equivalent of hate. When I tell my child, "no, that's harmful. don't do that", I DO NOT hate them. I'm actually loving them. For instance, I hate cars running over children, so I say "don't go near the road". My child probably thinks I'm being mean and trying to ruin his fun--"hate" in his little world. But, you and I having greater understanding, know that in truth I LOVE my child.
I hate sexual perversion, but I understand that many of those who practice it had things happen in their childhood over which they had no control. I sympathize and want to help them (as well as all human beings) understand the enslaving nature of sin and its dire consequences. I love them, but am accused of hating them because I call sin what it is.
Christians should not be warmongers! http://www.lewrockwell.com/vance/vance87.html
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