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Bird's Eye Comic Strip Story 12: The Forest Fire

Description: The problems of your neighbour may not be your problem today but may become your problem tomorrow. This story teaches us to help others with the foresight that their problems may eventually become ours. We are all connected.

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Here are different religious teachings about the moral of this story:


The Dao De Jing encourages individuals to align with the natural order of things. When helping others in distress, this can involve understanding the ebb and flow of life's challenges and supporting others in a way that respects the rhythms of the natural world.

"To the good I would be good, to the not good I would also be good in order to make them good."

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Scientology places importance on the "ARC Triangle," which stands for Affinity, Reality, and Communication. It is believed that understanding, empathy, and good communication with others can improve relationships and enable individuals to help each other effectively when they are distressed.
The Church of Scientology has a program called the "Volunteer Ministers" that offers assistance to individuals in times of crisis or distress, such as natural disasters. Volunteer Ministers provide support and practical help to those affected by such events.

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"I assert that the issue before the Assembly today is not merely a question of the settlement in the matter of Italian aggression... It is a question of collective security; of the very existence of the League... It is international morality that is at stake... It is us today, it will be you tomorrow..." Haile Selassie - Address to the League of Nations in 1936

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Social contract theorists like Thomas Hobbes, John Locke, and Jean-Jacques Rousseau explore the principles that underlie society and cooperation. From a social contract perspective, individuals in a just and well-ordered society have a mutual obligation to provide assistance and support to fellow members in times of distress.

Humanitarian philosophy centers on the belief in the intrinsic worth of all individuals and the moral imperative to relieve human suffering. It underscores the duty to provide aid and assistance to those experiencing distress, especially in cases of natural disasters, conflict, and poverty.

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"You shall treat the stranger who sojourns with you as the native among you, and you shall love him as yourself, for you were strangers in the land of Egypt: I am the Lord your God." (Leviticus 19:34)

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"It is not righteousness that you turn your faces towards the East or the West, but righteousness is in one who believes in Allah, the Last Day, the Angels, the Book, and the Prophets, and gives his wealth, in spite of love for it, to relatives, orphans, the needy, the traveler, those who ask [for help], and for freeing slaves." (Quran 2:177)

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Ifa promotes respect and compassion for others. Individuals are encouraged to be understanding and considerate of the needs and challenges faced by their fellow community members.

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"īśāvāsyam idaṁ sarvam yat kiṁ ca jagatyāṁ jagat." 

Translation: "Īśvara (God) exists in and is everything in this world (sentient and insentient, subtle or gross)." (Īśāvāsya Upaniṣad, Verse 1)

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"38 This is the greatest and first commandment. 39 And a second is like it: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ 40 On these two commandments hang all the Law and the Prophets.” (Matthew 22:38-40 NRSVUE Bible)

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Buddhism teaches the importance of cultivating compassion for all sentient beings, including those who are suffering or in need. The recognition of suffering and a genuine desire to alleviate it are key components of the path to enlightenment.

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Other religions are invited to join in and send their input.

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