Posted by ESC on April 05, 2004
In Reply to: Indifference posted by ESC on April 05, 2004
: : : : I am interested in finding out if any one knows who said "The opposite of love is not hate, it is use." My philosphy teacher told us that if we could find out who said that quote that we could have 10 bonus points on our next test, which is this Wednesday (4/7). I have been searching on the Internet for hours and can only come up with "The opposite of love is not hate it is indifference." I am starting to wonder if he got the quote messed up. Any help would be appreciated.
: : : : Renee
: : : Who said "The opposite of love is not hate, it is use."??
: : : The correct answer is: your philosophy teacher said it.
: : I will look in my quote books this evening. It's no fair if it is something your teacher heard on TV.
: So far, I've found what you found.
: "The opposite of love is not hate, it's indifference.
: The opposite of art is not ugliness, it's indifference.
: The opposite of faith is not heresy, it's indifference.
: And the opposite of life is not death, it's indifference."
: Elie Weisel (1928-) in U.S. News and World Report, 17 October 1986.
Mike Scherschligt, father of five, teaches theology of the body each spring at the St. Lawrence Center in Lawrence. The course is based on 129 homilies of Pope John Paul II. He believes NFP is the only morally acceptable option for Catholics.
"The true meaning of sex is intricately bound [up] in the true meaning of life - that we are made in the image and likeness of God and make visible God's invisible mystery, that he is love," Scherschligt said.
"God designed our body to express our soul, and sex is the body language that expresses the wedding vows and the love of the Trinity," Scherschligt said. "If we want to find happiness, sex has to be truly giving - a total gift of self. The opposite of love is use."
"Mortal Sin occurs when we paratke in sin that seperates us from God, namely, the Ten Commandments. When talking about chastity, remember what JP II says, "The opposite of Love is use." Also keep in mind that lust is a selfish act that aims to please yourself or another, Love is God, and Love seeks to serve only Him."