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Resolution/My Thoughts on The Relationship Between God and Love
My resolution is to post here daily, or a lot more than I have been.

I think I made that resolution before and I haven't been keeping my word.

So here's to keeping my word.

Some thoughts on God and Love.

Loving someone because it'll somehow grant you some supposed higher form of consciousness is a cop out and I will never need a cop out to show love and compassion. I have it not even because it makes ME feel good, even though it does. That isn't the reason. It's because people deserve it, because people are naturally people, not one different from the other. We all deserve it equally. Not because god says we should, not because of some hollow promise of what may not even exist. Do it because it is humane. Because it is Human. We all share this experience together, just as much as one another.

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Ok, here's my "religious" (I hate that word btdubz, you know I'm not the typical religious type) perspective: Yes God says to love others but I don't because he says so, it's more of a general God made everyone special and for that fact alone they're worth loving. Does that make sense? Like it's not just blindly following a command, but the basic fact that God made people makes them deserving.

Alright, Jen, if you want to go that route (which I'm not surprised about), that's fine.

I'm not convinced that God made everyone special, or that he did that at all. I'm more a believer in the things Jesus taught; here's the thing, I think he was a special kind of man in the sense that he was a carpenter (a pretty mundane career, no doubt), but he possessed very special knowledge about the capacity of humanity, something of which a minuscule number people in the millennia since have only begun to scratch the surface. I don't believe it's impossible for any other human being to possess said knowledge, I just think no one has opened their hearts enough to do so.

Like, I don't think that just because some woman gave birth to a child, I should start loving that child. I think that child deserves an equal dose of love and respect and understanding as any other person who has ever existed. It's natural to love, and so that's why I do. But it's beyond that, as well. It's something that can't, in my mind, be explained away even with the phrase "God made everyone special". For me, I see the potential in everyone. It's only up to everyone to live up to it.

And only then will I start to form a unique opinion about them (unique as far as my own specific view, and unique in terms of their personal experience).

Does that make sense?

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