I would like to sincerely apologise to any who read the post as it was written.Originally Posted by vinod
It was not my intention to suggest that Love is God's gift to Christians.
It was certainly not my intention to suggest that love is not experienced by Muslims.
I know a number of Muslim couples and the love they feel for each other is very evident.
Clumsy writing can create distasteful impressions. To suggest either of these things would be and is quite distasteful. I can only ask that you accept my assurance that this was not my intent.
I am very sorry to everyone.
Love is God's gift to all mankind.
The devotion that domestic animals, generally dogs, cats only love themselves, can show toward their owners, is a feature of their social instincts. Dogs exist within a social structure defined by their innate instinct. Domestic dogs regard their owner in the same way as a wild dog would regard the pack leader.
Animals have little choice over how they live. Humans do as clearly indicated by the wide variation of social structure that different human societies enjoy.
My point was to indicate that, for Christians, love is a very spiritual experience. We get married when we love someone and they love us.
For Muslims, marriages are arranged, within boundaries. They hope that love will develop later.
opticyclic has a long term relationship with this girl. That relationship is based upon who he is.
He should ask this girl to marry him because she clearly likes him for who he is.
To convert to Islam will change who he is.
To try to change her religion is declaring that he doesn't like her as she is. It is also unchristian.
From what he has said, there is real love between them. They should marry, they will produce children in an atmosphere of love, their differences will compliment.
Hopefully, though this may be stretching hope a bit, those children will grow up with the best values of Christians and the best values of Muslims.
The world could do with such wonderful people.