Arquivo para October 27th, 2017

Other and cristhian love

27 Oct

This is the 2000 post, in celebration meant to say what is deeper in my religious sentiment.
The concept of the Other as described by the philosopher Emmanuel LévinasOTHEREN can be defined as follows: “The quality of the relations that man hangs with the other depends not only on the sympathy of which he is invested but also on the reciprocal knowledge of the protagonists.”
Using this concept, the whole foundation and religious practice could be reduced to two very simple things: “love your neighbor” and love God, it is what tells a text of the new testament, where the Pharisees knowing that Jesus had already calmed the Sadducees, in Matthew 22: 36-40, they make a new trap for Jesus:
“Master, what is the greatest commandment of the law?
Jesus answered, “‘You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul and with all your spirit.’
This is the greatest and the first commandment.
And the second, similar to this, is: ‘Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself.’
These two commandments sum up the whole law and the prophets. ”
And I ask how much thing done in the name of Love and that hurts others, that inflates prejudices and disregards people, many non-Christians ask what the true meaning of religious feeling is.