- Feb 4, 2011
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We can stop talking now if you like.orthonorm said:See argument from the meaning of words above.Irini said:So you have experienced the pure quill, the essence of God's love, and you know it to be conditional...on what?orthonorm said:Con-diction is how the more radical meaning would look in English.Irini said:The condition is the Logos?orthonorm said:T
Melodist said:God loves us unconditionally, but our relationship with Him is based on our openness to receive His love and return that love to Him.
Just in virtue of the act of creation, which I think most here would agree was a free act of God even perhaps conditioned by His love, but nevertheless no love exists without condition. In fact, the etymology works quite happily here. For God cannot love without His Word, which after all is what condition radically means.
With His Word (conditionally) God loves.
Really, I can come up with probably twenty other ways to show how unconditional love is something inane and in fact not love at all. Not something hard to do with cliches.
Do you think love is an emotion, or something else?
I'm too tired from long days with no days off and I'm totally procrastinating in my work and I have to be in for an early meeting. We might even agree if we can determine what our set of words mean. I'm not motivated enough to look up diction in the OED to figure out if that's really a root for condition. con=against diction=how one speaks? Es contra la ley. contra punto, au contraire,
What was God's condition?