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Love as World Religion? posted 05 January 2007 in Philosophy DiscussionLove as World Religion? by avatar_of_existence, Peralogue

A while ago I was in a World Religion class with a teacher who described religion as follows: "A system of beliefs, rituals, myths, and symbols that bring meaning to a community of believers." This is built from recollection and may be missing pieces, but the idea is still clear. I brought to his attention that Love fits into this category and spans all cultures. His response was "I tell all my students that I'm an atheist, but when asked if I believe in anything I tell them 'I believe in Love'".
So is Love, then, the religion of Humanity? Perhaps Love is he the one private religion, it's system being highly adaptable from one person to the next. What role does love play in your life?
Your thoughts please. view post


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