Originally Posted by Daniel
The seeds of their own destruction? Filled with lies and hate? That's a very interesting statement to make. And one I would question.
I ask you David: how does this thinking stand up to the tenents of nonviolence as proposed by Gandhi and King? Did they encourage one to think of the opposition as fill with hate and evil?
I sincerely hope you will reconsider matters.
Aren't opponents of justice filled with, in some sense, hate and evil? When someone strives against love is that not hate? Their hate may be founded upon ignorance, and ignorance may be its cause, but it is hate nonetheless. It could be hate against LGBT, or homosexuality, it could be wrath at some event in their life that is related, it could be hate of what they perceive as "immoral". However, when it comes down to it it is still hate. MLK Jr. said that we have two options, we can be extremists of hate or extremists for love.
Our duty is not to just swipe them away as ignorant silly children. Our job is to love them. To try and show them the error of their ways, and continually to examine ourselves for our own error (God knows we have them). Ultimately we are defined by our love, or rather God's love in us, through us, and practiced by us.