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11/06/2013

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SJ

Why would you want to turn eros into agape? Are you talking about lovers who break up? I'm confused.

Kevin

Sorry for the confusion. The point: once you find pure eros with another, nothing short of pure eros with that specific other will ever suffice. Each of you will always be in "love" (eros) with the other no matter how many barriers you throw in the path. I doubt that many "want" to convert eros into agape, but sometimes the exercise of eros is thwarted. In that case, can agape replace eros? I think not. Once in eros, always in eros, is my conclusion. The lovers will always be in love, if the eros is pure. On the other hand, if the two "lovers" did not share true "eros," then perhaps the transformation is possible.

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