The key principle of Christianity has been resp. is the positive or directive form of the Golden Rule (always turning the other cheek no matter what in the hope that eventually the day comes when the plaguer starts to embrace the same moral standards), which is a distinct weakness:
- One should treat others as one would like others to treat oneself (positive or directive form).
- One should not treat others in ways that one would not like to be treated (negative or prohibitive form).
- What you wish upon others, you wish upon yourself (empathic or responsive form).
It is obvious that the peoples of Europe, the western world, will not survive if they don’t have the will to, if they have nothing that drives them.
It is not a matter of giving up on the Golden Rule but demanding the same from others what they are demaning from themselves and are offering others.
Christians don’t see themselves as being more than others, not as the selected people like many of other ideologies do. Jesus gave the option to follow him or not based on each and everyones free will. He said give to the state what belongs to the state and to god what belongs to god.
However, an ideology that speaks about its followers as the selected ones and treat others as inferior, is not a religion but a political ideology (just like communism, socialism and nazism is). Implying other moral standards to its followers than to others, especially when it comes to how its followers are to treat non followers, involving both deception and violence.
How can we know that the enemy to an enemy of Christianity is a friend (to Christians, to anyone that is following the golden rule)? How can we know that they are in fact not both enemies (even if it is not obvious at a first or even a second glance)?