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Becca becca_price at yahoo.com
Mon Sep 12 18:49:01 BST 2011


The golden rule, in some form or other, exists in just about every religion and ethical system I can think of.  It's not unique to Judaism or Christianity.

-becca

 

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There are nine and sixty ways of constructing tribal lays
And every single one of them is right!
--Rudyard Kipling



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>From: Mitch Miller <mitchmiller at entertainmenttax.com>
>To: "lois-bujold at lists.herald.co.uk" <lois-bujold at lists.herald.co.uk>
>Sent: Monday, September 12, 2011 1:38 PM
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>From: phoenix at ugcs.caltech.edu
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>The Golden Rule.  Formulated as such by Hillel, an ancient Jewish
>thinker, but makes no reference to God. . .
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>Not so at all -- Hillel's comment was in response to a Roman who asked Hillel to teach him the
>Torah while standing on one foot.  The entire quote is "That which is hateful to you, do not do
>to your fellow. That is the whole Torah; the rest is the explanation; go and learn."
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>Perhaps you are not one of these people, in which case I guess you
>really should stay Christian, if that's all that keeps you in line.
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>I'm not a Christian.  "I'm a Jew, sir, I'm a Jew , sir, and sure 'tis no lie, for my name, sir, is Moses Ritureli-i!"
>(Irish folk song, courtesy of  Tommy Makem and the Clancy Brothers)
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>Funnily enough, C. S. Lewis thought there was a universal moral sense
>that couldn't evolve naturally, and thus that that was evidence for God.
>Your argument (not unique to you) is that there's no moral sense, and so
>people need a belief in God...
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>-xx- Damien X-) 
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>What's that they say about "The true test of another person's intelligence is how much they agree
>with you?" <G>
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>Mitch Miller
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