Is hate good? Should we allow the censorship of hate speech?

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Is hate good? Should we allow the censorship of hate speech?

1 Thessalonians 5:21 Test all things; hold fast what is good.
Proverbs 3:12 For whom the Lord loveth he correcteth; even as a father the son in whom he delighteth.

God seems to think correcting hateful thoughts or actions is good and correction often times includes showing hate for what is though or done.

I have tested the notions of and concepts of hate and love and find both to be quite useful.

There is a time to love and a time to hate even in these days where Google and others who control the net are actively censoring us?

Should we allow ourselves to hate and speak against those things that deserve to be hated or should we allow the censors to muzzle us?

Are censors coming to take away our freedom of speech if it has a hate component?

"First they came for the Jews, but I did nothing because I'm not a Jew. Then they came for the socialists, but I did nothing because I'm not a socialist. Then they came for the Catholics, but I did nothing because I'm not a Catholic. Finally, they came for me, but by then there was no one left to help me." – Pastor Father Niemoller (1946)”

"Censorship reflects society's lack of confidence in itself. It is a hallmark of an authoritarian regime." - Supreme Court Justice Potter Stewart

Does hate serve a good purpose for us?

For evil to grow, all good people who know what to hate need do is allow censorship and the end of freedom of speech.

Regards
DL
 

johnflesh

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Hate is not good. Censorship won't stop anything. If anything and at the very least: speech grants us the chance to understand a person - and avoid them if they are hateful blathering idiots.

A quote from your OP:

For evil to grow, all good people who know what to hate need do is allow censorship and the end of freedom of speech.
This doesn't make any sense. Can you elaborate on what you mean by this?
 
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Hate is bad, censorship is worse.
Was the hate against slavery in the North against the South, that ended slavery in the U.S. bad?

Was the hate of sitting in the back of the bus that ended segregation bad?

Was the hate toward Hitler that moved us to not let him win WWII bad?

Even the scriptures tell us that there is a time to love as well as a time to hate. Are they wrong and bad as well?

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DL
 

Rev. Hellh0und

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Was the hate against slavery in the North against the South, that ended slavery in the U.S. bad?

Was the hate of sitting in the back of the bus that ended segregation bad?

Was the hate toward Hitler that moved us to not let him win WWII bad?

Even the scriptures tell us that there is a time to love as well as a time to hate. Are they wrong and bad as well?

Regards
DL


yes, hate is a wasted emotion. if you can dispatch with a problem without the hate, you are a little more enlightened.
 
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Hate is not good. Censorship won't stop anything. If anything and at the very least: speech grants us the chance to understand a person - and avoid them if they are hateful blathering idiots.

A quote from your OP:

This doesn't make any sense. Can you elaborate on what you mean by this?
On your first, please answer the questions I just put in the post above.

My quote indicates that if you are a good person, you will have a healthy and well placed hate against those things you think are evil, like the issues in the list of questions I just asked you to have a look at.

Regards
DL
 
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yes, hate is a wasted emotion. if you can dispatch with a problem without the hate, you are a little more enlightened.
Strange that you would think hate a wasted emotion when it is born of love, which automatically causes us to hate anything that would jeopardize that which we love.

We live in a dualistic world and yet you do not recognize that Yin/love, cannot exist without Yang/hate to compliment it.

Our instincts know it.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8LIb22-5Lwg

[video=youtube;8LIb22-5Lwg]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8LIb22-5Lwg[/video]

Regards
DL
 

Rev. Hellh0und

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Strange that you would think hate a wasted emotion when it is born of love, which automatically causes us to hate anything that would jeopardize that which we love.

We live in a dualistic world and yet you do not recognize that Yin/love, cannot exist without Yang/hate to compliment it.

Our instincts know it.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8LIb22-5Lwg

[video=youtube;8LIb22-5Lwg]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8LIb22-5Lwg[/video]

Regards
DL



"Inside of me there are two dogs. One of the dogs is mean and evil.
The other dog is good. The mean dog fights the good dog, all of the
time." When asked which dog wins, he reflected for a moment and
replied "The one I feed the most.


One is hate, the other is love. I prefer to feed the good dog.