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Let Me Explain Hate To You

Jan 29, 2015

Words matter, and as the radicals of the secular left know full well, when you change words you can change a culture. They have understood that verbal engineering always precedes social engineering, so they are happy to be as revolutionary about words and their meaning as they are about the culture they are seeking to change.

You know the drill, you know how it works: take a perfectly acceptable word such as ‘gay,’ strip it of its original meaning and content, and hijack it by redefining it to promote your own radical agenda. This happens all the time. The revolutionaries of the left are experts at this.

They have managed to destroy plenty of perfectly good words by redefining them out of existence. In the homosexual marriage debate for example, words like equality, love, family and even marriage itself have been radically redefined to fit in with the agenda of the coercive utopians.

And of course the mainstream media goes along with all this, doing the dirty work for the activists, and so society is easily changed, because words have been so radically changed. Consider just one more example of this verbal engineering.

angry man 1I refer to the word ‘hate’. Now we all know what this word means – or at least we should. But the radicals have once again managed to totally destroy the word, and they now use it to refer to anyone and anything which dares to resist its agenda. And never mind how hateful and full of rage they are – this has nothing to do with hate they insist.

So let me remind folks out there who have lost their ability to think clearly and to define words rightly as to what is really going on here. First, let me explain to you what hate is not. The following list of items is not hateful, and has nothing to do with associated vices such as bigotry, true intolerance and prejudice:

-standing up for marriage and family as always conceived
-standing up for the unborn, and working against their wholesale slaughter
-affirming democracy and freedom, and warning against those who seek to destroy these social goods
-working to keep the West free and prosperous, and not be taken over by sharia law
-championing religious freedom and freedom of expression
-resisting the moves to restrict the public expression of Christianity
-promoting a culture of respect for life at every stage of development
-preferring a free West to a closed Muslim majority culture
-upholding the sanctity of marriage, and resisting the pornification of society
-resisting the attack on human sexuality by the radical social engineers
-affirming the importance of hard work and personal responsibility
-taking on the culture of death
-raising the flag for genuine tolerance and pluralism
-opposing dead-end political and economic policies which enslave instead of liberate

None of these activities and concerns have anything to do with hatred and bigotry. They are all perfectly legitimate and longstanding values which most people throughout human history have championed and preferred. They have nothing to do with hate, and I refuse to allow the activists to twist these social goods into social evils.

OK, so if those are not examples of what hatred looks like, what does? Well, I am glad you asked that question. I happen to have many hundreds of prime examples of what real hatred and intolerance looks like. I should know all about this, since I am on the receiving end of this on almost a daily basis.

Hardly a day goes by without hateful, diabolical and vitriolic attacks coming my way from the peace and love brigade. The side which shouts the most about tolerance has proven to be the least tolerant group around. The radicals of the secular left who always scream about love and acceptance are the most unloving and unaccepting guys out there.

I used to put their savage and ugly attacks straight into the bin, but of late I have been saving their comments and remarks. I now have page after page in fine print filled with their examples of love and tolerance. Most of what they have sent me I cannot print.

And even that which I will offer here I have to heavily edit to make it palatable for public consumption. So here then is just a tiny sampling of the sort of stuff I get on a regular basis from those of the secular left who speak so much about the need to tolerate and accept others (and my apologies ahead of time for all this foul stuff):

You’re a f**kwit, and are what is wrong with today’s society. Don’t bother posting this i just thought you needed to be told

You are one fat, bearded c**t. I hope you choke to death on all the food you eat, or on your podgy fingers. Then you’ll find out your whole life has been for nothing. You are an arrogant pr**k.

Your hypocrisy knows no bounds, you infantile, sanctimonious ignoramus. Your zealotry is matched only by your ridiculously excessive arrogance.

Oh, and PS: Go f**k yourself you smug, sanctimonious, bigoted c**t.

Shame you weren’t aborted, d**kwad. Do us all a favour, it’s never too late

F**k off and die you malicious wanker. F**k off and die you malicious wanker.

You lot are dumb, small minded, intolerant and pure evil- and so arrogant in celebrating your manifest inadequacies. it is comforting to know that your breed and its way of not thinking is decreasing-just pathetic and pointless the lot of you

More s**t comes out of your mouth than out of your anus.

YOU are delusional, psychotic! Get your anti-psychotic medications and take them before you are committed to a psychiatric hospital.

