The Golden Rule in world religions

What kind of christianity is it we’re practicing with our tortures and war?

Islam
622 AD
No one of you is a believer until he desires
for his brother that which he desires for himself.

      Sunnah
Christianity
27 AD
Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.
      Luke 6:31
Taoism
200 BC
Regard your neighbor’s gain as your gain,
and your neighbor’s loss as your own loss.

      Tai Shang Kan Yin P’ien
Confucianism
500 BC
Do not do to others what you would not like
yourself. Then there will be no resentment
against you, either in the family or in the state.

      Analects 12:2
Zoroastrianism
600 BC
That nature alone is good which refrains from doing
another whatsoever is not good for itself.

      Dadisten-I-dinik, 94,5
Buddhism
600 BC
Hurt not others in ways that you yourself
would find hurtful.

      Udana-Varga 5,1
Judaism
1300 BC
What is hateful to you, do not do to your fellowman.
This is the entire Law; all the rest is commentary.

      Talmud, Shabbat 3id
Hinduism
1500 BC
This is the sum of duty; do naught onto others
what you would not have them do unto you.

      Mahabharata 5,1517

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1 Response to The Golden Rule in world religions

  1. Avatar Tony says:

    I thought this might be of interest to somebody other than just myself? I briefly met Robert Jensen once and have corresponded most briefly with him several times by email. He is the most activist radical in Texas, in my view. Though I don’t always agree with everything he does, he does stir things up quite a bit. Here he is speaking about his journeys back to relgion, so to speak. His essay read at Counterpunch is entitled…

    ‘The struggle over what it means to be a Christian today….’

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