[FoRK] jesus likes you
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Wed Mar 14 12:43:16 PDT 2007
What Do Would Jesus?
There used to be a great hairstyles of Jesus site, but it appears to
have disappeared, alas.
On 3/11/07, Michael Silk <michaelslists at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 3/12/07, Lucas Gonze <lucas.gonze at gmail.com> wrote:
> > On 3/11/07, Tom Higgins <tomhiggins at gmail.com> wrote:
> > > I think you took the Django thing too literally:)-
> > have you ever considered that jesus might not like you much? I mean,
> > you can love somebody without really liking them, right? So let's say
> > that jesus really does love everybody, which I gather is true from
> > seeing bumper stickers. Does it necessarily follow that he actually
> > *likes* everybody too? And if so, wouldn't the require that he's
> > pretty wishy washy in a Charlie Brown sort of way? Who likes
> > everybody? Would _you_ want to like everybody?
> well, 'like' is temporary i guess, referring to current actions of the
> person. "i like what you did with your hair", as opposed to "i love your
> hair", which may suggest general love for the hair, not the current style of
> it DOES raise the question of jesus devaluing love. if he loves everyone
> then it becomes a bit meaningless. especially if we are meant to emulate him
> and also love everyone, eventually if would become standard and we would
> need ways of differentiating between people we love "more" and love "less".
> this is why we have phrases like "don't love" i guess. and "hate".
> What's weird is that this suggests that liking is a bit more choosy
> > than loving, and that suggests that there is some even more jesus-like
> > jesus yet to come who really does like everybody. Ask yourself this:
> > will the bumper stickers in 3007 or so will read "Jesus Likes You?"
> "jesus likes your hair"
> i don't know if humans will still be around in 3007. maybe crocodiles will
> be roaming around with the planet to themselves, thinking "living in the
> water AND land is where it's at". maybe the odd human or two living under
> the sea, trying to emulate the croc.
> in any case, i don't think love will *upgrade* to "like". like is certainly
> selective, but love is appreciation even with flaws. "like" is appreciation
> only of good things. love counts flaws.
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