The black abyss in your eyes- Bill, you are pure evil- Satan worships you

You fat ugly four-eyed c**t. F**k off and die you fatty fat f**k. F**k you. Your face makes me want to vomit. You are awful. You are worse than s**t on a shoe. I literally would not piss on you if you were on fire, you fat ugly c**t.

You are an a**holes! I hope you die, because G_d hates you. If Jesus was alive today HD celebrate your death, Bill. F**k Jew, Gypsy, Gay, killing Nazis lie you. You are being watched and will be dealt with, harshly.

You are a f**king retard

Oh, Bill- you try to write but you are semi literate at best. Words over two syllables are hard aren’t they?

F**k you Muel, you f**king Xtian c**t. What you believe is a big bag of poisonous s**t. I hope you choke to death on your Xmas pudding whilst feeding your fat f**king face and all your family see you.

I hadn’t wished death on you until I read this point. Now I see how much better the world would be without your poison. Please don’t hang on to a ripe old age.

dirt, pondscum, pigeon s**t

Umm, I think you get the drift. Now that is what is known as hate. And as mentioned, this is just the tip of the iceberg of what I get on a regular basis from the other side. This is my standard fare from these folks. This is how they operate, all the while accusing us of hate!

Not only are these examples of genuine hate and demonic rage, but they also demonstrate how the other side “argues”. Seldom are facts, rational thoughts, and cogent arguments used. Instead, mud-slinging, name-calling and non-stop abuse are hurled my way. And all this as an example of the love and tolerance of the secular left activists!

So we must start standing up for truth in all areas of life. That includes the area of language. For too long we have allowed the other side to dictate the agenda by redefining language. We must reclaim words and terminology and use them to speak truth.

And the truth is, standing up for faith, family and freedom is not hateful. But viciously abusing us as we seek to do so is. Also, we can pray for these haters that they do indeed find truth.

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36 Responses to Let Me Explain Hate To You

  • Bill,
    Well stated.
    Amen, brother…..BUT we still love them as Jesus has commanded us.
    It’s a “war” and we have to dig in. The truth does set us free.
    It’s unfortunate the true haters are blinded by the Light…..and we must continue to be salt and light in this dark world we live in. God is love and we need to heap it on them like burning coals.

  • I wouldn’t be surprised to see this type of language on some social media, youtube or like. However, I am totally stunned that you receive this vitriol on a regular basis. Thank you for pushing through it with your informative articles Bill.

  • G’day Bill. We hear you. We are with you. You are in our prayers!

  • Thank you for that list of values Bill. It seems to me that many people pursue ignorance because the truth has never been presented to them. Many Catholics, at least in our diocese, support the recognition of gay marriage and offering gay couples a welcome into the church. They hold these views because the so-called custodians of the moral order (the bishops and priests) have failed in their duty to teach them the truth – perhaps because they don’t know what the truth is or they don’t think it important or, God forbid, they don’t believe it. But the truth is that they suffer from a kind of willful spiritual blindness; they don’t want to know and teach the truth because it involves some hardship; for one thing it involves getting the kind of mail you get. So they lack courage. In other words they are cowards – not good enough.

  • I’ve just finished reading George Orwell’s “1984” and was totally shocked to see the what is happening today was predicted back in 1948 when the book was first written. The book describes hate speech as any anything going against the Party’s agenda. These poor souls who are slinging foul mud at you are just playing into the devil’s plan. I feel sorry for them as they’re being used as puppets to do the dirty work for the devil. We are in a war between Good and Evil. I really admire your stance against evil Bill, you are on the winning side. We are standing with you in prayer.

  • Thanks for the reminder that we are in a war and we need to keep praying for you. Don’t back down. Maybe something will get through to these ones? As you say, we need to pray for them.

  • Try to help out one such victim of hate:

    http://citizengo.org/en/signit/17054/view

  • Gosh, I didn’t know so many words had asterisks in them!! Take some heart that you are obviously p****ing off the right people.

    PS I note your name was not on the nomination list for Islamaphobe of the Year along with Andrew Bolt and Tony Abbot. That must really p**s you off. Need to try harder LOL.

    Keep up the good work. God and the people that matter are with you.

  • Jesus does say that we will be hated because he was hated first.

  • Thank you Bill, you are not alone, I also get the same sort of vitriol on a daily basis on my Facebook page and in my emails because of my stance against all immorality and decadent practices. When this vitriol occurs I am happy because it just reinforces that what I am doing is the right thing by Christ.

