The teaching of biblical scholars of the old testament has been that a
rule that says Do unto others as you would like them to do unto you places
the person "doing" as judge and juror of what is right. Therefore the
golden rule can only be stated as do unto others as they would like done
unto them. The ancients never considered a platinum rule-of course.
> On the Golden and Platinum rules:
> A marriage counselor told me it is closer to the Golden Rule to treat
> people (your mate, for example) as *they* want to be treated than to treat
> them as *you* want to be treated.
> So you "do unto others as you would have them to unto you"--that is, you
> treat them in a manner they consider fitting so that they will treat you
> in a manner you consider fitting.
> Mary Apodaca
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