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  •  It's not about "acceptance", the word God and (16+ / 0-)

    Jesus use is "love" as in 'love your neighbor as you love yourself' with no qualifiers I've ever seen.

    **Your beliefs don't make you a better person, your behavior does** h/t Clytemnestra/Victoria Jackson

    by glorificus on Sun Dec 23, 2012 at 12:21:06 PM PST

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    •  You are correct. (12+ / 0-)

      "Love God, love your neighbor as yourself". That's called the Mandatum novum".

      Get your goddamned guns out of my church. This means you.

      by commonmass on Sun Dec 23, 2012 at 12:22:20 PM PST

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      •  Isn't it obvious, then? (2+ / 0-)
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        Rick Warren doesn't love himself very much.

        He's doing the best he can, but how much can anyone love such a blatant hypocrite and hater?

        We assume he loves himself because he sees his own good points. We may be wrong. He may recognize that he has no good points. Perhaps in his heart of hearts he knows that God is Love and when he looks in a mirror the only thing that comes to mind is: "Oh, shit, am I in trouble..."

        "The problems of incompetent, corrupt, corporatist government are incompetence, corruption and corporatism, not government." Jerome a Paris

        by Orinoco on Sun Dec 23, 2012 at 03:40:58 PM PST

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      •  Actually, "love one another as I have loved you" (4+ / 0-)
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        Is what Jesus taught us. That's quite a bit different than love your neighbor as yourself (which appears just after this new commandment).

        Jesus loves unconditionally. He accepted everyone he met, regardless of their station in life (although he gave the religious leadership a hard time for being hypocrites).  He continues to do so and loves with grace and generosity.

        Regardless of any pathology that Warrent may (or may not) have in his ability to love himself, he is commanded to love others as Jesus loves him.

        That doesn't mean he gets to pick and choose who and how. He just has to love ALL of us unconditionally.

        John 13:34.

        © grover

        So if you get hit by a bus tonight, would you be satisfied with how you spent today, your last day on earth? Live like tomorrow is never guaranteed, because it's not. -- Me.

        by grover on Mon Dec 24, 2012 at 12:15:26 AM PST

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