Mar 26, 2016
If there is one challenge facing us that is greater than any
other, it is the challenge presented by hate. Hate is no
stranger to our history, even the history of the United
States. At least one early synagogue was equipped with an
escape tunnel found necessary in European synagogues, and the
Philadelphia cathedral's stained glass windows were set high enough
to be out of reach of a mob's rocks. The problem today,
however, is that many of the preachers of hate are in positions
which would ordinarily deserve great respect!
If there is anything more wasteful than hate, I can't think of what it would be. And hate is so wasteful that it can lead to the downfall of an entire country. While some might say that if there were no hate, there would have been no war against Hitler's Germany, the fact is that enforcing and administering their policies of hate caused Germany to divert vast resources and thousands of people for the sake of enforcing their hate.
What can we do? Much can be done and much has been discussed. But a thought occurred to me which might work if a direct confrontation happens!