Golden Rule Ch I
Golden Rule AKA Ethic of Reciprocity
While studying the history of the Golden Rule it occurred to My Shadow the meaning of Zeros and Ones.
We will attempt to explain:
Somewhere within ideology there exists a mean, a center, connecting point where extremes merge.
Extremes of Zeros and Ones eventually converge to provide a balance to life.
The ideology of the Golden Rule is considered A universal ethical principle, a law of reciprocity. The Golden Rule concept exists in some form in most religious and ethical traditions.
A simple folk rule, A Golden law, easy to remember, easy to apply. A code of conduct which can be applied to interactions between peoples of many cultures with shared history of similar Golden Rule ideologies. Think of the Golden Rule as a "love your neighbor as yourself" sort of sociological survival guide which gives a distinctive advance to cooperative human groups to survive and reproduce.
Realize ideology is "the imaginary relation to the real conditions of existence."
Earliest mentions of a Rule of Reciprocity appears in the story of The Eloquent Peasant, dates to the Middle Kingdom (c. 2040–1650 BC): "Now this is the command: Do to the doer to make him do." A negative affirmation of the Golden Rule (c. 664–323 BC) was found in a papyrus: "That which you hate to be done to you, do not do to another."
My Shadow reminds 2040 BC is over 4,000 years ago.
Brief Definitions of the Top Ten World Ism's
- Theism a belief in God, or in a god.
- Atheism the opposite of, or the absence of, theism (Buddhism and Jainism atheistic religions)
- Agnosticism “without knowledge,” or gnosis. one way or the other, regarding God (or gods)
- Monotheism “one-god-ism,” or the belief in the existence of a single God (to the exclusion of any other additional gods).
- Polytheism “many-gods-ism” (or “multiple-gods-ism”), the belief in more than one god.
- Deism God initially created the universe, but subsequently left it to its own devices
- Henotheism practice of worshipping just one god in particular, while nevertheless recognizing the existence of other perfectly valid gods.
- Pantheism asserts that everything is divine, because everything is God.
- Panentheism emphasizes both that God suffuses and supersaturates everything while simultaneously existing or extending infinitely beyond the universe.
- Monism philosophy theory all of reality consists solely of one single, undivided Unity
Source: beliefnet.com Ten Essential Isms
Chapter I - More to come, stay tuned...