posted on Mar, 13 2005 @ 07:33 PM
Many of us have heard of the "Golden Rule".
It has its roots in Scriptural teachings:
Do not seek revenge or bear a grudge against one of your people, but love your neighbor as yourself. I am the LORD .
Recorded by Moses in the Torah/Pentauech circa 15th century B.C.
So in everything, do to others what you would have them do to you, for this sums up the Law and the Prophets.
Recorded by the disciple Matthew in his Gospel Matthew around 60-70 A.D.
Do to others as you would have them do to you.
Recorded by the doctor Luke in his first letter to Theophilus around 60-70 A.D.
and now in today's society most people (regardless of relgious orientation) have accepted this rule to be true.
It is now known as The Golden Rule
However, Jesus Christ said this was the the second greatest though in Matthew 22:39.
The Pharisees got together (a relgious sect of the Jews who believed in the existenece of spirits, the ressurection of the dead, angels, demons, etc.)
after they heard Jesus has "silenced the Sadducees" (a religous sect of the Jews who did not believe in the supernatural). They tested him with the
question, "Teacher, which is the greatest commandment in the Law?"
Jesus replied: “ ‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest
[align=center]This being the greatest commandment,
and the golden rule being second greatest,
I now coin the greatest commandment as, "The Platinum Rule"
(considering Platinum is worth more than Gold).
It is ironic how society chose the lesser of the two and accepted it as it's model.
Was the Platinum Rule rejected because of it's reference to God?
[edit on 13-3-2005 by Tassadar]