Love is more dangerous than hatred

July 12, 2015, 10:57 pm

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The debate "Love is more dangerous than hatred" was started by BernieSanders4pres on July 12, 2015, 10:57 pm. 15 people are on the agree side of this discussion, while 22 people are on the disagree side. That might be enough to see the common perception. It looks like most people are against to this statement.

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BernieSanders4pres, birdintulsa, denno27, Skeetc15, wayneSPEC, SwaggerPoptart, NotoriousBishop and 8 visitors agree.
PsychDave, sabrina, I_Voyager, Turtle, Vander, Girl101, The_lamp, spellbeechamp, beatrice, dandandan and 12 visitors disagree.

With Hatred, u have ur defences up and r least likely to get hurt, but with love, it could be confused with lust, or u can let yourself vulnerable to get hurt

2 years, 10 months ago
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false. As yoda said. Anger leada to hate. Not the other way around.

2 years, 10 months ago

Self hatred is more dangerous than agressiveness.

2 years, 10 months ago

All things pertain differently in different scales and in different situations. There are many cases where love is the opposite of dangerous. Individually hatred might be more dangerous. Only in people with hateful personalities can love be twisted into jealousy or the like.

But collectively, the obsession of love for family can cause a sensitivity in populations. A sudden appeal to the love of family can whip of political frenzies and mob mentalities. The manipulation of love is more potent, persistent and dangerous than the manipulation of hate. It's also easier to achieve since love is initially easier to justify, and you don't have to artificially kindle it in order to use it. Hating Jewish people, for example, first requires someone to establish that it makes sense to hate Jewish people. But you don't have to establish that people ought to love their families for it to occur. This basis for hateful activities is a stronger basis than hatred and can lead to the creation of hatred through love, whereas you cannot create love through hate and hate might burn itself out or quickly be proven wrong or irrational.

You cannot tell someone their love for their family is irrational, and if they base justification for war on love then you will not root it out as easily as you will root out the same justification only rooted in hate.

3 years, 11 months ago

Love typically only gets dangerous when it turns to hatred. Hatred always breeds fear and anger.

3 years, 11 months ago
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