  • Hi Bill,
    I don’t normally make a comments on your excellent articles but I felt this time I must. As I read the hurtful and disgusting comments being sent to you it became clear that these people are being used by Satan himself to attack you as he has blinded and made these people deaf to the truth. This is not these people speaking but Satan himself and the very language identifies him. We are reminded in Ephesians 6:12 (For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.)

    Then encouraged in Romans 8:37-39 (No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.)
    And when are attacked God himself is but he reminds us in Matthew 20 (and lo, I am with you always, to the close of the age.”)

    Bill you need to be covered by prayer each day in this ministry and I for one, as I’m sure all other readers will be, praying for you each day. May God continue to bless you.

  • The style of input you’ve had doesn’t surprise me in the slightest. I’ve had battles on newspaper forums over gay marriage where I could count the number of my supporters on one finger; the remainder screamed and stamped their feet, hurling insults of every colour and without the asterisks.

    I realise we should be praying for them, but I confess that I feel very little inclination to do so, especially at the moment where my main prayer concern is for a young, sick family member.
    Maybe you should get all the evil replies printed and somehow present it to the world as an example of their “tolerance and compassion”. We are all so blessed as to having eyes to see God’s truth, I admit I have great difficulties in understanding why it is not clear to others.

  • “When the debate is lost, slander becomes the tool of the loser.” – attributed to Socrates.

    The only ‘debate’ tools of the left are skewing the playing field, empty accusations of ‘hate’ and Shutuppery. That says a great deal about the merit of their ideology. If you had a compelling argument, you’d use it, wouldn’t you?

  • I’ve got some nice juicy missives in my inbox as well. One of which opined that I be anally raped with a baseball bat. I’m told it is my fault that I get these missives of love and tolerance because I make my opinions known on a CHRISTIAN news site.

  • Oh Bill,
    Nice to see you get the love mail from the seed of satan to.

    If you want to know where it all started, read the conversation God had with satan and Eve in the garden. Tells you everything you need to know.

    We are lead by the Holy Ghost, they are lead by demonic possession.

  • Dear Bill you must be one of the most frustrating people in the world to the homosexualists because these attacks actually work on silencing many would-be truth tellers. They also work on institutions. Some members of the American Psychiatric Association, which determines which human conditions are to be accepted as treatable, suffered similar attacks and they gave way in 1973. Henceforth homosexuality was a ‘normal’ condition. Who suffered most from this? Guess who? It is homosexuals who have since died in their millions as well many others they infected.

  • Not unusual at all. Dennis Prager was reading off some of the comments made in reply to one of his columns a few weeks back and they had a particular tendency to attack his appearance as some of the comments have done here.

    As Dennis pointed out, there is a particular cruelty and viciousness on the Left that you rarely see anywhere else.

  • Bill, you are blessed when men revile you and say all kinds of evil against you because of our savior.

  • The (mis-)use of “phobia” to mean “hatred of” (when it really means “fear of”) is one of the worst examples of the re-structuring of language for purely ideological ends. Remember that “homophobia” means “fear of likeness”. Actually, with “islamophobia”, I think this has worked out quite well, since it means “fear of Islam” – which, in our society, is a totally rational and reasonable fear. Remember that politicians and media-people who use the word “bigot” really mean “a person who doesn’t agree with ME!”

  • You may possibly be interested to know that gay (ge) in Hebrew means haughty and proud and is related to gayeh (geeh) which means lofty and figuratively, arrogant and proud. Very interesting how these things pan out, don’t you think as we come up to our next “gay pride” march? I hate the misuse of the word especially now I see that, like the nonsensical phrase ; “I am Charlie”, it is actually bringing a curse onto themselves.

    I would have thought that it would be obvious to anyone with any brains that terms like “homophobic” are plainly, semantically stupid and scientifically nonsensical and simply a PR term used to combat any possible inference that homosexuality is actually immoral but surprisingly, that particular penny does not seemed to have dropped either.

    It is certainly obvious to me that the hatred and animus comes almost totally from the other side but you wouldn’t think that judging from the media would you? Especially the public propaganda media that we are forced to help fund. You try your best to warn people and let them know what is happening but it very seldom does any good but warning people is very much an act of love and one that I very much appreciate you doing.

  • Hi Bill,
    I’ve been on my own campaign to “recover my language” for a couple of decades now. I tell people who snigger or question that I’m sick of having my language usurped by liars and haters.
    The response is seldom one of tolerance.

