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10/01/2009

Video: Compassion is Golden

by Jeremy Hooper


Talks Karen Armstrong: Let's revive the Golden Rule [TED]

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WOW! If only Karen Armstrong ruled the world!

Posted by: tom | Oct 1, 2009 11:27:07 AM

This is apparently from an atheist or agnostic forum. Good Comments follow it.
I agree mostly with those who admit that religion is a purely societal construct...
and is indoctrinated in the young who accept or reject this indoctrination...

but agree with this too: "If on the other hand, we try to look at each of our religious faiths as different flavors of the same core truth, it becomes much easier to co-exist with people of different faiths.
It is only the dogma of religion that we will need to battle. It is only in doing so do we evolve in our understanding for religion. As she notes, it is better to make an intellectual decision about one's faith and lifestyle, than a gooey feeling that God is somewhere outside, and if i follow his rules, I'll be in heaven someday."

The Golden Rule is the core tenet of Universalism.. look it up if you don't like your religion but need another one.

Posted by: LOrion | Oct 1, 2009 12:39:27 PM

Thanks for posting this, I just love Karen Armstrong. I've read almost all of her books and agree that she should rule the world!

Posted by: fannie | Oct 1, 2009 1:33:13 PM

Truly an "idea worth spreading."

Posted by: PINGAS | Oct 1, 2009 1:52:03 PM

Now, if she could get it through the fundies heads that they need to understand the scientific method before shooting off their mouths and getting in other people's business, we would have something accomplished.

Posted by: Mykelb | Oct 1, 2009 4:24:01 PM

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