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.