RE: Answer to Arnaldo --QUESTIONS CONTINUED BY DALLAS
Dec 10, 1999 04:38 AM
by W. Dallas TenBroeck
Exactly what are the reasons why the GOLDEN RULE is abhorrent to
You have written a lot of what you "feel" about them, but I do
not read there any "reasons."
If you reject Individual immortality and the continuity of the
growth of experience for each individual, and if you also reject
Karma as a universal law in which everything operates, then what
is the basis for human progress, then what have you left? Why
continue to live at all? Where is "Hope?" Why do some people
hold the view that there is a GOAL? And what is wrong with the
concept that the idea of spirituality and perfect accord
(brotherhood) are unrealistic and unrealizable dreams?
> Date: Thursday, December 09, 1999 6:06 PM
> From: JRC [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
> Subject: Re: Answer to Arnaldo
> In understanding and accepting this aspect of ourselves, can
> practise "the golden rule?" Although there are many versions
> like (but am not attached to) the version of Confucious- " Do
> you would have him do unto you, and do not do unto another what
> have him do unto you. Thou needed this law alone. It is the
foundation of all
> the rest."
Ah! I beg to differ. Heartily. In fact, what I'd love is for
once and for all get beyond the utter childishness of the "Golden
It's a fantasy - drilled into our heads as a "good" since the
are born. It is a "law" that has *NEVER* been followed, by
any life. *Including* those many people that so eloquently try to
the law. Including Confucious.
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