God Loves You.

2 years, 10 months ago

The absolute and the variable simultaneously encompassing all.

March 20, 2012 at 2:37 am

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Profile photo of Ellie Ellie M (@tangledupinplaid21) 2 years, 10 months ago ago

It sounds to me like your definition of God is the universe or existence itself… which no, does not love me.

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Profile photo of EliseTheAstronaut EliseTheAstronaut (@elisetheastronaut) 2 years, 10 months ago ago

Paradox, Ellie. :)

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Profile photo of Ellie Ellie M (@tangledupinplaid21) 2 years, 10 months ago ago

It’s definitely a paradox because we are all expressions of the universe and we are capable of love so technically the “universe” CAN “love”… but do asteroids love?

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Profile photo of EliseTheAstronaut EliseTheAstronaut (@elisetheastronaut) 2 years, 10 months ago ago

I dunno. Maybe. I’ve never talked to an asteroid. lol. I’d also ask if perhaps the asteroid is MADE out of love. Not sure about that either… I’ve taken physics, so I’m pretty sure it’s not. But I think we limit ourselves by thinking in straight lines about these kinds of things sometimes.

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Profile photo of Ellie Ellie M (@tangledupinplaid21) 2 years, 10 months ago ago

That’s definitely true. I just consider love a human idea because we invented a term for it, and is something that has no name still the same thing as the named thing?

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Profile photo of Jared Edwards Jared Edwards (@jaredwards) 2 years, 10 months ago ago

The universe doesn’t care about you. Your mass will create new mass regardless. Enjoy the ride.

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Profile photo of Jared Edwards Jared Edwards (@jaredwards) 2 years, 10 months ago ago

PS: I <3 You Ellie. :-)

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Profile photo of EliseTheAstronaut EliseTheAstronaut (@elisetheastronaut) 2 years, 10 months ago ago

:) I like that, Jared.

I think I’m at a point in my life where words don’t mean anything anymore, so asteroids, sure, they can love, they can be made of love, what the hell! I don’t know anything anyway. Make poetry for all I care. Isn’t that all the universe is? haha :)

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Profile photo of Jay Jay (@jaygran7) 2 years, 10 months ago ago

We are capable of loving the universe, for what it’s worth to us. I relate this to my subjectivity and tendency to acknowledge certain aspects in my daily experiences, perhaps I was given the consciousness. That is the mystery of it all that I feel can’t be explained. I can also live vicariously through the emotions of others, and love for them—sympathize, this ability to understand is something that entices me to explore and have faith in the Universe. I suppose what I am truly curious about is time—is it truly linear?

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Profile photo of EliseTheAstronaut EliseTheAstronaut (@elisetheastronaut) 2 years, 10 months ago ago

Does it even exist?
Clocks do… But time? I don’t know about that one.

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Profile photo of Jay Jay (@jaygran7) 2 years, 10 months ago ago

We are able to perceive what we’ve decided is time, but in the objectivity of the Universe, there are just shifts in energy; movement in the Universe, changes in energy. The asteroid cannot love per se, but can be loved and can be derived from what when subjectively defined is love—the atoms; electrons, neutrons, protons, we can call the Universe. Now, this Universe itself can be called love. It is seemingly permanent, yet is varying—like time.

Not sure if this concept makes sense how I am saying it.
Perhaps real time would be better. If anyone wants to chat in real time add me on facebook!

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Profile photo of kyle kittell kyle kittell (@kkylekittell24) 2 years, 10 months ago ago

An asteroid can love. They can aimlessly float for millions or even billions of years till they slowly start to get closer to something that is attracting them.

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Profile photo of Eric Eric M (@blankey) 2 years, 10 months ago ago

Do we love ants? Flies? Spiders? Or do we squash them and not care if we do. If there is a god of some sort or an advanced alien species that know we exist, neither would have any care for us, just like how we don’t care for insects.
A sad truth for some, and yet a reality we all must face. It’s colder out here, but the stars are just glorious.

