LuckyOtter considers the near universality in religious and ethical thought of the Golden Rule.
Almost all world religions preach some form of the Golden Rule. We should all strive to be good to each other and treat others as we want to be treated ourselves, and most religions recognize that. We need to stop hating each other over our differences, and instead come together over our similarities. To insist that wanting to find common ground with people of other faiths is something evil or diabolical is a huge lie that many of us are told.
Only a very few religions do not believe in or practice the Golden Rule. Satanism generally doesn’t, but Anton LaVey’s version of Satanism (which is really just libertarianism dressed up with some “black magic” and its own “bible” — LaVey Satanists are actually atheists) does ask its followers to at least not hurt others or destroy the environment while you’re busy being a selfish SOB. Most Pagan religions, including…
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