Posted: Jul 24, 2013 8:33 pm
by Stein
Clive Durdle wrote:
Leviticus 19:18 Thou shalt not avenge, nor bear any grudge against the children of thy people, but thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself: I [am] the LORD

And who were that group who looked in detail at all the sayings and concluded....

You're being entirely inattentive -- how convenient.

Refraining from avenging wrongs versus pro-actively loving those who are one's enemies are totally different things. I even said as much in my post. Furthermore, this Leviticus saying is generally addressing feuds among one's own people, not behavior aimed entirely at the "other". Hence, "love thy neighbor" here, NOT "Love your enemies".