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Profile photo of CosmicLemonade CosmicLemonade (@cosmiclemonade) 2 years, 10 months ago ago

A metaphor is a metaphor. An ant is not a human. Can you criticize a poetic statement like “God loves you” with yet another literary device that could be just as misleading? I spent much of today being bitten by gnats while skating, and I would stub them out with my finger. And your right, I had no regret in doing so because they were really annoying. We have probably been annoying our cosmic neighbors is they’ve even noticed our anthill. I tend to think they have noticed us because of the increase in ufo sightings near nuclear facilities. We would probably notice if ants started blasting things apart… I also tend to think that a highly evolved species would exhibit empathy towards us unevolved bugs. They would probably keep the caterpillar safe that it may become a butterfly (just like an empathetic human would if they were to happen upon a cocoon).

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Profile photo of Sasho Stoyanov Anonymous (@) 2 years, 10 months ago ago

God’s a contradiction. If I’m gonna love a piece of rock, I’ll read about rocks. God never teaches me about rocks or how to read. But then again, why would I care about rocks anyway if I’m not slightly interested? That’s it. Love is for those who are interested in love and the way you interpret it may be the way you just kill an ant with a rock, because you have a heart of stone and rocking and rolling with ants is not your thing, but God and having sexual fantasies is.
“Narrator: So on he walked… and sometimes, drove… and occasionally, partied all night with the desert creatures.”
Clocks exist if you look at them all the time.

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Profile photo of Dick Dick (@dick) 2 years, 10 months ago ago

Love is a drug. God is a drug. A rock is a rock.

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Profile photo of Daniel Daniel (@eindal) 2 years, 10 months ago ago

Love is just a mix of attraction / attachment brought on by specific brain-affecting chemicals. God is man’s creation, only there to fill the gap in his cognition.

A man-made being can’t have a man-made emotion.

…but it’s nice to think otherwise ^_^

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Profile photo of  Anonymous (@) 2 years, 10 months ago ago

God is love and love is real.

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Profile photo of  Anonymous (@) 2 years, 10 months ago ago

I find it fascinating that intellectuals assume love is an emotion.

which is a better definition of love: Not scalping a cat because you’ve outgrown adolescent sadism, or intentionally hurting your mother so that she can learn and grow from pain?

I don’t associate emotion with either scenario, but I associate love with the second.

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Profile photo of Ellie Ellie M (@tangledupinplaid21) 2 years, 10 months ago ago

Mime, I’m beyond confused at your comment………. what?

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Profile photo of  Anonymous (@) 2 years, 10 months ago ago

It was in relation to the question about bugs. Which is more loving, not hurting something even though you can, or hurting something with compassionate intent.

I was going to jump onto the anthropomorphic bandwagon in relation to the scientific explanations debunking love, but I decided scalping cats was more apt.

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Profile photo of Ellie Ellie M (@tangledupinplaid21) 2 years, 10 months ago ago

LOL! That’s a hilarious way to say that. Out of context it would be very confusing.

I don’t believe scientific explanations debunk love. I think a lot of people see it that way, as if the fact that it is chemical reactions makes the experience less meaningful. I just think love is a human and possibly animal thing. But then again, if everything is made of the same stuff, why wouldn’t everything be able to love in some way? If separation is an illusion then love should pervade all but can something without a pulse have those kinds of feelings? Now I’m losing myself.

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Profile photo of Michael Michael (@mike) 2 years, 10 months ago ago

@Mime; So love then derives from compassionate intent?

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Profile photo of Sasho Stoyanov Anonymous (@) 2 years, 10 months ago ago

Love is chemical reactions and it’s as meaningful as you want it to be. Use them wisely, as you grow older – they fade away. And read some books. And I don’t know. Maybe freak out.

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Profile photo of  Anonymous (@) 2 years, 10 months ago ago

“I don’t believe scientific explanations debunk love”

It can’t. The scientific method is like looking at a painting and trying to explain things like inspiration and imagination using pastel physics and brush sizes.

“@Mime; So love then derives from compassionate intent?”

That was my question. Get your own.

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