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I can't help but think that Richard was looking my way when he wrote:
Consider that hate has never "eaten away" at anyone. I'll tell you what eats away, and that's guilt. So does living a contradiction. If you feel guilty for hating something that ought not be approached any other way, then you ought not feel guilty about hating him, her, them or it. If you do, then you have the added burden of living a contradiction, i.e., feelings of guilt over something natural and right.
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Or maybe I overestimate my own importance and it's just coincidence. In either case, he makes a good point.

What I wrote about was not hate, it was outrage. They are different. He's right, living with a contradiction is what "eats away". Outrage is an impulse to act, and to act immediately, decisively. When it cannot be so acted upon, there's your contradiction.

Richard is exactly right that hatred is the proper reaction to such things as both he and I write about. Anything short of hatred would be so inappropriate as to be immoral. In this world filled with such actions by such people, a rational man has no choice but to live every day filled with hate. But you can't live every day with hot outrage. This kind of day-in, day-out hatred can only keep if it is kept cold.

Very cold.

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HATE IS LIKE INGESTING POISON AND EXPECTING SOMEONE ELSE TO DIE
"NOT ORIGINAL" UNATTRIBUTED PREACHER

Posted by Preacher at Monday, February 13, 2006 09:51 AM

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