Putin fails on even the negative side. The negative side is the negative version of "The Golden Rule". Putin not only does not do good to others, he does evil to others that he would not want done to himself and the ones he (cares?) about.


The day will come when your evil name will be removed from every place it is written . . every document / every plaque / every picture / every wall. The name 'Putin' will not be spoken aloud. Your name will not go down in history.

The scripture: Matthew 7:12. "So in everything do to others what you would have them do to you, for this sums up the Law and the Prophets". NIV

These are the words of Jesus. They are commonly called "The Golden Rule". There are quotes from the Jewish teachers which sound similar to some of the words of Jesus. However, this was a new teaching and a new view of life. There are parallels to this saying in the negative form. It sounded like this:

"What is hateful to yourself, do to no other".


In the Book of Tobit, there is a passage where the aged Tobias teaches his son all that is necessary for life. One of his teachings is this:

"What thou thyself hates, to no man do".

Psalm 15:3 has a portion of the negative:

"has no slander on his tongue, who does his neighbor no wrong and casts no slur on his fellow man".

The Daily Study Bible, The Gospel of Matthew, Vol. 1. by William Barclay states the negative form is also found in teachings of Confucius, the Buddhist Hymns of the Faith as well as the Greeks and the Romans. p. 278

He also states "It is never very difficult NOT to do things (to injure others)".

Instead it is the thinking that I must do my best to help people. It is harder to make a personal policy . . to go out of our way to be kind to people as much as we would wish them to be to us.

An example in the book of a secretary at the War Office notices his chief preparing to leave at the end of a week's work. His chief would pack a despatch box with papers he was required to take with him and carry it himself on his journey. The secretary remarked that the chief would save himself much trouble if he did as other ministers did . . to leave the papers to be put in an office pouch and sent by post. The man looked up and stated this: our postman who brings the letters has plenty to carry. I watched him one morning coming up with my heavy pouch in addition to his usual load, and I determined to save him as much as I could.

If we follow the true 'Golden Rule', wouldn't we

forgive more?

help more?

praise more?

understand more?

It would be a new world.

'One Tin Soldier'

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