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Names are forgotten, impressions last forever

  1. mischeviousme profile image60
    mischeviousmeposted 5 years ago

    Is it possible that if Jesus never told anyone his name, that people would have made one up? His message would still be there, but it would be only a set of principles, not a name to live by.

    1. couturepopcafe profile image60
      couturepopcafeposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Sounds good to me. Makes more sense, too.

      1. mischeviousme profile image60
        mischeviousmeposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        So then why must one live by the code of another, can they not live for the sake of living? If one loves themselve's enough, then they must certainly love all. To say that one cannot love without certain add ons, is to say that none can love at all. To preach the word of another is too be part of a fold, no originality, no true concept of self, a machination of a system.

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          couturepopcafeposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          I could say it's the herd mentality. If we, as humans, were theoretically able to separate ourselves from everyone else from birth, learning to think for ourselves, and then eventually came upon another human or many, we would flock to those who were like minded, the same way other animals do.

          1. mischeviousme profile image60
            mischeviousmeposted 5 years ago in reply to this

            Why not just accept others as they are? There should be no reason, no reward, just good company, personal opinion be damned. Love for the sake of loving, never expecting, giving of the self, wanting only a friend. Though the point of view be different, we are still the same. Expecting that a friend be of like mind, is having only the self for a friend.

 
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