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Hate vs Indifference
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malachovsky
Feb 04, 2007
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prc
Feb 04, 2007
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Rebuttal to: riddar

Specific cases can always poke holes in debates - and can be used by each side (i.e., would it be better to hate Nazis, or simply be indifferent to them?). As a concept, I stand by my answer - it requires involvement in an issue; as long as you've got your reasons for hate, it's got a certain degree of legitimacy.

 
prc
Feb 04, 2007
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At least it's an emotion - it shows that you care.

 
malachovsky
Feb 04, 2007
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Rebuttal to: riddar

actually indifference is the lack of care.

so it would be better to hate something than to be indifferent because hate inspires some action regardless of its good or bad qualities hate enrages us and makes us act and change things, but indifference offers nothing because it doesnt matter either way to you.



 
malachovsky
Feb 04, 2007
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would i want the world to hate the nazi's or be indifferent to them?

 
shadowfyre
Feb 04, 2007
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Hate, can be used in many things, but what you hate is really the standing point. If you hate, say, the act of murder, or lying, then hatred can be applied, but really, if this debate is just which is better all around, hate can be more effective, as it leads to action, as in stopping evil doers, and protecting the innocent, where as indifferences, has its strong points, can be a bad thing if there is no action applied.

 
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riddar
Feb 04, 2007
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"At least it's an emotion - it shows that you care."

Would it be better if I hated gay people, or was indifferent to their lifestyle?

 
riddar
Feb 04, 2007
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Rebuttal to: prc

"Specific cases can always poke holes in debates - and can be used by each side (i.e., would it be better to hate Nazis, or simply be indifferent to them?). As a concept, I stand by my answer - it requires involvement in an issue; as long as you've got your reasons for hate, it's got a certain degree of legitimacy."

Ah, a Nazi reference in online debate! Sorry, had to point it out.

Anyway, the hate towards Nazis would be a reaction to their hate towards ethnic groups. Different situation. I am saying that indifference is better than hate; however, hate is understandable was indifference is not given. Undue hate can be met with hate in a morally defensible way, but proactive hate is much worse than indifference.

 


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