  • The writing style of one of your abusers reminds me of someone that I’ve had dealings with elsewhere online. I wonder if it’s the same person?

  • Hello Bill, good to see people who have the fortitude to persist with what they do, and aren’t put off by the rantings of those who criticize them.

    The irony is, that those you wrote about, exhibit the kind of hatred that they accuse you of spreading.

  • When I read your comments and see all those asterisks I am moved to ask “Why can’t the English teach their children how to speak?” (My Fair Lady) God bless you Bill. The English language is a beautiful thing. It is part of the definition of our culture. We treasure it and those who don’t believe will never know – they are not part of us. Breathes there the man with soul so dead…. (with application to Australia).

  • I asked my wife if she knew the poem referred to above (Breathes there the man …) . She replied: “Did it come from ‘On our Selection’.

  • Jesus sent out his 12 disciples, saying “whoever does not receive you or heed your words, go out of that city and knock the dust of your feet. Truly it will be more tolerable for the land of Sodom and Gomorrah on the day of judgement than for that city. For it is not you who speaks but it is the Spirit of your Father who speaks in you.”

    People who, in their unbelief, see no legitimacy in these words have long ago burst through taboos and therefore will have no restraint on their actions or outpouring of bile on those who do believe. We make our own choices but it shouldn’t be necessary to abuse someone else to make yourself feel ok.

  • I think it would be appropriate to hammer these hateful slugs – and to avoid criticism – to hammer them heavily, in love, when given a chance. Keep up the good work and cause these idiots to spit with anger as you clearly rebut leftist evil.

  • Hi Bill,
    The vile and insulting emails that you receive are utterly appalling. It is never acceptable when public property is graffitied, or when unruly individuals engage in road rage, place their feet on seats or use foul language against fellow passengers on public transport etc. It is equally objectionable when people deliberately choose to be offensive and vulgar simply because someone expresses a viewpoint that does not agree with their own.

    Typically, when someone cannot discuss an issue in an intelligent and reasoned manner they resort to attacking the person with mindless accusations of intolerance, homophobia, Islamophobia or racism. But the responses that you routinely receive go further with their venomous and spiteful tone. I can now see why your commenting rules must necessarily include ‘the right to edit or refuse comments.’ I’m certain that many people would cease to visit your webpage if it was filled with offensive language and anti-Christian sentiments.

    Our well-meaning but misguided laws protect these individuals to the detriment of those who stand for morality and truth and who warn of the dangers that increasingly and aggressively confront our Christian heritage. Empty vessels do indeed make the most noise and often they succeed in intimidating opposing voices into silence. I am reminded of Sir Edward Grey’s comment on the eve of WW1 “The lamps are going out all over Europe, we shall not see them lit again in our life-time.” Your lamp continues to shine brightly and does not waver nor seek the safety of compromise and accommodation. Keep up the good work.

  • I wish I had words of encouragement for you, but you know more than me anyway. I pray for you often.

  • As I read this catalogue of hate-filled, profanity-lined filth I ask, “Where now are the activists who are supposedly against cyber-bullying?” For such it is, and no-one should have to cop this sort of abuse and invective.

    Oh, I get it. Bill is a Christian and Christians are fair game; when it comes to them all bets are off, and by the twisted logic of the homosexual activists they are somehow the victims while the Christians are the perpetrators!

    Bill, with this new government here in Victoria we are going to see much, much more of this, because Daniel Andrews has promised a special ministry of Gay and Lesbian Affairs, and I daresay with that will go some sort of oversight of the practice of religion, such that ALL “hate-speech” against homosexuals and lesbians will be criminalised, including sermons from church pulpits. Be ready for persecution! Bill, be prepared to have your website shut down; pastors, be ready to have your sermons monitored; Christians generally, be alert, for Big Brother will be listening and watching!
    Am I unduly alarmist? Well, I don’t believe so, but let’s wait and see.

  • You are, unfortunately, quite right Murray.

  • Demonic rage sums it up well. As Satan is everything God is not, so we should not be surprised that those who are even unknowingly his ardent followers should hate good with the same disgust and vehemence as we hate evil.
    You are in our prayers Bill.
    Many blessings
    Ursula Bennett

  • Hi Bill,

    May I suggest that for every article that receives one or more such comments, let one through (with your editing of course) so that the many who are reading your articles who are left leaning, but are merely deceived and not calling for your blood, can see where the true intolerance comes from.

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