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is to show divergent views about love.
There are contradictions.
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The universally high value
placed on love can be seen in the diversity.
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"Men have differed as regards what people you ought to be
unselfish to—whether it was only your own
family, or your fellow countrymen, or every one. But
they have always agreed that you ought not to put
yourself first. Selfishness has never been admired. Men have
differed as to whether you should have one wife or four. But they have
always agreed that you must not simply have any woman you liked."
Lewis Author of "The
Chronicles of Narnia", Cambridge Professor of literature. Quote
taken from "Mere
Christianity" chapter 1 "The Law of Human Nature"
cannot drive out darkness, only
light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate, only
can do that."
Martin Luther King
"In the next 60 seconds... the word 'love' will be googled
Quotation taken from "A Billion for a
“You have heard that it was said, ‘Eye for eye, and tooth
for tooth.’ But I tell you, do not resist an evil person. If anyone
slaps you on the right cheek, turn to them the other cheek also. And if
anyone wants to sue you and take your shirt, hand over your coat as
well. If anyone forces you to go one mile, go with them two miles. Give
to the one who asks you, and do not turn away from the one who wants to
borrow from you. “You have heard that it was said, ‘Love
your neighbor and hate your enemy.’ But I tell you,
love your enemies and pray for those
who persecute you, that you may be children of your Father in heaven. He
causes his sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the
righteous and the unrighteous. If you love
those who love you, what reward will
you get? Are not even the tax collectors doing that? And if you greet
only your own people, what are you doing more than others? Do not even
pagans do that? Be perfect, therefore, as your heavenly Father is
One of them, an expert in the law, tested him with this
question: “Teacher, which is the greatest commandment in the Law?” Jesus
the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with
all your mind.’This is the first and greatest commandment.
And the second is like it: ‘Love
your neighbor as yourself.’All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments.”
"I give you a new command: Love
each other. You must love each other
as I have loved you. All people will
know that you are my followers if you love
you as the Father loved me. Now
remain in my love.I have obeyed my Father's commands, and I remain in
his love. In the same way, if you
obey my commands, you will remain in my love.
I have told you these things so that you can have the same joy I have
and so that your joy will be the fullest possible joy.
This is my command:
Love each other as I have loved you.
The greatest love a person can show
is to die for his friends.You are my friends if you do what I command
you. I no longer call you servants, because a servant does not know what
his master is doing. But I call you friends, because I have made known
to you everything I heard from my Father."
from the words of Jesus the Messiah of Nazareth as recorded in
The Gospel of Matthew 5:38-48;
Gospel of Matthew 22:35-40;
Gospel of John 13:33-34;
Gospel of John 15:9-15
What the world needs now is
love, sweet love
It's the only thing that there's just too little of
What the world needs now is love, sweet
No not just for some but for everyone.
If you ever loved
somebody put your hands up.
And now they're gone and you wish you could give them everything.
Lyrics from a song by Nelly: "Just
A Dream". © 2010 Universal Motown Records, a division of UMG
"I have no intention of diminishing the power of diet and
exercise or, for that matter, of drugs and surgery. There is more
scientific evidence now than ever before demonstrating how simple
changes in diet and lifestyle may cause significant improvements in
health and well-being. As important as these are, I have found that
perhaps the most powerful intervention -- and the most meaningful for me
and for most of the people with whom I work, including staff and
patients -- is the healing power of love
and intimacy, and the emotional and spiritual transformation that often
result from these. ... I am a scientist. I believe in the value of
science as a powerful means of gaining greater understanding of the
world we live in.... Although I respect the ways and power of science, I
also understand its limitations as well. What is most meaningful often
cannot be measured. What is verifiable may not necessarily be what is
most important. As the British scientist Denis Burkitt once wrote, "Not
everything that counts can be counted." We may not yet have the tools to
measure what is most meaningful to people, but the value of those
experiences is not diminished by our inability to quantify them."
From the introduction to the book Love and
Survival: 8 Pathways to Intimacy and Health by Dean Ornish M.D.
