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LOVE

  1. gamergirl profile image61
    gamergirlposted 8 years ago

    Sorry for the caps.

    Please show me evidence of unconditional love in the holy texts of your particular religion.  I don't mean the unconditional love of God (because we all know that those types of scriptures/remarks/comments within holy texts apply really to those who believe in Jesus, Allah, The Flying Spaghetti Monster as "the one true way.")

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      sandra rinckposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      My mom, my dad and my daughter. smile  I could quote unconditional love in a holy book, but you asked not to, unless I missunderstood the question.  -not because i love him/her, but because he/she loves me.  The meditations of our hearts are acceptable in thy sites. -moreless from the bible-

      in whatever you do, let there not be hate in your heart. -koran

      I read once somewhere, I can't remember where, someone said; "the hardest thing I ever had to do was learn to love myself." 

      smile

    2. Paraglider profile image88
      Paragliderposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      Interesting that none of the Christian community answered your question. I would look to the Book of Ruth (Old Testament) for a sample of unconditional love. It's a short book and unusually approachable for OT.

    3. BDazzler profile image82
      BDazzlerposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      In the Bible it says in 1 Corinthians 13, verses 3-7 it says:

      3 If I gave everything I have to the poor and even sacrificed my body, I could boast about it; but if I didn't love others, I would be of no value whatsoever.

      4 Love is patient and kind. Love is not jealous or boastful or proud 5 or rude. Love does not demand its own way. Love is not irritable, and it keeps no record of when it has been wronged. 6 It is never glad about injustice but rejoices whenever the truth wins out. 7 Love never gives up, never loses faith, is always hopeful, and endures through every circumstance.

      (New Living Translation.)

      Maybe 1 John 4:20:
          If someone says, "I love God," and hates his brother, he is a liar; for the one who does not love his brother whom he has seen, cannot love God whom he has not seen.
      (New American Standard Translation)

      gamergirl: Is this what you were looking for?
      Paraglider: Sorry, I just found this or I would have responded sooner.

      1. AEvans profile image71
        AEvansposted 8 years ago in reply to this

        Not only do the scriptures ring to, but God 's love his self is unconditional when we have fallen short of the glory , he has loved us, Jesus died for us when we all sinned , God loves you no matter what condition you are in, God doesn't hate , he only hates the dislikes of our sins but not us as a person, but he still loves us despite our sin, to me that is as well unconditional LOVE.:big_smile

        1. AEvans profile image71
          AEvansposted 8 years ago in reply to this
    4. Rochelle Frank profile image88
      Rochelle Frankposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      I just wrote my hub on How to be a good dad without being religious.

      http://hubpages.com/hub/Good-Dad-Without-Religion

    5. Jeromeo profile image60
      Jeromeoposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      If you read 2 Samuel of the Holy Bible you will read of the love that King Sauls's son Jonathan, had for David.  And the Love that David had for him. But the greater love as written of in this biblical account shows that Jonathan had unconditional love for David.

      1. BDazzler profile image82
        BDazzlerposted 8 years ago in reply to this

        The follow up for that is pretty cool.  When David consolidated his power, everyone expected him to kill his predecsor's heirs.  But Jonathan's son, he restored on honored, for the love he had for Jonathan. Also in 2 Sam.

        1. Mark Knowles profile image60
          Mark Knowlesposted 8 years ago in reply to this

          This is nothing guys. When Spock sacrifices his life to save the rest of the crew in Star Trek II:The Wrath of Khan, I was moved to tears.

          "The needs of the many, outweigh the needs of the one," has kept me going through many a dark day.

          The crew then steals a ship and travels back to where Spock's body is laid to rest and discovers he has been reborn and his Katra or "soul" as some call it, is residing in McCoy to be later re-united with his mortal body. 

          Amazing stuff big_smile

          1. BDazzler profile image82
            BDazzlerposted 8 years ago in reply to this

            That was one of my favorite scenes! I loved how at the end of his life, even this logical rational being strove for something beyond himself.  Beyond the cold logic he had dedicatd his life to. Great example Mark! 

            (Yeah, some of my more closed minded bretheren probably don't like that I put star trek stories in with the Holy Book stories, but they didn't like it that I not only played D&D, but was a Dungeon Master.  Boy did they try to save me... 'course I corupted 'em all by playing D&D with my Sunday School class and gettin' 'em all hooked.)

            1. Mark Knowles profile image60
              Mark Knowlesposted 8 years ago in reply to this

              LOL - Good for you.

              Just because it is not written in a holy book, does not mean you can't learn something from it. Star Trek has consistently striven to have a strong moral behind their stories. Gene Roddenberry was a genius.

              1. BDazzler profile image82
                BDazzlerposted 8 years ago in reply to this

                Upon that, we agree completely. Not simply an intellectual genius, but a moral genius as well.   A very rare gift to humainty, for sure.

  2. VENUGOPAL SIVAGNA profile image60
    VENUGOPAL SIVAGNAposted 8 years ago

    Ms. gamegirl, there are many witnesses for unconditional love in Hindu mythology. Just only one thing here: King Dridarashtra was blind. His wife Gandhari tied her eyes throughout her life, just because she never wanted to see the world which her husband could not see. This shows her unconditional love for her husband. Nowhereelse can we see such a true love.  This comes in Mahabaratha, world's longest religious book.

    1. blogdigz profile image61
      blogdigzposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      True, lot of sub-stories and messages there smile

    2. weblog profile image59
      weblogposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      Well done smile

  3. Make  Money profile image74
    Make Moneyposted 8 years ago

    From Ephesians 5

    So also ought men to love their wives as their own bodies. He that loveth his wife, loveth himself.  For no man ever hated his own flesh; but nourisheth and cherisheth it, as also Christ doth the church.

  4. gamergirl profile image61
    gamergirlposted 8 years ago

    *bump*

    Very interesting quotes, BDazzler.

    Anyone else have any? big_smile

    1. BDazzler profile image82
      BDazzlerposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      I thank you for asking the question, gamergirl... this question, plus Paraglider's agnostic/atheist/beliver hub, plus the discussions on the Antichrist hub by arkwriter got me to thinking (which is, of course, the point!)

      So, I wrote this hub:
      http://hubpages.com/hub/The-Greatest-Sin

      I would be interested in your comments.

      Again, thanks for asking, it made me think!

 
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