This has affected Coptic Orthodox Christians in particular, as their pope, Shenouda III, has taken his flock on a more conservative path since he became the 116th successor to Saint Mark the Evangelist in 1971.
A steady trickle of Orthodox Copts has joined the evangelicals, who are seen as less laden with heavy ritual, more generous with welfare and more flexible over marriage and divorce.
(I assume that the answer is “deeply so”, but I wanted to float the question anyway.)Thank you in advance for any considered responses.I think it’s safe to say that we love something when it has a lot of meaning for us, or when we really, really, enjoy something – a good restaurant, a movie we really enjoyed, maybe a song, a piece of jewelry, or anything else, we say that we “love” it. We all love our parents, relatives and friends we meet in our lives, which is definitely a kind of love. One day we find ourselves in the presence of someone we find attractive, someone we’d like to get to know more about and be around.We find that we have butterflies in our stomach when we see them, we want to know more about them, and more than anything we really want them to like us back.When this happens, we say that we “have a crush” on this person, or we “like” this person, or we’re “in love with” this person. Even if a person is very attractive, are we just as inclined to want to be in a relationship with them if that person is mean and acts like a jerk?Here is where our question comes in…There’s no doubt that love, to a degree, is an emotional response. We probably don’t have the same feelings for them after that, do we?