Christian Love - Pretentious, Hypocritical and Condescending.
Years ago when I was a teenager I remember reading in The Star newspaper an innovative saying by a writer of what LOVE is all about. What caught my attention and made a lasting impression were the words.
[color=green:55d2f29204][b:55d2f29204][size=18:55d2f29204]¤Love is¸¸never having to say you sorryË.[/size:55d2f29204][/b:55d2f29204][/color:55d2f29204]
Since those opening words of wisdom there came a thousand interpretations and sayings of the emotion of LOVE. I also remember agreeing with ALL those interpretations since they expressed a universal idea of what love is all about and I don╠t remember any person disputing with those interpretations, UNTIL NOW.
Since I started posting my opinions on some blogs as to why many aspects of religion is IMMORAL, I have frequently come across Christians, who instead of addressing the issue at hand will simply state that [b:55d2f29204]Jesus loves me or Jesus loves.[/b:55d2f29204]
Maybe I am wrong or I may have a misunderstanding, but exactly what is meant by Jesus Loves or Jesus loves me. I mean I understood all the sayings of Love and not once did I come across a saying called
[color=red:55d2f29204][b:55d2f29204]Love is¸¸¸¸ Jesus OR
Love is ¸¸¸¸Jesus saves you.[/b:55d2f29204][/color:55d2f29204]
Now please correct me if I am wrong but I think all humans understand the concept of love. We know how a father or mother expresses love to their children, we know how lovers express love amongst themselves, and we know even how animals display the affections of love but I fail to understand the concept of Jesus Loves or the concept of Christian love.
Could some Christian please explain to me what the characteristic of this love is and what is so special and unique about this love.
When I look at Christians generally I find that this so called love is no different from the love expressed by all human beings in general. That is when Christian parents love their children this love is the same as when for example a Buddhist mother might love her child or an atheist father might love his child. Or the fact that when a Christian lover amorously displays his or her love, it is no different in content than how two Hindu lovers may show their affection towards each other. So what is it that is so unique about this [b:55d2f29204]CHRISTIAN LOVE?[/b:55d2f29204]
I admit I write this article with a certain amount of anger directed at those Christians who freely bandy this Christian Love to everyone they meet and engage with. I see it as a pretentious and hypocritical behavior trying to disguise their true feelings towards others. Often Christian Love comes across a some sort of charity that becomes very offensive if the recipient never asked for this charity in the first place.
[b:55d2f29204]In many of my writings I have made it known that I do not need the sanctimonious, condescending love of Christians nor of Jesus in order for me to be happy and live a fulfilled life. I often felt offended when Christians disregarded what I have written to state in their comments Jesus Loves or we will ¤pray for youË. Surely there is a level of simple manners that we can all agree to (even Christians).[/b:55d2f29204]
Finally like my two articles previously giving indication of how Christians come across as [b:55d2f29204]SUPREMACIST.[/b:55d2f29204] [color=green:55d2f29204][b:55d2f29204]Stating that you love all of humanity and then condemning a seemingly innocent class of people to HELL simply because they do not subscribe to your belief system is not the kind of love that any person will find universally endearing[/b:55d2f29204][/color:55d2f29204].
I will conclude by adding a saying of what love is that should be universally acceptable to all human beings.
[color=red:55d2f29204][b:55d2f29204]LOVE IS….... HAVING TO SAY THAT ALL HUMAN BEINGS ARE EQUAL (immaterial of your religious or irreligious belief, gender, sexual orientation, race, culture).[/b:55d2f29204][/color:55d2f29204]