BSM1 Who's a good boy?

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    ...before they do unto you...
     
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    Quagmire Imaginary talking monkey
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    . . .after checking to see where the cameras are.
     
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    Firemorphic Activist Membrane

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    Both ways before you cross the road
     
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  7. Vinayaka

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    as you wish, but understand you're just doing it to yourself.
     
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  8. wandering peacefully

    wandering peacefully Active Member

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    What's fair and compassionate and hope others do the same
     
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  9. sun rise

    sun rise "Let there be peace and love among all"
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    but first know what the situation really calls for.
     
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  10. ADigitalArtist

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    As they would have done unto themselves.

    The platinum rule. It's an interesting contrast to the golden rule because it takes more empathy to understand the needs of others than the needs of yourself. But neither rule is flawless, since doing either what you want or what someone else wants can be unconstructive depending on the want.
     
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  11. osgart

    osgart Nothing my eye, Something for sure

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    Do unto others only that which promotes the general welfare.
     
  12. Deeje

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    As I understand it...Jesus says....
    "All things, therefore, that you want men to do to you, you also must do to them."

    So treat people the way you'd like to be treated.
     
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  13. Vouthon

    Vouthon In varietate concordia
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    ....Do unto others...

    But better still:

    "Love, and do what you will:

    Whether you hold your peace, through love hold your peace; whether you cry out, through love cry out; whether you correct, through love correct; whether you spare, through love do you spare: let the root of love be within, of this root can nothing spring but what is good."

    (St. Augustine of Hippo, Sermon on 1 John 4:4-12)​
     
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  14. Polymath257

    Polymath257 Think & Care
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    ..but only with compassion, thoughtfulness, and a sense of fairness.
     
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    It's about not complaining about the way we're treated; if we don't treat others fairly ourselves; then we can't be hypocrites when we are mistreated. Maybe God will ignore us if we complain to Him about mistreatment as long as we do the same things. I think that's what Jesus is saying.

    The real golden rule is love your neighbor as yourself.

    The one is by compulsion and is external law. It's about "doing" but not about the heart. "Do unto others ..."

    The other is from the heart and is what God really desires. "Love your neighbor as yourself"

    Love is from the heart and is not forced. If you love your neighbor then you will do only good for them. God never truly desired good deeds from people unless it was from the heart. God required good deeds for the public welfare of everyone. (The Law of Moses) But He did not truly desire this. All this (without love) will be counted as undesired sacrifices. (Psalm 40:6) As Paul points out that although someone gives their body to be burned it profits them nothing unless they have love. So God only ever desired fruitfulness to be developed in people. And good deeds that are not from the heart are not desired by God.
     
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    nothing, let their actions reflect back round to them
     
  17. Deeje

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    Good points. God was never about mindless performance.....and our neighbors are not just people we like, or who may be of the same faith as us, or those who happen to live near us.

    I love the fact that in his illustration of The Good Samaritan, it wasn't the Jews who were the heroes of the story, it was a hated Samaritan. The Jews who passed by refused to offer aid because the man was stripped of his clothing, so was not readily identified as a Jew....a brother. They probably withheld any assistance just in case he may have been a Samaritan or a man of the nations, so they ignored him and his plight, feeling no compassion.

    The Samaritan didn't care what nationality he was...all he saw was a fellow human in need and he provided the care necessary to see the man through his crisis, even paying for his care out of his own pocket. Its a great lesson. Everyone is our neighbor.....
     
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  18. Estro Felino

    Estro Felino Believer in free will
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    What you would like them to do unto you:)
     
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    Do unto others as is required by the laws of the State under which you have incorporated your heart and conscience. Obviously.
     
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    oldbadger Skanky Old Mongrel!

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    ....... as you would wish to be treated yourself

    Sorry...... smart and sophisticated answers will soon be forgotten. The simple answer will last forever.
     
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