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Old Yesterday, 02:46 AM
 
Location: Pacific 🌉 °N, 🌄°W
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Any takers?
Can you muster love for your neighbor cutting trees that give you shade, out of spite?
Can you manufacture love for someone fee loading off the government or a woman, ha?
Can you make yourself just genuinely love period?
Love God?

How do you do it?

Agape love, unconditional love...how do you accomplish that state?
Thanks

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G6Z-DQGqM90
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Old Yesterday, 06:20 AM
 
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Not what I meant (and perhaps I could’ve 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.
Anyone can say that. Regardless of their religious faith or lack of faith. You know that your own belief is a lot more specific, and requires a lot more specific RULES to be the "right" kind of love. Because you don't accept anything outside of Evangelical Christianity.
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Old Yesterday, 06:32 AM
 
Location: Southwestern, USA
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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".
Sensible post. It reminds me of Spinoza's God. I agree with you.


And thank you Mercy777.
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Old Yesterday, 07:15 AM
 
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Anyone can say that. Regardless of their religious faith or lack of faith. You know that your own belief is a lot more specific, and requires a lot more specific RULES to be the "right" kind of love. Because you don't accept anything outside of Evangelical Christianity.
yes. This is one of my top ten base axioms.

Notions that overlap different group think tend to be more valid than notions that hold up in a particular group.

My-god-only and anti-theism (aka: anti-god, anti-religion, fascist theism, and socialist anti-religion)) are two prime examples that do not cross lines very well. they both trip over more mature thinking, but thats more by pot luck then logic.
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Old Yesterday, 07:40 AM
 
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It's hypocritical for a Christian to do that. Post something that sounds "spiritual" in a more general way, then start adding stuff later which completely violates their original post, rendering it meaningless.

That's why most of Jimmie's posts sound meaningless to me. Void, like nothing is even there.
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Old Yesterday, 09:42 AM
 
Location: Colorado Springs
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Instict suggests a creator, of some sort.
Only to someone with your mindset.
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Old Yesterday, 09:43 AM
 
Location: Colorado Springs
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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".
Or kill all the first born sons.
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Old Yesterday, 11:46 AM
 
Location: california
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Jesus demonstrated His love for the Father by being obedient .
That is the example I'm fallowing.
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Old Yesterday, 11:56 AM
 
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Jesus demonstrated His love for the Father by being obedient .
That is the example I'm fallowing.
What is it that you're being told to do? Is there anything you could be told to do that you wouldn't? How do you determine that it is God directing you to do something?

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Old Yesterday, 12:10 PM
 
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The need to be "obedient"? what personality trait(s) focuses on that?
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