Single Idea 8139

[catalogued under 29. Religion / D. Religious Issues / 1. Religious Commitment / a. Religious Belief]

Full Idea

Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him.

Gist of Idea

If you love the world, then you do not love the Father


St John (23: First Epistle of John [c.90], 2.15)

Book Reference

Cooper,David E.: 'Heidegger' [Claridge 1996], p.590

A Reaction

This strikes me as an essentially wicked teaching, and one step on the road to suicide. The rejection of life is the worst aspect of all religions - surely it is obvious that we should try to make the best of life, not turn our backs on it?