Monday, May 21, 2018

Two Simple Rules That Would Make the World Better

I saw an article recently that quoted an evangelical in defense of Trump and his various lies, affairs and other misdeeds. She quoted the Bible: Matthew 7:1 - "For with the same judgment you pronounce, you will be judged; and with the measure you use, it will be measured to you." She said we should not be judgemental, that if God forgives, we should also. I don't know this for a fact, but I would doubt she granted that same forgiveness to Bill Clinton during the Monica Lewinsky mess. I googled that quote from the Bible and google informed me there were related quotes:

Luke 6:37 - "Do not judge, and you will not be judged. Do not condemn, and you will not be condemned. Forgive, and you will be forgiven."

John 8:7 - "When they continued to question Him, He straightened up and said to them, 'Let him who is without sin among you be the first to cast a stone at her.'"

Romans 2:1 - "You therefore have no excuse, you who pass judgment on another. For on whatever grounds you judge the other, you are condemning yourself, because you who pass judgment do the same things."

I used to think that if everyone followed the Golden Rule (Do unto others as you would have them do unto you) the world would be a far better place. Now I think I want to add another rule based on these scriptures: Mind your own damn business! Don't believe in abortion? Don't have one. Think being gay is a sin? Don't be gay. It's none of your business what other people choose. Not everyone thinks the same as you do. You can choose whatever lifestyle you care to as long as it meets these two simple rules:

1. Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.
2. Mind your own business.

How hard can that be? The world would be so much nicer.

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