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So where do we go from here? Do we all return to the religions from which we came? Do we embark on a path to further discover a new religion? Do we finish the class and move on to another semester, another course?

So where do we go from here?
Do we all return to the religions from which we came?
Do we embark on a path to further discover a new religion?
Do we finish the class and move on to another semester, another course?
Karen Armstrong has an idea, and I have to say it sounds pretty good to me. I’d like to hear what YOU think
about it:

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(Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.“People want to be religious, says scholar Karen Armstrong;
we should help make religion a force for harmony. She asks the TED community to help build a Charter for
Compassion — to restore the Golden Rule as the central global religious doctrine.” Want to learn more about the
charter? Check it out here! https://charterforcompassion.org/ (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.
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Before you move on to the next video, write down your thoughts on:
How YOU would move forward with the charter in your own life?
Do you think a charter like this one could actually work?
Do you think a charter like this one could actually work?
Could you follow the words of Hillel, “That which is despicable to you, do not do to your fellow, this is the
whole Torah (Links to an external site.), and the rest is commentary, go and learn it.” – Babylonian Talmud,
Shabbat 31a?
How about the words of the Buddha? “Hurt not others with that which pains yourself.” ~560 BC, From the
Udanavarga 5:18
Would you prefer following Hinduism?: “One should always treat others as they themselves wish to be treated.”
~3200 BC, From the Hitopadesa
Zoroastrianism? “Whatever is disagreeable to yourself, do not do unto others.” ~600 BC, From the Shast-nashayast 13:29
Confucianism? “What you do not want done to yourself, do not do to others.” ~557 BC, From the Analects
15:23
Christianity?: “Whatsoever ye would that others should do to you, do ye even so to them.” ~30 AD, From the
King James Version , 7:12

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