Moving Beyond Accusations of “Hate” to Genuinely Getting Along . . .

If a friend, a relative, or even a stranger, in spite of anatomy, proclaimed his arms to be wings and boldly declared that he is a bird; I’d still be nice to him.  I wouldn’t be mean to him, and I sure wouldn’t “hate” him.

However, I wouldn’t agree with him.  Would you?

Perhaps our 21 Century culture needs to step back from some of the rhetoric of accusing each other of “hate” and recognize that disagreement does not define hatred.  In our contemporary society, we will always disagree with and maybe even disapprove of certain aspects of each others lifestyles, but we don’t have to be unkind to each other.  True love is greater than mere agreement.

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About Steve Simms

I like to look and think outside the box. I have written two books: Mindrobics: How To Be Happy For The Rest Of Your Life and Your Sperm Won--Experiencing Your Value As A Championship Human Being. In college I encountered Jesus Christ and I have been passionate about trying to get to know Him better ever since. My wife and I lead a non-traditional church in Nashville based on open participation and Spirit-led sharing. We long to see the power and passion of the early church come to life in our time.
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One Response to Moving Beyond Accusations of “Hate” to Genuinely Getting Along . . .

  1. Pingback: 6 Reasons Why The Civil Rights Activits Didn’t Call Their Opponents “Haters” | Free Gas For Your Think Tank (Steve Simms Blogs From Nashville)

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