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  • Depends. If its something small I might do it just to show them where they were wrong. I wouldnt do something serious though.
  • You mean like "an eye for an eye..." etc? The Bible needs to make it's mind up, methinks.
  • The golden rule is my mantra +5
  • I try very hard to live by the Golden Rule. I very much believe in treating others the way I want to be treated. I try to never miss a chance to lift someone's spirits and make their day. I try to go out of my way to be nice to someone. I try to treat my neighbors like the good Samaritan. If I have a complaint about service in any organization, I try to tell the employee to their face and make it right with them, but if I have a compliment, I go to their boss. I have many more compliments than complaints. I try to encourage people wherever I can. I try to help them achieve more than they believe they can. I believe in God, so there is no need for me to go tit for tat. God can handle it without my help. That doesn't mean that I don't need to strive for justice. The Bible makes it very clear that God expects us to be just and to make sure that the victims of crime are protected. But it means that I don't have to seek revenge for every slight against me, real or imagined. God will remember them and God will seek justice. If there isn't justice on earth, there will be later and I don't have to do it. I can live in peace on this earth, knowing He's got it under control.
  • At first glance I thought that you were restating the Golden Rule when you said 'Do unto others what has been done to you.' Then, on reflection, I began to hope that what you meant to ask was better phrased as 'The "Golden Rule", do you practise it? Or do you follow the other rule "Do unto other what has been done to to you?" Is there ever a time when it is OK to go tit-for-tat?' I will go with the second construction. I always practise it. But sometimes, it's more like 'Do unto others as you would like others to do to your friends and family.' I have 2 elderly parents; my father lives in a long term care facility and my mother, who lives in a retirement home, travels to see him almost every day. Whenever I do a good turn for someone else, especially a stranger, I hope that some day, someone else will help one of my parents in their time of need. I don't usually need a stranger's help on a day to day basis, but I have people in my life who do.
  • You misunderstand completely. The so-called "golden rule", which is Biblically based, is "Do unto others as you would have them do unto you." Quite a difference really. Yes I follow that - I am a Christian.
  • i try to and i wish some of my neighbors would, theyre always so rude
  • No. (Romans 12:19) Do not avenge yourselves, beloved, but yield place to the wrath; for it is written:
  • i try to

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