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Do you know what Apathy is, Brothers sisters?
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yeh
do you?
I know,




http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apathy
http://www.newworldencyclopedia.org/entry/Apathy
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Do you know what Apathy is, Brothers sisters?
Apathy (apatheia) was held to be the highest virtue by St. John Climacus and St. Evagrius the Solitary, and others.
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Apathy (apatheia) was held to be the highest virtue by St. John Climacus and St. Evagrius the Solitary, and others.


-You are kind, Qoeleth.

Ah, Qoeleth!

My thoughts were just the following:
God would love to make a very happy life for human when He created human kind, and in this world, only human are important, all the things besides human are not important, if you paint in a paper , that you can paint human kind in many single point, you only can see that, and all other things, like house, table, and chair all human made them.


No. In old Testament at old times, God spoke to human sometimes face to face. Ever since the days human have turned aside from God commandment and have not kept them. in Exodus 21:15 'Whoever strikes father or mother shall be put to death.'
God is human's Father, human did not abey God , the insult pain is same as strike.

inGenesis 3:
"about which I commanded you, “You shall not eat of it”,
cursed is the ground because of you;
in toil you shall eat of it all the days of your life;
18 thorns and thistles it shall bring forth for you;
and you shall eat the plants of the field.
19 By the sweat of your face
you shall eat bread
until you return to the ground,
for out of it you were taken;
you are dust,
and to dust you shall return.’


but since then human have living an unhappy life. And lonely, see this man's pain and lost:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oi1UunggOAs


only by God grace:
John 3:16 ‘For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him may not perish but may have eternal life.


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Is "Apathy" bad?



Believe me, Brothers sisters, I understand that Apathy should not exist in human emotions.



Do not think that "Hate" is the opposite of "Love".

Apathy is the opposite of love.



Imagine a circle starting from deeply love to much love to some love to a little love to a bit hate to lots of hate to not hate to a bit hate and then back to love and etc. etc.



Look at the "Love, Hate, Apathy" ! Imagine if white was a color. Love is white color, hate is black color, apathy is a empty translucent hole that no matter what colour you pour inside, it will never change. And Love itself, which if you put a drop of black color in it, it becomes clear to see the changes in color, and for black you put a drop of white it merely retains most of the same black colour. You need to put lots of white in black to change it's color to white. This means that hate needs lots of love to change to love. But Apathy is colorless. Consider what our religion be which enjoins on us love even for our enemies, purifies our souls from hatred, and only love.



1John 4:19 "We love because he first loved us."




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