LETTER: Hatred is the nucleus of evil

2016-06-23 06:00

The chilling massacre of people in Orlando, US is a bloody reminder of how intolerant we have become.

Hatred has the globe in its grip. After disease, mankind’s deadliest scourge has always been hatred.

Hatred has killed hundreds of millions in thousands of conflicts over the past two thousand years. It knows no season or limit.

It is immensely irrational and a deadly phenomenon. It is in us all. And it will forever be there unless we choose to confront and remove it from our lives.

In a world full of hatred, revenge and brutal competition, there is a need for compassionate and principled people.

There is a need for those who live driven by the kind of love that finds a way around the self-centred behaviour from which destruction comes.

Hatred was the catalyst that set this planet ablaze in two world wars. It is the greatest evil that will ultimately destroy this planet. Hatred doesn’t live in a land of its own, nor does it have a house.

All hatred evolves from violence. Mankind shows no sign of tolerance. We are moving on a path of self-destruction unless we can escape from hatred.

Farouk Arie via email

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