And we fall for it every time.
Maybe we need to embrace their words but do what they do: Move the needle of meaning. Maybe we need to have a more fact based hate. There are some things that deserve hatred.
(Amos 5:15 KJV) Hate the evil, and love the good, and establish judgment in the gate: it may be that the LORD God of hosts will be gracious unto the remnant of Joseph.What is worthy of hatred? God hates divorce. How do I know? He said so.
(Malachi 2:16 NAS77) "For I hate divorce," says the LORD, the God of Israel, "and him who covers his garment with wrong," says the LORD of hosts. "So take heed to your spirit, that you do not deal treacherously."And notice that He includes in that hatred the person who causes it to happen. You can’t cop out and say “God hates the sin, not the sinner”. If you want a list then do a little research on your own.
(Proverbs 6:16 KJV) These six things doth the LORD hate: yea, seven are an abomination unto him:The antidote to all the hate in the world is not love, it is information and honesty. It is values based on truth, not emotion. It is measured by the eternal not the contemporary.
Some people and groups deserve hate. Islamic terrorists as well as their syncopates: media terrorists, political terrorists, educational terrorists. These are people who deliberately set out to destroy the innocent and unsuspecting. So the solution is not to be void of hate but be selective in its target.
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