Now if someone wanted to expound on this further and ask the question below as I often get responses or questions to counteract the quote, here is one listed below that I expanded on in regards to this question. Can we pray and hate at the same time?
probably no. For the sake of argument, a person taking
the opposite side of the debate might argue:
True, a person cannot hate and pray at the same time.
This is not a profound or significant statement. One cannot
swim and lay in the sun at the same time. One cannot
drive a car and jog at the same time. One cannot sing
opera and swim under water at the same time.
Let’s look at it more deeply:
….Where can we put our hatred while we say our prayers?
A brilliant debater seeks to defeat an opponent on the opponent’s
own terms and vocabulary. In this instance, your opponent would
argue that your question is specious. There is no need to consider
it, for the answer is simply stated in the Bible and the Bible is the
one book the opponent believes in. So your debating opponent
would say that hatred is hatred and prayer is love. They are separate
entities and there is a place for each of them.
Hence, Ecclesiastes 3:
For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven:
a time to be born, and a time to die;
a time to plant, and a time to pluck up what is planted;
a time to kill, and a time to heal;
a time to break down, and a time to build up;
a time to weep, and a time to laugh;
a time to mourn, and a time to dance;
a time to throw away stones, and a time to gather stones together;
a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing;
a time to seek, and a time to lose;
a time to keep, and a time to throw away;
a time to tear, and a time to sew;
a time to keep silence, and a time to speak; a time to love, and a time to hate;
a time for war, and a time for peace.