Just a thought.
Yes! It's not without risk, but it's the only way.
You can't control if someone hates on you and that shouldn't make you sink to their level...no matter what.
What jan said.
I don't know, if people on this site have noticed it, but I'm a relatively nice person.
Even today, I spent ten minutes chatting with a gentleman, who tried to convert me to Christianity. I knew I was pretty much wasting his time, but since he was so nice towards me, I didn't want to hurt his feelings in any manner. I just kept chatting and even though I probably came about as an total asshole, I was trying to make him feel important. I took the literature and his contact information. And still, it really didn't make that much difference to my own life, but perhaps the attention I gave to him made some sort of difference in his.
Things are, what they are.
You are a fine human being sir.
Thank you, Donald.
Candy is dandy, but liquor is quicker.
Your welcome..my friend
I must disagree. Happiness, sadness, anger, love, hate....
I believe we are born with those emotions and the lack of them is learned behavior or mental illness.
I'm not a very emotional guy until I've had too much beer, then I fall in love with everything that moves.
That reminds me of a great tune.
Love is a funny thing, so very fleeting.
That makes sense to me ;)
"The only emotions you feel are your own, so if you don't like hate speech, stop speaking hate.
"Do you see the nonsense there?"
Yes I do, that's a logically incongruent statement and I don't see how it's related to the premise I put forward.
I'm not all that clear on what viewpoint you were trying to express.
I do agree though that the people who are most ready to condemn the "hate speech" of others seem to have no compunction about verbally expressing their own hatred.