Originally posted by ...and justice for some
So myself being totally human love my girlfriend unconditionally and very much. so do you think if i was to bitten by any type and changed into a
vampire i would loose that?
This is going to be probably more than you wanted for an answer, but there is no short good answer to that.
I would say that as a human, that which gives you the capacity to love unconditionally is your "soul." (I use the word loosely, there are better
terms but for this discussion I think it will suffice.) I think all of our "souls" are sort of what God or the Divine breathed into the dust to make
it human and alive. (Again, very loose and sticking with Christian terminology because most of us know it, Christian or not) So, in essence, your
"soul" is like Gods breath, it is an instance or aspect of the Divine itself, it is your natural immortality that survives the body.
A vampire, then, would be someone who has "died" and that soul or Divine gift has fled the body. But, the mind, and the body remain "undead."
Not alive, but not dead either. However this form of "immortality" living as "undead," comes at the expense of the immortality conveyed by ones
soul, that part of one that connects it to the Divine. In the other form of immortality, that conveyed by the Divine or God, you may have lost your
body, and your memories that were stored in the mind at death, but the essence of "you" your soul, would have gone on. To what, is up for debate.
The vampire is so attached to the body and mind, they will not risk that transition, and so the soul is given up. But with it, all of the qualities
we attribute to being Divine. Love, compassion, humanity.
What remains is only hunger. That which loses its connection to the Divine is unbearably hungry for that connection again, but can never again have
it, and so it seeks to fill that hunger with the things it CAN have. The pleasures of the flesh. Drinking the blood of others is in a sense trying
to replace that essence that was lost, that soul that was traded to remain the same forever. To gain for some small moment that feeling of fullness
that only ones soul can ever provide. However, even if the vampire gets some small taste of that connection again while feeding, it is fleeting. And
so it must kill again and again.
So the short answer is "No." Your love for your girlfriend would not survive your becoming a vampire in my opinion. (And it is just an opinion, I
am sure others will disagree) because the part of you that CAN love, the part of you that was a gift from whatever deity or Divinity you might believe
in, was given back to that Divinity when you "died" and became a vampire. What is left is not truly you. It has all your memories. Your body. But
none of the essence or soul that made you truly