The Golden Rule still applies

Readers,

This experimental ‘turning your back upon God’ has become in fashion. Especially among bloggers. It seems to attract readers.

I objected to his claim in his sixth point. “That being said, I think it would be amazing, and preferable, if Christian institutions could at least tolerate, if not support, a journey like mine.”

I replied about the vast number of Christian Universities which have been taken over by atheists …. under the guise of ‘toleration.’

Well Atheists do not tolerate Christians in neo-Christian Universities very well.

What do you think?

Wayne

Year Without God

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In everything do to others as you would have them do to you; for this is the law and the prophets. Matthew 7:12, NIV

What is hateful to you, do not to your fellow man. This is the law: all the rest is commentary. Talmud, Shabbat 31a.

Ascribe not to any soul that which thou wouldst not have ascribed to thee, and say not that which thou doest not.” Baha’u’llah.

Hurt not others in ways that you yourself would find hurtful.” Udana-Varga 5:18.

Tse-kung asked, ‘Is there one word that can serve as a principle of conduct for life?’
Confucius replied, ‘It is the word ‘shu’ – reciprocity. Do not impose on others what you yourself do not desire.’ Doctrine
of the Mean 13.3.

None of you [truly] believes until he wishes for his brother what he wishes for himself.” Number 13 of Imam “Al-Nawawi’s Forty Hadiths.

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In this spirit there are a few things I need to…

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6 Responses to The Golden Rule still applies

  1. tildeb says:

    I think you mistake legitimate criticism for intolerance. No surprise there; after all, christians by and large revel in being seen as a victim. Because you’re a victim of your own religious arrogance coupled with secular ignorance, you require a victimizer and atheists are long used to being falsely labelled as such. Again, you’re just another follower of a well-trod pattern of blaming others for your own inadequacies laid out for you by your religious forefathers. It’s an accusation as tedious as it is mendacious.

    • Wayne says:

      Wow … a fantastic rant. And very well written. You take the use of ad hominem to new levels.

      Christians are being persecuted in America. I have an atheist friend campaigning to make it illegal for fathers to discuss Jesus with their children in his state, then he wants to go nation wide.

      It was nice of you to point out the Forefathers are not yours ….

      😉

      Wayne

      • tildeb says:

        See what I mean? Christians love to define any justified criticism (like calling yourselves victims of persecution) as a ‘rant‘. Again, this demonstrates the charge of religious arrogance and secular ignorance, where criticism is welcomed in the open forum of the public domain and a right both of us share. But blaming atheists for advocating for religious freedom from parental religious indoctrination for children as persecution (as if to claim that denying your practice to reduce the rights of others that you demand in full for yourself is a ‘persecution’!) encapsulates the arrogance that comes from belief in false persecution and false victimhood. I don;t expect you to understand… until someone does the same to you and only then you’ll grasp the principle of reciprocity that atheists uphold.

      • Wayne says:

        OK, your previous rant was interesting, this one was just long.

        Judging parents for teaching their children good values is a new atheist tactic.

        Wayne

      • tildeb says:

        And which ‘good’ values might those be? Changing definitions of to suit a self-fulling prophecy of victimhood? Nice.

      • Wayne says:

        Well, you have been holding to that … I just do not see why we need to change everything in 20 to 40 years?

        What was wrong with America 1966? Not Vietnam and the Democrats and all their dirty wars, but America?

        10% divorce rate sounds like a long lost dream.

        Lower poverty.

        MUCH lower abuse rates.

        You do not have to believe in God, but could we have what worked back for 40 or so years?

        Wayne

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