Love is a Religious Problem

Love is a Religious Problem


So there’s a great
line that says that sex is a disappointing
answer to life’s riddle and that love is ultimately
a religious problem. What we hope to get with love is
what we failed to get with God. Once we dispensed with God,
or once Nietzsche told us that God is dead, we needed
something else to believe in. And so now we deify the other. When in love, they
are like the wind. They are our salvation. She becomes the sun. What we really hope to gain
from love is completion. It’s transcendence. It’s immortality now. It’s stepping off
that people mover that’s carrying everyone
else towards death. It’s transcending
the human condition. By merging with an
incarnation of the divine, we might be saved too. Ultimately when we fall
in love, it’s a prayer. It’s a sacrifice. We give ourselves and hope
that this beam of light will save us from
our animal condition. We can dispense from
being gods with anuses and being just gods. You know, the whole purpose
of the human condition is to leave our animality behind
and become the symbolic beings, the self-creating
beings that we are, this recursive self-aware,
self-creating consciousness that is constantly
scripting, and rewriting, and editing its own
subjective unfolding as mind, mind constantly trumping matter. We can sense the divine
within ourselves. We see the divine within
ourselves, the namaste. And we just reach out and
try to get it from the other. And perhaps the impulse to
find salvation in the other is a mistake. And perhaps the answer is
in our creativity instead. I don’t know, just a thought.

36 Replies to “Love is a Religious Problem”

  1. I love this guy, he really makes me appreciate life more . Thank You for making these videos that uplifts many's days. I Love your videos, cant stop watching them. 

  2. I don't agree that love is a religious problem but it is a solution to the human condition. And can only be resolved by marriage, and having an understanding of marriage; because it is through marriage that we can understand love. Hence if God is love, according to the Bible, we are all loved. And the fact that we can still care and love each other is also the fact that he still exist, and very involved in human life. We just have to seek Him out or seek love in order to love and be loved, because He is the very essence of love.

  3. I don't think you have felt yourself loving God to understand that you don't need to love another human as God has fulfilled your need of love already…

  4. I guess this Idea is in all thinks. Gödel's proofs with the Incompleteness theorems that Math is a religion. So we say that everything can be seen by religion.

  5. I think It's more of like because we failed at being perfect we seek another person to fulfill our needs/desires cuz humans we are so afraid to die alone and to be alone we are afraid to be forgotten we just can't accept this idea of being nothing and not getting attention not feeling alive, and expect love to be the answer

  6. The human condition is loneliness, that the the sorrow that plagues every human. And they try to fill the void with many things, money, fame, prestige, having children senselessly, etc.. But they still end up lonely. Few are the ones who find true love. And, mind you, this love is not necessarily sexual.

  7. I loved the fact that Jason spoke about divinity in all of us. Hinduism preaches that there is no evil. The good and bad both exist within us. Its the divinity which we are here to explore in this life (choosing good over evil) and the ultimate aim of life is to attain Nirvana or immortality. That's what Buddha attained in his life. Only a man without desire can truly achieve that. Only he is capable of giving true love, of absolute surrender, because he is not expecting anything in return. Namaste!!

  8. JASOOOOOOOOOON!!! WHY DON'T YOU DOUBLE YOUR VIDEOS IN SPANISH para los que necesitan escuchar esta pieza de arte en español!

  9. It hurts watching this… Because I just had my heart broken and I've been trying to get over it. I need to fix myself.

  10. Yes, Jason, but why do we have to realise the fact that love is only a spiritual problem? Can't we just live it off to the best until the end of our days? Even if not, I will. Period.

  11. Love is the answer. You are the question. The way you live your life is your solution… you must find your way to implement 'the answer of love' in your universe so that when you die there is more love in the universe than there was before.

  12. love is the saturation of our senses and God was the saturation of our understanding .. since our understanding has grown, we've started not to accept god as the limit of our understanding

  13. فيديو جميل جدا و البرنامج Shots of awe رائع جدا …. ف البداية عندما سمعت إسم البرنامج تساْلت عن سبب ورود كلمة Awe لكن بعدما شاهد بضعة حلقات فهمت هههههه….. شكرا

  14. The music though… It makes me want to kill myself… Not that it's bad… It's just seriously depressing… Seriously… seriously…

    ReadThinkKillYourselfOrDon't

  15. It answers the question I have for a long. "Why do people fail in relationship even if it was based on love ?" . Cause their expectations from that love was too damn high.

  16. The problem I have with atheists is best described by this idiotic one here in this video. You guys seem to think that love is a "problem" because it makes you "weak", or shows the problem of human frailty. Love isn't a problem. We exist because of love. Love has nothing to do with propagating the human species. If this was true, then please explain why I fell in love with another man. And if you claim that homosexuality is a "genetic failure", like Ann Coulter says, I will bitch slap you into the same time zone I will do to the bigots that you atheists claim that you are more intelligent than! No, love exists because we are made by a loving God, who guides us to our own "heavens" or "hells" by giving us the choices that makes us into either loving angels, or hateful demons. Yes, the universe seems to be out to get rid of us, therefore making it look like that there's no God. But think of how a caterpillar must literally FIGHT its way to becoming a butterfly. We are the same. This world, this existence, is our chrysalis, and the trials of life and eventual death, are the forces that gives us our strong wings to fly away. We think that only days of sunshine will make life perfect. If that was true, then why aren't there anything growing in the Sahara?

    I didn't want to be gay. I never would have chosen this, and not because of religion that was forced upon me since I was born. But I literally thank God for making me this way because I know that I wouldn't be anything like the loving, caring man that I am now, nor would I have even met my now late boyfriend.

    I love you, Raleigh, baby. And I'll be with you again soon. And we'll finally go on that bowling date that we were going to have. <3

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