The Atheist says God is Love

God Is Love

At the end of the summer I took this awesome course about relationships with Matthew and Terces, the founders of Cafe Gratitude (more info about what I took away here, here and here) and one of the coolest things they showed me is that God is love.

I do not consider myself to be a Christian person and I often used to feel uncomfortable at religious gatherings or when people would talk about their concept of God. I have realized how limiting this is. When I do that I miss out on so much inspiration and there is a whole part of existence I cannot connect with.

In any religious passage, I can replace “god” or “jesus” or “allah” or any word like that, with LOVE! I find this very inspiring and uplifting. Here are some example:

Genesis 1:22
God blessed them and said, “Be fruitful and increase in number and fill the water in the seas, and let the birds increase on the earth.”

BECOMES

Love blessed them and said, “Be fruitful and increase in number and fill the water in the seas, and let the birds increase on the earth.”

Psalm 121:7-8
The LORD will keep you from all harm— he will watch over your life; the LORD will watch over your coming and going both now and forevermore.

BECOMES

Love will keep you from all harm— love will watch over your life; Love will watch over your coming and going both now and forevermore.

Psalm 9:9 
The LORD is a refuge for the oppressed, a stronghold in times of trouble.

BECOMES

Love is a refuge for the oppressed, a stronghold in times of trouble.

Regardless of your culture, age, religion or spiritual belief I hope we can all agree that love is a powerful thing. Go forth, love others.

I love you!

xoxox

Jenni

6 thoughts on “The Atheist says God is Love

  1. Slaves, obey your earthly masters with deep respect and fear. Serve them sincerely as you would serve LOVE.
    (Ephesians 6:5)

    or

    The two men said to Lot, “Do you have anyone else here—sons-in-law, sons or daughters, or anyone else in the city who belongs to you? Get them out of here, 13 because we are going to destroy this place. The outcry to the LOVE against its people is so great that LOVE has sent us to destroy it.”
    (Genesis 19:12-13)

    OR

    And she said unto him, My father, if thou hast opened thy mouth unto LOVE, do to me according to that which hath proceeded out of thy mouth; forasmuch as the LOVE hath taken vengeance for thee of thine enemies, even of the children of Ammon.
    (Judges 11:36)

    Love is a powerful thing, but it never should be associated with something as poisonous as religion. The concept of a hell in any context is directly against Love or Forgiveness.
    If God is Love, no one would be hungry or sick.
    If God is Love we would KNOW God in this life.
    I disagree that ANY passage in the Torah/Bible/Quran can be turned into something uplifting, but maybe psychopathic as I illustrated with the passages I chose.

    I vehemently disagree in connecting religious deities like Yahweh and Allah to concepts like Love when the characters are Bi-polar power crazed lunatics with no sense of responsibility.

    We have passed the infancy of the civilization process and we need to put concepts like religion behind us. They are not needed and are halting progress in many areas, like stem cell research and condom usage in Africa or the recent women’s driving ban in Saudi Arabia.

    Love can do work on its own. It doesn’t need to be dragged down by slick religions that hide their evil ideologies.

    Jesus was a cool guy tho, he didn’t do anything wrong… I think.

  2. As evil as Yaweh, El Shaddai, Allah or Jehova is, not everything is evil about him. You don’t have to agree with everything just a few everses

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  4. There is no greater love that God sent his son Jesus to die for us while we were yet sinners. That is LOVE beyond measure and FYI, hell is real too.

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