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True Love

Postby johanabrahams » Tue May 09, 2017 4:44 pm

Brothers sisters and children

If such exist then what is true Love?

Is it beneficial or just a vague idea . . .maybe one coming from a God?

Can we really know true love and even more . . .can it be lived . . .or is it just an idea which many try to find . . . and never find.

So then . . .if we can find resolution in the quality of Life with it . . .where can we find it.

Maybe God is the answer?

But does He care to answer us?

Love Johan

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Re: True Love

Postby Matthew Ellard » Thu May 11, 2017 2:26 am

johanabrahams wrote:Brothers sisters and children. If such exist then what is true Love? Is it beneficial or just a vague idea . . .maybe one coming from a God? Can we really know true love and even more . . .can it be lived . . .or is it just an idea which many try to find . . . and never find. So then . . .if we can find resolution in the quality of Life with it . . .where can we find it. Maybe God is the answer? But does He care to answer us?

Love Johan


No thank you. We already have one Christian troll called Angel, who posts incoherent rubbish about "god" on our forum. We don't need another.

Please also note that this is a science forum where you are required to offer supporting scientific evidence for your claims. As you are posting unsupported religious propaganda you are simply wasting your time and our time.

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Re: True Love

Postby Poodle » Thu May 11, 2017 5:11 am

Door to door salespersons. Will we ever see the last of them?

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Re: True Love

Postby ElectricMonk » Thu May 11, 2017 8:49 am

Personally, I prefer:

I can't Believe It's Not True LoveTM

- costs much less in the long run.
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Re: True Love

Postby OlegTheBatty » Thu May 11, 2017 6:39 pm

johanabrahams wrote:Maybe God is the answer?


Neurotransmitters is the answer.

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Postby scrmbldggs » Thu May 11, 2017 7:26 pm

. . .where can we find it

Welcome to SNL, Johan.
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Re: True Love

Postby Lance Kennedy » Fri May 12, 2017 1:15 am

The psychology of love is interesting, though. Incredible individual variation. If we look at male/female erotic love, it varies from ho hum to total obsession.

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Re: True Love

Postby ElectricMonk » Fri May 12, 2017 10:13 am

Pinker has some cool ideas about Love being the Mutually Assured Destruction of partnership signaling: by declaring (with sincerity) that we will love the other forever and ever no matter what, we show that we are long-term mates: we are truly madly in love if we stay with our spouse even when there is an objectively superior alternative available.
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Re: True Love

Postby bobbo_the_Pragmatist » Fri May 12, 2017 6:32 pm

Well, being a victim of true love myself putting it on par with any other para normal experiences....I think it was mostly some kind of biological hormonal thing. Psychologically, I like the explanation that one is "in love" with one's own perception or desire or hopes and dreams that is only represented by the other person.

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Re: True Love

Postby Confidencia » Thu Sep 14, 2017 1:16 pm

johanabrahams wrote:Brothers sisters and children

If such exist then what is true Love?


True love is dispassionate awareness, having boundless affection for your creation, loving others as you love yourself; being love itself is true love.

Is it beneficial or just a vague idea . . .maybe one coming from a God?


It depends on how you look at it. As a whole the benefits are limitless. But for as long as you mistake it for a token gesture, a word on the tip of you tongue it will remain a concept, a vague idea or even a philosophy that will seem far beyond the reach of your comprehension. If you do not love yourself totally; that means loving all the bits about you that you love to hate, then how can you love the others? If you are looking to benefit in some way or another then it is not love you seek but self gratification.

Can we really know true love and even more . . .can it be lived . . .or is it just an idea which many try to find . . . and never find.


Unless you get rid of the idea that you have of yourself you will never know it or be able to live it. The person you take yourself to be is not what you are in reality. Find out what you are in reality first then you'll find that your question to knowing what true love is will also be answered.

So then . . .if we can find resolution in the quality of Life with it . . .where can we find it.


In yourself of course. Without loving yourself first you cannot truely love anybody else, you cannot give what have not got yourself.

Maybe God is the answer?


God is only an idea in your mind. It is better to look at things as they are in reality rather than how they appear in your mind. You cannot solve problems that are created in the mind on the level of the mind, you have to look beyond it for a resolution. You cannot change your circumstances but you can change your attitude towards them. In turn this will reflect on the appearance of life.

But does He care to answer us?


The question is do you care enough to listen - to see that there is a need for change is already a start in the right direction. Unless you are interested what can be done? God has his own problems but he could certainly do with some help.

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Re: True Love

Postby bobbo_the_Pragmatist » Thu Sep 14, 2017 6:52 pm

bobbo_the_Pragmatist wrote:Well, being a victim of true love myself putting it on par with any other para normal experiences....I think it was mostly some kind of biological hormonal thing. Psychologically, I like the explanation that one is "in love" with one's own perception or desire or hopes and dreams that is only represented by the other person.

Only slightly sad to be back to normal. If goddidit...just another reason to speak against him/her/it.

Wow. Rereading the thread, I am struck by how good my own comment was and is. Saw some show on tv last night about how oxytocin floods the womans brain during childbirth "causing" her to bond with her kiddie. Like I said much better: some hormonal thing.

Hormones aren't rational. Sad that.
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Re: True Love

Postby Gawdzilla Sama » Thu Sep 14, 2017 7:25 pm

Hey guys, don't mess with the Johan.
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Re: True Love

Postby Phoenix76 » Sun Sep 17, 2017 11:00 am

Gawdzilla Sama wrote:Hey guys, don't mess with the Johan.


Why not GS. He's messing with us!

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Re: True Love

Postby Gawdzilla Sama » Sun Sep 17, 2017 11:13 am

Phoenix76 wrote:
Gawdzilla Sama wrote:Hey guys, don't mess with the Johan.


Why not GS. He's messing with us!

"Don't mess with the Zohan" is a movie.
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