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Religious information


Shared belief in the "Golden Rule"
(a/k.a. Ethics of Reciprocity)

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A photoshopped "Golden Rule Bus"

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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

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Linking the Golden Rule to the "Sheep and Goats" passage, Matthew 25:32-46

golden rule poster

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  • Dalai Lama:
    • "Every religion emphasizes human improvement, love, respect for others, sharing other people's suffering. On these lines every religion had more or less the same viewpoint and the same goal."

    • "If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion."

  • The Law of One: "We are all one. When one is harmed, all are harmed. When one is helped, all are healed" (Origin unkown.)

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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.

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.

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  1. The photoshopped image of the "Golden Rule Bus" was downloaded from Scarbora Missions's web site at Used by permission. It also was posted on the Golden Rule Poster, a Facebook Community on 2015-JUL-16. See:
  2. The source of this poster is unknown. I found it posted on a Facebook group.

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