GOLDEN RULE,

IT IS NOT JESUS' TEACHING - HE STOLE IT
 
Treat others as you would like to be treated.

The much loved and well-known golden rule was given by Jesus. The Golden Rule has been stolen by Christ and the Church from unbelievers.
 
People say, “I would not like to steal or insult another person for I would not like them to insult me.” This is a paraphrase of the well-loved Golden Rule. People naturally think that so you don't need sages to teach it.
 
“Always treat others as you would like them to treat you”, was not original to Christ but was taught by Zoroaster and by Lao Tzu. But it does not follow that Christ meant what they meant. Though not original to him nearly all Christians are aware of it and adore it as a marvellous moral insight.

Jesus however gave it a new twist.  He said that you don't fully know how to love but God does so you must put God first.  He said the rule fits the Law and the Prophets.  But the law is full of commands from God to kill adulterers and mediums etc.  So it is not the heartwarming advice we think it is.