[FoRK] jesus likes you
Ian Andrew Bell
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Wed Mar 14 14:05:05 PDT 2007
Next time go five-hole.
On 14-Mar-07, at 12:43 PM, Lorin Rivers wrote:
> 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
>> > 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
>> > *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
>> 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
>> 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 yet to come who really does like everybody. Ask yourself
>> > 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
>> selective, but love is appreciation even with flaws. "like" is
>> only of good things. love counts flaws.
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