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Old 02-23-2019, 09:41 PM
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If a person is of a religion that does not believe in god, or is simply a non-believer, then your sentence implies that person cannot love. Baloney.
Not what I meant (and perhaps I could致e said it better). I meant God, our creator, is the source of love. We have the capacity to love, because He made us. Love is not a human invention.
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Old 02-23-2019, 09:57 PM
 
Location: Florida
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1 John 4:19 We love because he first loved us
How do we know how to love unless we have been loved ourselves?
What is the ultimate act of love we could give another person, even one that has physically or emotionally hurt us?

There is no greater love than one to lay his life down for another.
Dying to oneself to save another.

Love is messy, keep in mind our veterans that keep our country free and they have never met all of us.
Do to others as you would want done to you and if someone hurts you, don't take it personally. We don't know the whole picture in their life.

God bless
Mercy
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Old 02-23-2019, 10:10 PM
 
Location: Colorado Springs
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Not what I meant (and perhaps I could致e said it better). I meant God, our creator, is the source of love. We have the capacity to love, because He made us. Love is not a human invention.
Pay attention. Not everyone believes god made us. You have no respect for people who have different beliefs than your own.
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Old 02-23-2019, 10:14 PM
 
Location: Colorado Springs
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1 John 4:19 We love because he first loved us
How do we know how to love unless we have been loved ourselves?
What is the ultimate act of love we could give another person, even one that has physically or emotionally hurt us?

There is no greater love than one to lay his life down for another.
Dying to oneself to save another.

Love is messy, keep in mind our veterans that keep our country free and they have never met all of us.
Do to others as you would want done to you and if someone hurts you, don't take it personally. We don't know the whole picture in their life.

God bless
Mercy
And may Buddha bless you with his compassion.
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Old 02-23-2019, 10:14 PM
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Location: The Haunted Mansion
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Pay attention. Not everyone believes god made us. You have no respect for people who have different beliefs than your own.
The only thing I知 disagreeing with you on is the source of love.
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Old 02-23-2019, 10:25 PM
 
Location: Colorado Springs
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The only thing I知 disagreeing with you on is the source of love.
A rather salient point.
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Old 02-23-2019, 10:44 PM
 
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The only thing I’m disagreeing with you on is the source of love.
Say what you mean by 'love and I'll suggest an answer. In fact I'll make a suggestion right now - instinct. Evolved instinct And not only in humans.
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Old 02-23-2019, 11:41 PM
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Say what you mean by 'love and I'll suggest an answer. In fact I'll make a suggestion right now - instinct. Evolved instinct And not only in humans.
Instict suggests a creator, of some sort.
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Old 02-23-2019, 11:53 PM
 
Location: Coastal New Jersey
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Not all monk orders are reclusive. Many engage with their surrounding communities. I buy cheese that was originally made and sold by Trappist monks in Quebec. (They've since sold the recipe to a commercial operation.)
There's an Anglican Benedictine monastery on the western side of the Hudson north of New York City that invites lay people to attend their retreats. I know someone who has gone a few times for weekends.

https://holycrossmonastery.com/events/
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Old 02-23-2019, 11:58 PM
 
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Instict suggests a creator, of some sort.
Of which Biologically the creator is the atoms/genes that make up the physical self. I do sense though that spiritually something is constant, and if that be labeled "GOD" then so be it. Of which I do respect the spirit.

But the Christian God does not exemplify Love as I know it to be. No Man or woman would burn a nation or infest the lands to prove a point of omnipotence...Ohh wait we did have leaders that did that...yet they would not be exhibiting "love".
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