I don’t believe in love as much as I don’t believe in any other irrational bullshit people spew. I don’t understand why so much hostility over something I don’t believe in?
I think romantic love is like mein kampf. It’s used to justify committing genocide against those who simply don’t give shit. If we rationally plan our reproductive strategy along money, genetic quality, and things that actually make sense, then it’s illegal because it’s not “love”.
Don’t look at the context when the stuff is written. Look at the context of political interests now when the religion is actually practiced. That fits the dot most.
Should we drink alcohol? In the context of christian mongols that love beer, they would gladly show that Jesus’ first miracle is producing alcohol and enjoy the fact that drinking alcohol is part of a holy sacrament.
Obviously the puritan in US have very different view.