Dr. Ornish is the author of several books on healthily lifestyle and
diet, such as
The Spectrum: A Scientifically Proven Program to Feel Better, Live
Longer, Lose Weight, and Gain Health and
Dr. Dean Ornish's Program for Reversing
Heart Disease: The Only System Scientifically Proven to Reverse Heart
Disease Without Drugs or Surgery
You’re the one that I want
No one can take it from me
No no no no no
Even though I don’t really know you
I got a lot of love I wanna show you
And you be right there in front of me
I see you passing in front of me
No no no girl I need your love
Baby I need your love
Lyrics from the song "Real Love" (2006) by
Massari (مساري) Sari Abboud (ساري عبّود)
I don’t wanna be friends
(Caught in a bad romance)…
Want your bad romance!
I want your love and
I want your revenge
You and me could write a bad romance
from the song "Bad Romance"
by Lady Gaga
Dinesh D'Souza: I think,
the argument about morality is not the fact that we couldn’t be good
without God. Think
about it this way, if moral rules are universal, then
that is something very odd, because if we are evolved primates, driven
by an impulse to survive and reproduce, it is conceivable that one
group or another might have, through some set of accidents, come up
with a set of rules that cut the other direction. Think about the
essence of morality, it is to militate against self interest. If
morality were congruent with self-interest we wouldn’t need it. Nobody
needs to tell you to go out and make money. There’s is a natural drive
telling you to do that. No one has to tell you to be powerful, to seek
what you want. Morality is the voice that tells you against what you
want to do. You’re walking on the river bank. You hear, “Help, help,
help, I’m drowning” You’re not a very good swimmer. Your natural
instinct is to keep going. That guy is nothing to you. It’s not your
brother, it’s not your wife, it’s a stranger. But, the little voice in
your head turns on and says, “You should try to help. At least put out a
stick.” Now what I ask is, where does this voice that has no Darwinian
explanation whatsoever, call it the voice of pure
altruism, and can cannot be explained by reciprocal advantage, or
genetic kinship or any of the other elaborate theories…. [come from?]
Christopher Hitchens: “Animals
do it. Animals do it.”
Dinesh D'Souza: “Well if
animals do it that’s interesting in its own right, but it doesn’t mean
that that there’s a Darwinian explanation that’s been given. You’ve
simply extended the problem further.”
Christopher Hitchens: “Animals
Moderator: “OK. With that, with that… (laughs)…”
Christopher Hitchens: “Primates
do it. Many other mammals do it, for the obvious reason, for the
survival of the species…"
Moderator: “With that we must call this part of the debate to an
Debate between Christopher Hitchens and
Dinesh D'Souza, July 2008, Las Vegas Nevada, at the Freedom Fest.
"I've always believed in numbers. In the
equations and logics that lead to reason; but after a lifetime of such
pursuits I ask, what truly is logic? Who decides reason? My quest has
taken me through the physical, the metaphysical, the delusional and
back, and I have made the most important discovery of my career... the
most important discovery of my life. It is only in the mysterious
equations of love that any logical reasons can be found."
A quotation from the movie "A
Beautiful Mind" (2001). The quotation is attributed to John Forbes Nash,
Jr., (Nobel prize winner in economics for his work on game theory). The
credit for this quotation likely should go to the writer of Nash's biography
Sylvia Nasar or the screen play writer
Akiva Goldsman who gave these lines to Nash
Russell Crowe) in the film.
"Joyful exuberance... [usually identified with happiness] ...is most
eloquently achieved when there is moral growth and development: a person
is able to appreciate the needs of others; there is a genuine
willingness to relate to them, to love and be loved, to share and even
to make sacrifices for their benefit."
Kurtz, who is who is considered to be the Father of Secular
Humanism, is editor-in-chief of
professor emeritus of philosophy at the State University of New York at
Buffalo, and founder and chair of the
Center for Inquiry. The
above quotation is taken from an article in the
magazine, Volume 24, Number 6. The article was adapted
from Kurtz’s book, (Prometheus Books, 2004), Forbidden Fruit: The
Ethics of Secularism (revised edition) which presents the
case for secular ethics.
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