NOTE: Eastern philosophies and Orientals embraced duality. These trains of thought were prevalent and had their place in the Roman Empire. Because of this, there was no word for ‘like’ or ‘be ok’ when it comes to affection. Either you completely love someone, or you hated them. Therefore the word ‘hate’ in this passage is understood from extreme detest to merely loving less. Fascinating how the spirit continues to today in cancel culture and the censoring of ‘hate speech’!