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nator
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Message 120 of 300 (326527)
06-26-2006 4:52 PM
Reply to: Message 105 by Faith
06-25-2006 3:05 AM


Re: Jesus Divinity
quote:
That is obviously not a two-part command but a command based on a given, that we all love ourselves.

Er, most of the Christians I have encountered on these boards typically do not show much evidence of loving themselves.

Iano, in particular, seems to consider himself quite wretched.

Mike the Wiz and Prophex seem to think humanity in general is wretched and fundamentally awful and flawed.

You do, too.


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nator
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From: Ann Arbor
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Message 153 of 300 (326636)
06-26-2006 8:47 PM
Reply to: Message 125 by Faith
06-26-2006 5:15 PM


Re: Jesus Divinity
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The way everyone loves him/herself ought to be pretty obvious. We all look for comfort and try to avoid pain, we feel miserable when our egos are hurt etc. Pretty ordinary obvious stuff I would think.

But that is more, to me, just self preservation.

Actually loving oneself; regarding oneself with respect, generosity, fondness, and admiration...cherishing oneself...accepting oneself unconditionally, flaws and all, while encouraging and supporting oneself to improve where one sees a need...

This is love for oneself. It exactly the way that one loves another person.

This, frankly, is not the attitude I see displayed by most of the Christians I have encountered on this board and others.


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