Sunday, May 31, 2015

Hatred v. Love

A quick thought on this early Sunday morning.  There are others, but as I mentioned before, they seem to get lost sometimes.  But I wanted to post on this one, because if you are going to argue with someone who will pull out that accusation, you need a response to it.

I try to use reason when I can.  However, reason often falls short.  As a matter of fact, it seems to happen almost all the time.  So, it's kinda hard to stick with it because force "works" better in the real world.

Anyway, let's get the show on the road, so to speak.  My first thought of the day is like this: you've heard it said that "love is blind".  My thought is that hatred is also blind.  While love is blind to another's faults, hatred is blind to another's virtues.  A person who hates cannot find anything good in another, whereas someone who loves cannot find anything bad.  Both hatred and love, then, are blind.  It is just a matter of what one is blind to.

One who brands another as a "hater" is blind to his own faults, and may well be blind to opponent's virtues.  It is also true that an opponent may be totally lacking in any virtue at all.  I'd say such a person would be a person who knows what the truth is, but is willfully committed to denying it or covering it up.

Truth is the gold standard.  If you are going to hate, then let it be just.  You might be more indulgent with your loves.

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