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 Imagine a world that lived by the Golden rule, treating other's as you want to be treated. (42)

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Imagine a world that lived by the Golden rule, treating other's as you want to be treated.

Can you imagine a world where people treated each other as they would want to be treated?



Such a world would have few abortions because people would not want to be killed.



Such a world would have few abandoned children from broken homes because those who would abandon others would not want to be abandoned.



Such a world would have few alcoholics because they would not want to live with an alcoholic.



Such a world would have few drug addicts since they would not want to live with drug addicts.



Such a world would have few marital affairs because losers who chase after someone's spouse would not want some idiot having sex with their spouse.



Such a world would not push Gay appreciation days onto everyone's children in public schools, because they know they would not want opposing views pushed onto their own children.



Such a world would not try to force a Christian owned business to cater things that go against his faith, because a Black man would not want his private business forced to cater a KKK convention, etc. etc.



Such a world would have little road rage because no driver would want to be screamed at when he makes a mistake in traffic (as we all have all done before).



A world trying to live by the golden rule would care for one another, treating each other with respect. What a world that would be!
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Yes yes, I know I have not always follow the golden rule, but strive to do so.

I'm sure there have been times when I have called people fools, or such, when they had not first called me names.

For that I apologize, because I know I do not like being called names with no provocation.

I will try to do better :)

-FromWithin

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Such a world would not try to force a Christian owned business to cater things that go against his faith

So Christians would be exempt from the Golden rule then?

BiggieSmalls(25) Disputed
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Libs screamed for equality then persecuted the Christian baker and kept attacking him, not for persecution but simply to target him. Just like they did those they didn't accept in the Jim Crow South.

Cuaroc(8826) Disputed
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So the baker got treated based on how he treated others.

Flatlander(63) Disputed
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Asking a Christian Baker to bake you a cake that is against his faith does cause suffering to the christian baker. So preferably you should try to find another baker to bake your cake. If you cannot find another baker to bake your cake. Then you could go back to the Christian Baker and see if maybe you could come into a compromise.

What you shouldn't do, is ask a Christian baker to bake your cake, and when they refuse they offer you contacts for other bakeries to bake your cake, and you ignore those and take him to court out of malice.

Viceregent(413) Disputed
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No, just your narcissistic deluded and hedonistic understanding of it.

Cuaroc(8826) Clarified
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No, just your narcissistic deluded

That's my FromWithin account.

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Hello C:

Thanks for your back up.. So far, he hasn't banned me from the other thread.. But, if he does, I'll be back..

excon

Cuaroc(8826) Clarified
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He'll no doubt use this post as an "excuse" to do so.

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The Golden Rule sounds nice, and it is a good tool for teaching children empathy. But not everyone is the same.

I might be a Masochist. Does that mean I should cause physical pain to everyone around me?

That's how I want to be treated, shouldn't I treat you the same way?

A True "Golden Rule" would be "Try to avoid causing suffering to others."

Viceregent(413) Disputed
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How do you know that that is the proper ethic. Perhaps hurting people is the right ethic. How do you know?

Flatlander(63) Disputed
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You don't, but just like everything else, you perform tests, look at history, and look at data to determine how you should act and what are the best choices for the future.

We are a race of humans. When you hurt a human it causes emotional or physical damage that can be measured. In some cases emotional or physical damage has been shown to cause humans to be less productive and provide what we call "suffering". Suffering is negative because it does not produce a productive and successful society. (Measured by the amount of people who report they are happy or content with their life, and are not starving or living in absolute poverty)

You could make your same argument for the Health Industry.

What is a healthy person? Who are you to say that vomiting all day every day isn't the most healthy a person can be? What if I want to vomit all day every day? How do you know being healthy doesn't involve vomiting all day every day?

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Then there will be less crime and more love,since if you kill a person,you will be killed too.

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Aye, it would be nice.

You wouldn't be able to tell a woman what to do with her body because you wouldn't want to be told what you can and can't do with your body.

You wouldn't want to tell a gay couple they can't live with the one they love because you wouldn't want to be told you can't live with the one you love.

People wouldn't prosecute others using their own belief because they wouldn't want to be prosecuted for someone else's belief.

People in bad situations would be able to better themselves without condemnation from others because those others wouldn't want to be condemned as well and denied help should they need it.

Would be nice indeed.

Viceregent(413) Disputed
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How foolish. I do not mind being told I cannot murder another with my body and that I should only have moral sex. What a foolish post by you.

Mint_tea(4137) Disputed
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....you don't mind being told you can't murder someone with your body.....

I just....I seriously think you didn't understand the point of this debate. Obbbbbviously you wouldn't murder someone since you yourself don't want to get murdered. You amused me, thank you for that.

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"In such a world", a person like Trump could not exist. Considering that, it WOULD be nice …. but, does that mean no one could complain about someone else' sexual habits? About their contraceptive methods? About which religious (or not) doctrine they go by? About their, maybe "liberal ideas"? Nice, but maybe a bit boring ….. ;-)