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The Golden Rule and the Law of One

Discussion in 'Religious Debates' started by Fool, Feb 18, 2020.

  1. Fool

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    does the golden rule meet the criteria for unconditional love; when doing unto all as self? or loving all as One?
     
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    I've thought that maybe a person should consider treating others better than one wants to or at least expects to be treated. The golden rule could be in some cases a low bar for morality.
     
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    The golden rule is about respect. It doesn't say you have to love everyone or agree with them, but if you're respectful enough to treat others the same way you want to be treated, you're obeying that rule regardless of your personal feelings for others.
     
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    Unconditional love doesn't have condition for some and then otherwise.
     
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    the golden rule says nothing specific about respect. it says do unto other as you would have done unto you. most people want love in their lives. i doubt respect would be the top contender for what people want in their lives
     
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    Respect is what makes it possible to coexist peacefully with others. The word is not used in the scripture, but it's the principle that it implies.
     
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    no, love is what makes people exist peacefully. love is a need, a fundamental need. without it, self is disturbed. respect comes with love.


    The Need to Love
     
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    Do you think unconditional love is a real possibility or just something people claim we ought to strive for?
     
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    if you can fully follow the law of one, golden rule, then yes.


    love does not exclude correction. in fact, it is necessary that correction be a part of it. who would allow their loved one to be harmed by not warning them, or keeping them from harm?


    look at the story of absalom and king david. david cried; when he discovered his enemy was killed.
     
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    My view is that it is more like "don't practice what you hate."

    Your mileage may vary.
     
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    Then that only leaves what you love?
     
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