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Shared belief in the "Golden Rule"
(a/k.a. Ethics of Reciprocity)
Celebration of "Golden Rule Day"
A photoshopped "Golden Rule Bus"
This bus image was altered to display "The Golden Rule" on its front.
The side of the bus was photoshopped to contain the upper part of Scarboro Missions' Golden Rule poster, which is shown below
Linking the Golden Rule to the "Sheep and Goats" passage, Matthew 25:32-46
A statement by Gautama Buddha, the founder of Buddhism, which is the fifth largest world religion after Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, and Chinese traditional religion:
"Resolve to be tender with the young,
compassionate with the aged,
sympatheitic with the striving.
and tolerant with the weak and wrong.
Sometime in your life, you will have been all of these." 2
The core beliefs of every religion
The Ethic of Reciprocity -- often called the Golden Rule -- simply states that all of us are to treat other people as we would wish other people to treat us in return.
On April 5 each year, the International Golden Rule Day will be observed as a global virtual celebration. Before 2018's celebration the web site https:www.goldenruleday.org announced:
"Join us on Thursday, April 5, for a 24-hour global virtual celebration of the Golden Rule; a universal principle shared by nearly all cultural, spiritual, religious, and secular traditions on Earth.
Over the course of 24 hours, people from many corners of the world will address “Why the Golden Rule Matters Now” as they share how people, organizations and governments can use this Common Principle to create a better world for everyone.
Join us and experience conversations, music, stories, and art inspired by the Golden Rule. Learn new ways to apply the Golden Rule in your life and community." 4
Almost all organized religions, philosophical systems, and secular systems of morality include such an ethic. It is normally intended to apply to the entire human race. Unfortunately, it is too often applied by some people only to believers in the same religion or even to others in the same denomination, of the same gender, the same sexual orientation, etc.