The importance of hatred

This is from one of the newest entries in my blogroll, the GAFCON blog, written by the Revd Dr Christian Troll, self-described “doctrinal warrior.” It contains many insights into the thinking of a certain kind of Anglican. I encourage you to go visit the blog.

For today, I give you this sample entry, in its entirety. I don’t like to do that, but I couldn’t find a good way to excerpt this. I hope Fr. Troll won’t mind. I certainly would not want to enter debate with such a formidable rhetorician.

”As it is written, Jacob have I loved, but Esau have I hated.” Rom 9:13

Something the liberals destroying our Church with their perverted message of love never mention is that The Word makes it clear that hating some folks is simply part and parcel of what every Bible believer must do. The Sodomites and wishy-washy liberals can squirm and scream like babies all they wish, but the fact is that The Bible shows some people were only created so those prepared to show obedience to Orthodox teaching can do so by hating them.

In the examply of Esau we are called to hate him because he was red and hairy (Gen 26:25). There can be no apology for saying that Scripture teaches we must sometimes despise people for the way they look. That’s just the way things are, and it’s why I cannot accept any compromise whatsoever when it comes to hiring domestic staff for the Manse. Servants must be pleasing to the eye, even if they come from lands where most folk are Roman Catholics, hairy and despicable. God loved Jacob because he was a smooth man (Gen 27:11), and if we are to be faithful to The Word we have no option other than to similarly value those qualities.

I’m Father Christian and I teach the Bible.

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3 Responses

  1. ginny says:

    Surely this is satire, along the lines of General JC Christian?? Christian Troll?

  2. Scott Gunn says:

    Oh, yes, wickedly funny satire. Check out the whole blog. I think it’s a deliciously good contribution to Anglican blogland. This blogger is right up there in my pantheon with MadPriest and Brother Causticus (who doesn’t write often enough).

  3. Bryan says:

    For a serious defense of the virtue of hate, check this out:

    http://www.firstthings.com/article.php3?id_article=443

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