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All you need is love?

By Graham Young - posted Wednesday, 7 April 2021


The Aquarian version of love hinges on total acceptance of anyone and everything, at the same time as it brutally tries to eliminate anyone, or anything, that might question it.

So any system based on a belief in truth, with systems which attempt to be objective, and which exercises any form of judgment of, or over, individuals, or groups, is the enemy as it is incompatible with incoherent empathy, masquerading as love.

It just so happens that truth, objectivity and judgment are features of every successful modern society, and spring directly not just from the enlightenment, but from the fusion of Greco-Roman culture with Jewish culture which we know as Christianity.

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So our culture is the enemy of the Aquarian post-modern progressive one.

At Easter, I think it is worth dwelling on the Christian idea of agape, as an anti-dote to the postmodern "love".

For a start, God's love is judgmental. If you go back to the quote from John's gospel there are two types in the world – those who "believe in him [Jesus]" and those who don't. It's only the first group who will "have eternal life". The other group will perish (and what that means is put into context in over a hundred verses in phrases like "eternal torment").

We all know the verse "Judge not, lest you yourself be judged", but it doesn't mean don't judge, it means you will be held to the same standards as you hold other people when you do judge.

If you were truly to love someone you would want them to be the best person that they can be, and unless you are dealing with someone already perfect, that means there are things they need to change, and what and how is a judgment call.

So the Christian version of love doesn't involve acceptance, meaning "I affirm you as you are", it means acceptance as in "I'll be your friend, whatever your behaviours, but I hope that you will change, and I will try to demonstrate how you might".

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There's no coercion in this concept. If someone doesn't change, they will suffer consequences, but they have freewill, which must be respected.

Israel Folau enunciated this version in his defence of his posting of a verse from Romans condemning homosexuality, amongst other behaviours, but the mob had no idea that you can "hate the sin and love the sinner".

Aquarian love doesn't accept the concept of consequences, and it rejects the importance of free will. At the extreme it says we are all creatures of our environment, and we have no freewill. It is others that must change, not us, and if we want to effect change in us, then the system must be changed. Hence the calls to dismantle "systemic racism" because if I don't achieve what I think I'm entitled to achieve, then it must be the system's, or society's, fault. Society is wrong, I'm not, and those who constructed that society are the enemy. And so love is transformed into hate.

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Graham Young is chief editor and the publisher of On Line Opinion. He is executive director of the Australian Institute for Progress, an Australian think tank based in Brisbane, and the publisher of On Line Opinion.

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