Ha ha, so you're telling us Jesus didn't really mean it when he said "Love God, love one another, feed the hungry, house the homeless, clothe the destitute, tend the sick, visit the prisoners, look after the poor" ?..
You say doing stuff like that is against "natural human values".
Yes but Jesus wants us to overcome our base ungodly human values, we're not- "brute beasts, creatures of instinct, born only to be caught and destroyed" (2 Peter 2:12)
No, I am saying nothing out of the top of my head. I am just pointing to you the Logic that Jesus had in mind. To go literal with these things, you will be working against the nature of human being. One cannot force him or herself to love. Love happens. I did not say that exercising charity is against natural human values. But one does not do "stuff like that" out of love to another as one loves himself. That's impossible. Do you do "stuff like that?" No. Does it mean you are a "brute beast, creature of instinct, born only to be caught and destroyed?" Of course not! These things are found on the paper only. Reality is quite something else.
Edited by Ben Masada, 28 January 2013 - 06:40 PM.