Imagine you were Søren Kierkegaard, the Danish existentialist. Then there would be nothing confusing about the remark: “Love your neighbor as yourself.”
In a letter to his fiancée, Regine Olsen, Kierkegaard wrote, “Freedom is the element of love.”
Love presupposes freedom.
All those who are free can love.
Freedom is liberation from something that is obstructive: hatred or ignorance.
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