Do unto others: Our Foreign Policy

Do unto others as you would have them do unto you. This is sometimes called the Golden rule. Different forms of this rule exist in most, if not all religions, Christianity or otherwise. It is a simple, yet wise test for judging one’s actions when interacting with others.

While it is important to apply this rule to our actions as individuals, it is equally important to apply this rule to our actions within groups. When taken to the level of our country and applied to our Foreign Policy, it requires thinking outside of the box. The media and our leaders have narrowed the scope of the discussion and the Golden rule is almost considered forbidden to even consider when dealing with terrorists or other such individuals. However, given the importance of doing unto others as you would have them do unto you, I think our Christianity demands it of us to do so.

So, in the spirit of practicing the Golden rule, let’s put this into practice. Let’s imagine what it would be like to have others do unto us what we do unto them who are on the other side of our Foreign Policy.

Recently, a video was made that does this very well:

I hope that more of us can try a little harder to apply the Golden Rule and start thinking twice about how we treat others abroad. Maybe we will stop thinking about who we are supposed to fear next, and maybe we will realize, that just like you and I, most people just want to be left alone.

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