"There is Nothing as Hateful as Christian Love"
Why Contemporaries Hate Objective Love
God is Love, and Love was crucified, which of itself was a hateful act directed toward Love. It is by this simple categorical reasoning that we can assert: we hated Love. This is perhaps a jarring statement, but it needs to sink-in. We use the term love often, but since we are fallen, we have to admit honestly to ourselves that our will sometimes would prefer something other than love. The foolery is when we put the label “love” on something that isn’t actually loving.
Recently I’ve heard a phrase grab popularity amongst the woke and secular crowd which states, “There is nothing as hateful as ‘Christian love.’” But this sentiment is of course ultimately unintelligible since no philosophical or critical thought has gone into defining love beyond the tautological (vacuous) approach “Love is Love.” Anyone who suggests that reasoning has nothing to do with love places at odds Truth and Love, as if the two do not in some integrative sense make the other genuinely itself. Yet we cannot be flippant about this reaction, because people really have come to automatically interpret the Crucifixion and especially all its implications as hate.
The Crux of the Problem
We are nominal people today, which means we do not tend to operate by way of definition. This simply means that words don’t have meaning - they are merely expressive of some vague affective sentiment - or are merely a matter of talking around things in themselves. To be blunt, approaching language as such is to ultimately reveal something about the interior movement of our own will and mind that is ultimately superficial. The greatest illusion is that by way of experiencing passion we think we have depth. Yet we can be very passionate about things that are trivial, unimportant or low on the list of issues to cover, even though a crowd cheers us on.
So let’s return to a definition of love that is crucial: