In ancient Greek and Roman philosophy this term refers to both feelings and suffering because our superior rational mind suffers from being moved by emotion. Accordingly, passions were viewed as a vice and weakness. Accordingly, ancient moralist viewed passion as the primary evil to overcome similarly to the way modern moralist view selfishness as the fundamental problem of society. The idea that God was without passion (In a theological discussion “love” refers to one’s love for God and neighbor and is often referred to as “charity” or the pure love of God. ... more, anger etc.) was accepted as true by theologians with the increased Hellenization of the ancient a term translated from the Greek word “Ecclesia” which means an assembly called together and is sometime translated as a congregation. A church is... more. See One of the attributes of God taught by Plato that God cannot suffer, and is without body, parts or passions. Greek culture valued reason and viewed pa... more.