prayer from the cell: hatred

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  • “Your goodness must have edge to it, else it is none,” says Emerson, and “the doctrine of hate must be preached as counter to the doctrine of love, when that pules and whines.” What we call “goodness” ignores “truth” too. I myself ignore practically everything that doesn’t fit my bias and prejudice and agenda. How could it be otherwise? I can’t seem to take it all in. My attention efficient focus generates my massive attention deficiency and ignore-ance. Denial and cover-up manufactures more toxic waste, I believe, than acknowledging my ignore-ance, much as I might hate it. True? Need we argue, God? Or just continue to wrestle?

  • Mr. Talking Ruler

    “Hatred ignores Truth” Well said… I think hatred ignores a lot of things now that you’ve put the thought into my mind. Could it also ignore beauty and peace and love?

  • Amen! It’s all about love and forgiveness.

  • Crystal ( the original)

    Forgivness ten years on? That’s a difficult one. To be honest I think I’ll have to leave that up to God.

  • Seth

    Reminds me of the [canonical] Johannine Jesus: “But because I speak the truth, you all do not believe me” (Jn 8:45, my translation)

  • I know these words. I don’t feel them. I can
    pretend, more or less. Deny and cover. But the knowing isn’t the problem. The feeling is.