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The Bible tells us to love our neighbors, and also to love our enemies; probably because they are generally the same people. Options
Daemon
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The Bible tells us to love our neighbors, and also to love our enemies; probably because they are generally the same people.

Gilbert Chesterton (1874-1936)
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The Bible tells us to love our neighbors, and also to love our enemies; probably because they are generally the same people.
Gilbert Chesterton (1874-1936)
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Witty observation indeed!
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A very clever quote indeed. Yes, neighbors and enemies sometimes turn out to be same thing. This also holds true for some relatives.
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I want to laugh, but I find it to be too true, too often!
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Haahahah.
Bur our most important enemy is ourselves.
ibj_ldn
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True. We are our best friends but our worst enemies at the same time...
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Daemon wrote:
The Bible tells us to love our neighbors, and also to love our enemies; probably because they are generally the same people.

Gilbert Chesterton (1874-1936)


Actually it goes like this:

"43Ye have heard that it hath been said, Thou shalt love thy neighbour, and hate thine enemy.
44But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you;"
(Mine emphasis)

gerry
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not really a best pickSpeak to the hand here
Bully_rus
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Daemon wrote:
The Bible tells us to love our neighbors, and also to love our enemies; probably because they are generally the same people.

Gilbert Chesterton (1874-1936)


You most certainly can love your neighbors. You even can love your enemies. But you can't love enemies, which are your neighbors... It's a double dose.
Virginia Lathan
Posted: Friday, October 7, 2016 2:36:15 PM

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"Now there is a final reason I think that Jesus says, "Love your enemies." It is this: that love has within it a redemptive power. And there is a power there that eventually transforms individuals....Just keep loving them, and they can't stand it too long. Oh, they react in many ways in the beginning....They react with guilt feelings, and sometimes they'll hate you a little more at that transition period, but just keep loving them. And by the power of your love, they will break down under the load. That's love, you see. It is redemptive, and this is why Jesus says love. There's something about love that builds up and is creative. There is something about hate that tears down and is destructive."

Martin Luther King Jr.

(Quoted in "The Sun Magazine." Oct. 2016)
Godsdata
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a satirist indeed!
Absurdicuss
Posted: Friday, October 7, 2016 9:34:14 PM
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@Virginia - MLK knew a thing or two about loving enemies, that's for sure.

Thanks for sharing.


I can say unequivocally that I have no enemies at all but they who choose to set themselves against me.
Kirk Hepburn





capitán
Posted: Friday, October 7, 2016 10:28:50 PM

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There is nothing rational about loving our enemies.
In fact, I believe it´s even impossible.

Anyone who claims to love their enemies
is simple short on the definition of love (if it could actually be defined).
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