Ecclesiastes 3:8 (KJV) A time to love, and a time to hate; a time of war, and a time of peace. Malachi 1:3 (KJV) And I hated Esau, and laid his mountains and his heritage waste for the dragons of the wilderness. Romans 9:13 (KJV) As it is written, Jacob have I loved, but Esau have I hated. America seems to be in a time to hate. The notion of a kinder, gentler nation is gone from thought. The sharp economic decline has caused widespread fear and panic and an open expression of hatred for others.