Why are those who follow their own path seen as nonconformists and troublemakers
19 Apr 2016 Leave a comment
Indigenous Affairs Minister Carolyn Bennett is greeted at the Attawapiskat airport by Chief Bruce Shisheesh on Monday, April 18, 2016, as NDP MP Charlie Angus (right) looks on. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Colin Perkel
By Kristy Kirkup, The Canadian Press, April 18, 2016
ATTAWAPISKAT, Ont. – A young man in the troubled First Nation of Attawapiskat asked the federal indigenous affairs minister on Monday why his community was living in Third World conditions while Canada is greeting refugees with open arms.
Robert Sutherland was among several youths to express frustration to Carolyn Bennett over the lack of basic supports so desperately needed by those in his James Bay community.
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From the 1999 Farmer’s Almanac:
Brahanism: This is the sum of duty: Do naught unto others which would cause you pain if done to you. (Mahabharata 5:1517)
Buddhism: Hurt not others in ways that you yourself would find hurtful. (Udana-Barga 5:18)
Confuscianism: Surely it is the maxim of loving-kindness: Do not do unto others what you would not have them do unto you. (Analets 15:23)
Taoisim: Regard your neighbor’s gain as your own gain and your neighbor’s loss as your own loss. (T’ai Shang Kan Ying P’ien)
Zoroastrianism: That nature alone is good which refrains from doing unto another whatsoever is not good for itself. (Dadistan-I-dinkik 94:5)
Judaism: What is hateful to you, do not to your fellowman. That is the entire law; all the rest is commentary. (Talmud, Shabbat 31a)
Christianity: So in everything, do to others what you would have them do to you, for this sums up the law and the prophets. (Matthew 7:12)
Islam: No one of you is a believer until he desires for his brother that which he desires for himself (Sunnah)