The Reflection Of Religion: The Love Of God

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Since the major opposition is coming from the religious base I will approach matters from this perspective. For the religious the love of God is the most sacred topic of contemplation possible to humanity. It must be approached with the greatest reverence and worship of which the human brain is capable. Our terrestrial bounds are with us every day, and are clearly defined by human birth, a span of life perceived and lived in the flesh by the senses, till death supervenes. This contains our physicality, perceptions, and emotions, and we live in love and hate relationships, tarnished and sublime, within the confined human space. Love sustains but hate brings sadness. There is no escape available from this envelope, unless we can perceive and grasp God and His love and redemption, which provide us with an alternate destiny to death.

The primitive redemptive Judeo-Christian religion is essentially loving God, and sharing a communion with Him that can exist only alongside loving our neighbor. This glorious idea arose from God and was imparted to us through the Hebrew brain. It was Yeshua’s main burden, quoting from Isaiah 61, as He described His mission to reclaim sinners and to care for the neighbor in need. Many philosophers, notably Henry Drummond, Immanuel Kant, Martin Cohen, Franz Rosenzweig, Martin Buber, and Emmanuel Levinas have elaborated on it (see Kenneth Seeskin’s essay Jewish Philosophy, in The Cambridge Guide, pp. 386-397; also see The Greatest Thing in the
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