The opposite of love is not hate. The opposite of love is fear. I do not believe as human beings we are naturally haters. If there is any hatred it has been generated in us because of some fear. Love, as so poetically expressed in the Psalms, is the pathway for overcoming fear. An affirmation I like very much is: My body, mind and affairs are filled with Divine Love, therefore there is no room for fear. The same insight David knew several thousand years ago.