For Agathon, he believes that love is there because of beauty. Since the god of love was so beautiful and young, it shows that love was created to be beautiful. He believes that love is with people because they allow it to be with them. Also, we are able to understand our desires with what we want with love. When Agathon states that love is responsible for beauty, wisdom, goodness, and excellence, he does not really prove it.
Genesis 1:31, “God made us all and everything he made he saw it to be very good” (KJV). Why do I exist? Mankind exist to glorify God, to minister to those who are lost turning them back to the knowledge of the living God. Matthew 28:19, says, “Go ye therefore into all the world and teach them, baptize them in the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Ghost” (KJV). Dr. Myles Monroe (2013), said, “I would presume all mankind was made to live for a purpose.” Even Christ existed for a purpose, John 6:38, “For I have come down from heaven to do the will of God who sent me” (KJV).
Personally, I think this to be true. What my beliefs of love are may not be the same beliefs of others. In my eyes, my love can be a good love, and in others, my love could be an obsessive love that leads to badness. This is why for Socrates, a lover searches for what is good for them, because each person has their own meaning of love; this is called the ladder of love. Love seeks wisdom and one cannot desire wisdom if we find it unnecessary.
Exotic love is the simplest form of love, a love that has not properly developed, or has not made it all the way up the ladder to true love between lovers. From lust to a higher level of love. In the symposium plato seems to emphasize love between an older lover and a younger beloved, but the theory plato proposes can also be relevant in other types of relationships. There are two eros; the Vulgar eros is one who in love focuses on beauty and the body. They have yet to realize that a beautiful body is not uncommon and can be seen anywhere.
Nirguna Brahman according to the Hindus is equivalent to transcendent power that exists beyond the world. It can transform itself into many different aspects, and reincarnates into different avatars. On the other hand, Christians believe in only one God that created the entire universe as well as the world in 6 days. Both Christianity and Hinduism believes that their creator is also the destroyer. Nirguna Brahman and Jesus both said, “I am that I am” which means that “I am” should be more than enough for you, and they had and have always existed, and no questions should be furthered ask to the one who has always existed.
What is dear to the gods is dear to them because it is loved by them, not loved by them because it is dear to them. If piety is what is dear to the gods, piety must be dear to them because they love it. The thought is that what the god’s value, they value because they love that thing. Socrates also, points out the differences between the Gods and what is loved by some of them is hated by another gods. Therefore, what is pious to some gods would be impious to another gods.
What is the meaning of Ego? In today’s world, it means “a person’s sense of self-esteem or self-importance”, it is to be self-centered and care for nothing else except for one's self or, in other terms, being an individualist. Today, people have been told to care for others instead of themselves, but that is not completely true. For example, Prometheus in Anthem by Ayn Rand- is not what one would consider to be a total egotistical person. Searching through different types of definitions and reasons about the definition of ego, the assumption is that egoism is not immoral or virtuous but the balance in between.
Many people including myself see lust simply as a natural thing; lust is just another way for an individual to express themselves. Sexuality is a topic that can make many uncomfortable when in reality it is only natural, making someone feel uncomfortable when expressing their sexuality or their lust could be compared to making someone feel bad for being hungry . Instead we should be open to discuss and express our lust in healthy, responsible and respectful ways. This would be very healthy for the human spirit. Lust should be embraced and seen as one of the many gifts from God.
“[T]heory is the framework for observations and facts. Theories may change, or the way that they are interpreted may change, but the facts themselves don't change.” Once the facts and truths of the idea have been set, they cannot change. Eventually with enough facts (truths) this hypothesis can be claimed as a fact itself. It is deemed truth. Of course people have different values, morals, opinions, views, etc.
Meaning, that we must be careful when expressing our thoughts that are based merely in our judgments without testing them with a fair and noble mind. With this in mind, no individual has the power to make another upset, sad, or feel any other emotion, as we have the power over our mind to allow it or not to allow it. However, some of us are quick to lead our opinions with our hearts or external factors, instead of seeing the bigger picture. Therefore, our quick judgments/reasoning can have an ugly impact in our world. But, what are truly the limits of human freedom?