Do unto others as you would have them do unto you

The golden rule

AntiWar.Com
by Charles Pena

03/13/08

As children, most of us learned the so-called golden rule: ‘Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.’ Or in more plain language: ‘Treat others as you would like to be treated.’ Also known as the ethic of reciprocity, the golden rule is a moral principle common to most of the world’s religions, including Christianity and Islam. According to Matthew 7:12, ‘So in everything, do to others what you would have them do to you, for this sums up the Law and the Prophets.’ And according to the Prophet Mohammed, ‘Hurt no one so that no one may hurt you.’ While the golden rule is not an absolute guide to determine which actions are right or wrong, it is an important test of moral consistency and coherence. In that respect, two policies of the Bush administration promulgated in the name of the war on terrorism have failed the test...

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