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Title: "Do you love yourself?"
Post by: Desert Fox on September 13, 2019, 01:31:10 AM
I had a religious person, Christian, ask me that question and I really did not know how to answer it.
Not sure that it is really a valid question

Thoughts?
Title: Re: "Do you love yourself?"
Post by: arthwollipot on September 13, 2019, 01:35:41 AM
*sings*
The greatest love of all
Is easy to achieve...
Title: Re: "Do you love yourself?"
Post by: Tassie Dave on September 13, 2019, 04:49:10 AM
I love me. I think I'm grand.
I love to sit and hold my hand.
When I grow up I'll marry me
and try and raise a family.


 ;D

It is a silly question. If I was asked that by a random bible basher, I'd probably give a cheeky and rude answer

Title: Re: "Do you love yourself?"
Post by: Noisy Rhysling on September 13, 2019, 05:46:42 AM
I had a religious person, Christian, ask me that question and I really did not know how to answer it.
Not sure that it is really a valid question

Thoughts?
"I have a restraining order. I can't be within 500 feet of myself. If that isn't love I don't what is."
Title: Re: "Do you love yourself?"
Post by: brilligtove on September 13, 2019, 06:47:14 AM
What did they mean my "love" in this case?
Title: Re: "Do you love yourself?"
Post by: 2397 on September 13, 2019, 07:01:18 AM
Presumably it's a sin if you do.

Quote from: Luke 14:26
If anyone comes to me and does not hate his own father and mother and wife and children and brothers and sisters, yes, and even his own life, he cannot be my disciple.
Title: Re: "Do you love yourself?"
Post by: Captain Video on September 13, 2019, 11:14:31 AM
I love myself at least once a day, sometimes more.
Title: Re: "Do you love yourself?"
Post by: Awatsjr on September 13, 2019, 11:51:30 AM
I would say “it depends” and then ask 50 clarifying questions. Start with, “What does that mean, mean, mean?” I look continuously perplexed at their questions and answers.

Ok, so maybe, “let me think about it and get back to you someday.”

Or, yep, good to go.

It’s philosophical mumbo jumbo.
Title: Re: "Do you love yourself?"
Post by: Quetzalcoatl on September 13, 2019, 01:45:14 PM
Sometimes.
Title: Re: "Do you love yourself?"
Post by: John Albert on September 14, 2019, 02:21:11 PM
Seems like a loaded question.
Title: Re: "Do you love yourself?"
Post by: daniel1948 on September 14, 2019, 06:24:23 PM
The Bible says "Love God and your neighbor as yourself." I don't particularly like myself, and if I wasn't me I wouldn't want to spend time with me. But since I'm stuck being me, I make the most of it and have as much fun as I can. These days that mostly means paddling on the ocean and swimming in it. I don't love myself, but I sure love the life I'm leading these days.

I didn't know the whackjobs went around asking people if they loved themselves these days. They always used to ask you if you loved Jesus.

Many, many years ago (30-ish) I had a t-shirt that said NUKE A GODLESS COMMUNIST GAY BABY SEAL FOR CHRIST. I wore it to the park and I was sitting on a bench waiting for a friend when an elderly couple came walking by. They stopped, stared at me for a long minute, and then, obviously unable to parse the words, the woman said in her sweet little-old-lady voice: "Oh. You love the Lord. That's nice." And they turned and continued their walk.

Back then, you were supposed to love God and Jesus. Not yourself.

I never wore that t-shirt again. I donated it to a clothing drive headed to Nicaragua.
Title: Re: "Do you love yourself?"
Post by: Ishmael on September 24, 2019, 11:07:11 AM
I love me long time.
Title: Re: "Do you love yourself?"
Post by: seamas on September 24, 2019, 12:53:54 PM
I had a religious person, Christian, ask me that question and I really did not know how to answer it.
Not sure that it is really a valid question

Thoughts?

One of those questions where the answer hinges on the definition of a word with both uncanny power and vague meaning.
Kinda like "god".
Title: Re: "Do you love yourself?"
Post by: Awatsjr on September 25, 2019, 11:52:40 PM
I love me long time.

In fact, I'm loving me ... right ... now ...
Title: Re: "Do you love yourself?"
Post by: gebobs on October 09, 2019, 11:43:01 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cPd_awQuH4o

"Hi, I'm Terry and I'm going to enjoy myself first." :-)