Re: The "New Golden Rule"

Scott Badger (
Wed, 13 Jan 1999 17:15:11 -0600

Mark D. Fulwiler <> wrote:

>Scott Badger wrote:
>> Multiculturalism has made us aware that
>>the old Golden Rule no longer applies. The new Golden
>>Rule is:
>>"Do unto others as they would have you do unto them."
>What if someone asks you to kill them? Or what if they would have you
>give them all your money? Clearly this "New Golden Rule" still has some
>major problems. :-)
>Mark Fulwiler

Agreed. Do you have an improved version that overcomes the problem of conflicting values in cross-cultural exchanges?

I am not personally inclined to offer my respect to any culture's mores simply because "that's their way". Many cultures have "ways" of hurting and denigrating their members (especially the women, but males too). But we've already discussed this issue fairly recently, so I'll stop here.