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Old 09-16-2011, 07:00 PM
 
Location: Logan Township, Minnesota
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I believe the primary cause of hatred is ignorance people tend to fear what they don't understand and this fear manifests itself as hatred.

However there is a concept of justified hatred that runs counter to this rule, in which the more a person knows the more justified the hatred is.
Things such as child Molestation, Greed, Abuse, Prejudice.

Are there really things we are justified in hating or is it simply our inability to understand it? Does our hatred lessen with knowledge? Are there things and people we Really should hate?
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Old 09-16-2011, 07:07 PM
 
Location: Blankity-blank!
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Hatred is only righteous and justified when god says to hate. Just ask the people who hate.
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Old 09-16-2011, 07:17 PM
 
Location: Victoria, BC.
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Hatred is only righteous and justified when god says to hate. Just ask the people who hate.
Is it coincidence that people who read the holy books hate the things their holy books tell them to hate?
Hate, if it is an emotion is one that I have never felt.

You do not need the Bible to justify love, but no better tool has been invented to justify hate. - Richard A. Weatherwax
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Old 09-16-2011, 07:20 PM
 
Location: Log home in the Appalachians
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You pose an interesting question Woodrow. Hatred is a human emotion and a singular emotion. You give an example of certain acts that are heinous in most societies and I do believe that some acts should be hated. It is possible to hate the act but not the person who commits the act and there have been many examples of that in the past. I do believe that our hatred does lessen our knowledge to the point that we would not endeavour to find out more about the particular act or person or persons that our hatred is directed to. Personally I hate the act of child molestation, greed, abuse and prejudice but I have found that if you hate the person or persons committing such acts you lose the chance of possibly educating them not to do the hated acts. So yes I would say we are justifiable in hating the acts but not in hating the person or persons committing them.
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Old 09-16-2011, 07:24 PM
 
Location: Logan Township, Minnesota
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Hatred is only righteous and justified when god says to hate. Just ask the people who hate.
Sadly too often people do justify their hate with the belief God(swt) has required them to hate some things.

I see this as a frequent cop-out to avoid learning.

But I do believe God(swt) requires us to hate a few things, even fewer people. I think we should hate actions that are harmful and if a person continues those actions even knowing their actions are harmful they are worthy of being hated. Although so far I have not personally met a single person I feel commanded to hate. I have heard of a few such as Hitler, Vlad the Impaler, Attila the Hun etc. But even those I do not know for certain if I am required to hate them.
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Old 09-16-2011, 07:43 PM
 
Location: City-Data Forum
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I believe the primary cause of hatred is ignorance people tend to fear what they don't understand and this fear manifests itself as hatred.

However there is a concept of justified hatred that runs counter to this rule, in which the more a person knows the more justified the hatred is.
Things such as child Molestation, Greed, Abuse, Prejudice.

Are there really things we are justified in hating or is it simply our inability to understand it? Does our hatred lessen with knowledge? Are there things and people we Really should hate?
Well, in my experience, I have never hated the corrupt too much, mostly I have pitied them. They don't need hate, they need help! Even the very psychopaths who do not understand the importance of others, simply need to understand that they themselves are also "others". There are those, however, with mental disabilities who could never be fixed except with brain surgery or chemical intakes. I believe hatred evolved so that societies could remove those whom were a "cancer" to society. Those who were only a burden to the "hive" if you will.
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Old 09-16-2011, 07:48 PM
 
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I do agree that people tend to fear what they don't understand...but I do not beleive that that fear turns into hatred....how can we hate what we don't know?..I also do not believe that anyone can require anyone else to hate...I believe hatred is a very personal thing,and many times justifyable......but NEVER righteous.
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Old 09-16-2011, 07:51 PM
 
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I believe the primary cause of hate is self-preservation. People are lazy...hating is easy.
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Old 09-16-2011, 07:54 PM
 
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gabfest...I think it would be very, very hard to hate ...not easy at all
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Old 09-16-2011, 07:56 PM
 
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gabfest...I think it would be very, very hard to hate ...not easy at all
Congratulations you've obviously actualized above level one.
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