Do Unto Others’ Texts And Traditions As You Want Done Unto Yours

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I’ve suggested in the past that the Golden Rule is a good guide to interreligious interaction. Ironically, people who subscribe to it as a core principle in their lives, having been taught it through their religion, sometimes feel that their commitment to that religion means that they should approach the religious ideas of others in a manner radically different from the way they want their own to be treated. I still think that the Golden Rule applies here just as everywhere else. Perhaps it is worth noting that there seems to be a corollary with a willingness of some Christians to love their enemies who are simply hostile people in the workplace, or outsiders to their faith, but not people who are fellow Christians that disagree with them about matters of theology. In both instances, it seems that a set of beliefs has been turned into an idol to such an extent, that defense...
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