Here’s what went through my mind this time.
Hatred is lazy.
First let me say there are things that absolutely, unquestionably are worthy of hate. Rape, murder, Adolph Hitler and many other clearly evil acts and people are a fact of life in our imperfect world and hatred for them is completely justified. However, hate most often is a response to our lack of understanding.
We tell ourselves that if it doesn’t make sense to us then it is wrong, immoral, or in some other way worthy of our animosity.
The confusion and fear created by the inability to predict the behavior of something we don’t grasp creates discomfort we feel a need to escape. Just as we turn on the furnace when the house gets cold, eat when we get hungry, and drink when we get thirsty, so we resent concepts we can’t wrap our minds
Is hate lazy? Yes, I think it is. I think we hate in order to avoid the hard work and pain that inevitably accompanies self-examination. What do you think?