Tuesday, January 11, 2011

You can find morals anywhere

The Golden Rule

So, there I am at Home Depot. Sitting on the toilet, while beside me I hear a big voice and a little voice. Clearly, a father is in there with his son engaging in some thrilling conversation about how it is okay to think you have to go, and then not have to go. Better to be safe than sorry, he told his little guy.

As they were leaving, the child asked his father, “Daddy, can I turn off the light?” his Dad said, “No, there’s somebody in there. How would you like it if someone turned the light off on you? Probably not very much right?” The child agreed. Neither God nor Jesus invented the Golden rule, I am happy to say.

That’s basically how I live my life, the Golden Rule, and how I plan to morally educate my children. The moral of this story? You can find morals anywhere! Even in a public restroom. Just don’t read the walls...... LOL


  1. Ahh, the golden rule. One of the only hard and fast rules my Mom ever taught us as kids. Ever read 'The Moral Landscape' by Sam Harris? He touches on the golden rule idea a lot and uses it to explain why we have morality without the need of a god. Highly recommend if you haven't read it!

  2. Wow, 8 combined holds on 9 copies of the book! There are currently, oh let me check again, 0 holds for "The Case for Christ" lol.