Judge not, lest ye be judged.
An eye for an eye.
Let he who is without sin cast the first stone.
These are all phrases found in the Bible. If you examine most religions - Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Buddhism - there are rules of behavior. Call them what you will, they have a lot in common.
People across the globe have committed terrible atrocities in the name of their God. People have also been moved to sacrifice themselves in the name of their God, too. People often turn to religion to help them understand what honor, justice, forgiveness, and other words really mean.
Hannukka has begun, Christmas is around the corner, and Kwanzaa closes the month of December this year. No matter your spiritual beliefs or practices, take a moment to look around and see what you can do to make life better for another.
Isn't that what God really wants?