Are hats good? Should we allow the censorship of hat speech?


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.




No. We should only censor threats.


That might be hard as the censors might not know if it is serious or not.




The Supreme Court defined it pretty well. If you shout “gun” when there are cops around but no one has a gun or “fire” in a crowded theater when there is not fire or attempt to agitate protestors to riot then yes, that may be censored. But if it’s not in the heat of the moment like that then no, though it is grounds for revoking a weapons lisence, survallance warrant, etc.


Censorship is gay.


Understatement of the century


Good point but —

It cannot be censored till after the words are said that cause the disruption.

Even that is more of a punishment than a censoring unless a gag order is also put into place.



Indeed. That term does not say half of it thought.



True, fair enough