What makes you think that the people who write or sing this song are Christians? Do they sing it at Mass or Divine Liturgy? Somehow I doubt it. Get one thing straight: The West, while it contains a great many religious people, is populated by largely secular societies whose cultures have for the most part abandoned religion in favor of so-called “secular humanism”. There is nothing inherently Christian about this story. You can’t turn this around on us.
what about reminding the christians with the teaching of jesus (pbuh) when he said
Matthew 7:12 Therefore all things whatsoever ye would that men should do to you, do ye even so to them: for this is the law and the prophets.
It is good that you know this verse. Do you also encourage your Muslim family members, friends, co-workers and others to live by it? I think it is a good way for everyone to live, no matter what their religion is. Here in the West I can say without too much hyperbole that most people also know this principle, but maybe most don’t realize its religious roots or context. Again, secular societies.
God has always given His people guidance on how they should treat one another. but some christians tend to be selfish, unless trained otherwise.
What are we, dogs to you? “Trained”? Everyone needs such guidance, not just Christians. Muslims also need guidance. So do Hindus, Buddhists, Zoroastrians, Pagans, Atheists, etc. Take the log out of your own eye, as is written just before the verse you quoted earlier
But God wants you to be considerate of others. He said that you should treat others they way you would like to be treated. How do you like to be treated? With respect, listened to, not interrupted, loved, share things with, treated fairly, honest with, follow through on promises. If you like these things from others, it is only natural that others would like you to treat them the same.
You and I are in agreement, elwill. This is how things SHOULD be. The question is, how to get there? Do you ensure respect from people by throwing a fit about everything you don’t like? Or do you ensure respect by demonstrating respect and a true desire to live as EQUALS alongside your neighbors of different faiths, no faith, anti-religious, etc.? Do you show people that you love them even if they mock you and your beliefs?