Originally Posted by Erin Pavlina
I considered the rule of "Do unto others as they would like done unto them" but in so doing you may violate your own honor and ethics and moral code.
I agree, that's another reason why that variation on the Golden Rule isn't perfect.
As for what to do with evil people... |
First of all, if we raised our children with love in their hearts instead of a "take whatever you can get" mentality then people wouldn't commit these acts of murder, rape, etc and then we wouldn't even have to ask the question of what to do with those who commit atrocious crimes because none would be committed.
Yes, I think I agree. I think probably "evil" people are made into monsters by being mistreated, etc., and aren't just born "evil".
The solution to evil is simply love. Love everyone, treat everyone with kindness, love and respect and expect to be treated the same way. |
How do we begin? With ourselves. A kind word to a stranger. An act of love passed forward to another. I know it sounds simple but if everyone did it we'd be all set.
Definitely. And kindness is contagious, I think. One good act can inspire countless others.
The Golden Rule: Every religion has it.. |
In my skeptical days I used to dislike religion, but I could never begrudge it the Golden Rule and the fact that religion does try to encourage people to be nice to each other.