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Doctor Who: Fear is temporary, but Love is slavery. Is it better to be loved or feared?

agsragsr 485 PtsPremium Member
in the episode 7 of 10th season of Doctor Who, the Doctor made an interesting quote "Fear is temporary, but Love is slavery".  That is similar to a long standing debate is it better for leaders to be loved or feared.
Looking at various leaders in history of the World, what do you think?
melef
  1. Is it better to be loved or feared?5 votes
    1. Loved
      40.00%
    2. Feared
      20.00%
    3. Neither
        0.00%
    4. Should aim at both
      40.00%
Live Long and Prosper

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  • WhyTrumpWhyTrump 140 PtsPremium Member
    Premium Member
    Fear is a key component of many dictatorships, but it is often coupled with ideolization.  What comes to mind are all the communist dictators especially Lenin, Stalin.  Even in many religions God is to be obeyed and feared - as well as loved.  So fear is the cornerstone, but it cannot be coupled with hate, dislike, etc - coupling it with some form of brainwashed love is much more powerful 
    agsr
    WhyTrump - a good question
  • agsragsr 485 PtsPremium Member
    Premium Member
    @WhyTrump, that is true.  In the Old Testament we are taught to Fear and Obey God, but at the same time to love him.
    Live Long and Prosper
  • ale5ale5 126 PtsPremium Member
    Premium Member
    To keep control of population fear is a must.  Love is a nice to have.
    It's kind of fun to do the impossible
    - Walt Disney
  • I choose love because it is just far more important in the Bible.  Though fearing God is in there, that is much more out of a respect fear by understanding He controls your future and eternity.  Being feared is not more important for us, and honestly love is more important with God anyways.  
    melef
  • melefmelef 44 Pts
    I give a fist bump to @SuperSith89 . How do you want people for ember you? Be loved not hated.
  • You can make someone fear you, but you can't make someone love you...

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