The Dilemma of Love and Hate #2 (First Congregational Church, San Francisco, California)
July 9, 1972
July 9, 1972. Running time: 1:05:04. Thurman begins his talk by comparing love and hate. He posits that love and hate are both "positive" in the sense that they are active, but that the former is creative while the latter is destructive. Hate wills the non-existence of someone while love confirms their existence. Hate and violence are related because both dehumanize the victim; love, on the other hand, draws the person closer to our understanding. It renders them more human.