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Tuesday, 25 February 2020

Love epidemic

There are 2 primal human emotions in life: Love and Fear (my 2016 blog). Both can cause an epidemic or a pandemic. Fear is easy to understand (eg, coronavirus 2019). The global rise of religions, like Christianity and its 610 AD derivative Islam, was like a love epidemic or pandemic.

It's important separating Faith from Religion (my 2016 blog). Faith represents Love for a Supreme Being (eg, Ahura Mazda, Allah, Brahman, God, Yahweh). Religion is a man-made institute and part of the Power dimension in the 7 Belief systems (my 2016 blog). Faith will replace Religion - see my 2018 blog - in the 2019 version of the 7 Belief systems.

I just realised that the forthcoming transformation from Religion to Faith (my 2018 blog) would also qualify as a love epidemic. The surge of religions marked the Age of Pisces (my 2016 blog) while a surge of Faith would be consistent with the "current or forthcoming astrological age" of Aquarius (eg, expansion of consciousness, group consciousness, my 2016 blog).

Early 2018, I wrote my blog Technology, the new Religion. You could argue that our love for technology (eg, gadgets, internet of things) qualifies as another "love" epidemic - or pandemic. The "bowed head tribe" is a Chinese term for people with "their heads lowered, gazing at their phones" (BBC-2016). A bowed head usually implies submission, in this case for Technology.

Perhaps, our "greatest love" still is our love for money (eg, greed). Our love for money has become a pandemic. Money is also one of the three beliefs in the Power dimension of the 7 Belief systems (2016 version, 2019 update). Money always sides with the winner in the Power dimension of the 7 Belief systems (eg, my blogs of 2016 and 2019).

Interestingly, our love for a parliamentary democracy (ie, the belief system Politics) has never really qualified as a pandemic. Best of all, we tolerate Politics in the absence of something better. Now that the benefits of globalism are running out, several countries are experimenting with - the perceived benefits of - nationalism (eg, cultural identity).

In several of my blogs, I have used a 1976 song by Stevie Wonder: Love's in Need of Love today (eg, 1976 song, 2001 song versionWiki). In other words, the world needs a Love epidemic. It’s important to realise that the English word for Love has (at least) 4 different ancient Greek words: agápe (divine love), éros (romantic love), philia (brotherly/sisterly love), and storge (parental love).

"And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love." Corinthians 1:13-13.

Love Epidemic (1975) by The Trammps

Say we're gonna spread the love epidemic 
All around the world 
People, now spread it to every man 
Boy, woman and girl


Note: all markings (bolditalicunderlining) by LO unless stated otherwise.

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