[FoRK] jesus likes you

Ian Andrew Bell <hello at ianbell.com> on Wed Mar 14 14:05:05 PDT 2007

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-Ian.
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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  
>> 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.
>>
>> 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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