Movies. Television. Plays. Sports have much more value than just entertainment. They provide a healthy release for mature people to vent our natural capacity, propensity and tendency to hate. Yes, hate that emotion that God forbids for us to have towards one another.
But, God created us with the ability to hate. Even the bible says there’s a time to hate (Ecclesiastes 3:8).
God Himself tells us to hate evil (Proverbs 8:13), , but He expects us to love people.
It’s natural though, to let our dislike for people’s behavior to become hate.
Think about this…
When being entertained, a healthy person can separate the character being portrayed from the actor portraying the character.
And, we all have characters we love to hate from Eddie Haskell on Leave it to Beaver, JR on Dallas to Kanye and the Kardashians, to WWE personalities.
So, the next time you are antagonized or aggravated by a rival. The next time you hear a politician say something that provokes your anger or rage. The next time someone hurts you. The next time you see someone who hates you… Don’t hate back.
Turn on the TV. Watch a video. Read a book. Go to a play…with a character good at being bad, and hate them.
Read your bible and direct that hate towards the devil.
Vent that hate in a healthy way, so there is only room left for love.