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Why do people hate to such an extent that they will commit violence?

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Asked by 35yoamom at 2:39 AM on Aug. 15, 2010 in Religion & Beliefs

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  • Jer 17:9
    [9] The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it?
    [10] I the LORD search the heart, I try the reins, even to give every man according to his ways, and according to the fruit of his doings.

    Answer by Heathercurlz at 3:06 AM on Aug. 15, 2010

  • im going to give you something from the quran that answers this question. It is a conversation God is had with the angels before he created man.

    And (remember) when your Lord said to the angels: "Verily, I am going to place (mankind) generations after generations on earth." They said: "Will You place therein those who will make mischief therein and shed blood, - while we glorify You with praises and thanks (Exalted be You above all that they associate with You as partners) and sanctify You." He (Allâh) said: "I know that which you do not know." (Al-Baqarah 2:30)

    Answer by Aasiyah at 3:11 AM on Aug. 15, 2010

  • Ignorance breeds fear.
    Fear breeds anger.
    Anger breeds hate.

    Answer by beeky at 6:09 AM on Aug. 15, 2010

  • I think it has something to do with seeing others as "wrong" or "lost" or "deceitful" or "a heathen". When you can start to think of someone as less than another being, when you start to look down on them and judge them and think of them in such negative ways, it leads to being able to be rude to them, and then being able to be MEAN to them, and then being violent. But it all stems from seeing them as "less than", from allowing oneself to look down on the "others" instead of recognizing their status as fellow creations and fellow man.

    Dehumanizing people is how countries often get/got their soldiers to not feel remorse for killing them. Look at the propaganda in WWII, for example.... In religion it actually works the same way - by painting the "other" as devil worshipers or Godless heathens or whatever else, it leaves people more capable (and likely) of (to) acting in ways that really aren't appropriate....

    Answer by bandgeek521 at 8:48 AM on Aug. 15, 2010

  • In my opinion, they're a little off their rocker. :)

    Answer by LovingSAHMommy at 10:45 AM on Aug. 15, 2010

  • because they don't have a life of their own and for some reason take other people's lives personally. i.e. they're insane

    Answer by figaro8895 at 8:57 PM on Aug. 16, 2010

  • Because of sin.

    Answer by Gal51 at 12:15 PM on Aug. 17, 2010

  • Ignorance and fear of the unkown drive many people to violence.

    Answer by vbruno at 4:10 PM on Aug. 17, 2010

  • There are many reasons, all pointing to a + 2000 year old prophecy:

    2 Timothy 3:1-5 "But know this, that in the last days critical times hard to deal with will be here. For men will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, self-assuming, haughty, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, disloyal, having no natural affection, not open to any agreement, slanderers, without self-control, fierce, without love of goodness, betrayers, headstrong, puffed up [with pride], lovers of pleasures rather than lovers of God,  having a form of godly devotion but proving false to its power; and from these turn away."

    As you watch the news, see how many of these statements you can check off

    Answer by 69humblepie at 11:42 PM on Aug. 19, 2010

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