Originally posted by googlefudge
Why do you need the 'love god' in there and what if your neighbour is Adolph Hitler?
(going to the extreme to make the point)
This is what I mean by over simplistic morality.
As the OP stated, the problem is that we get caught up in a "predator-prey" way of looking at things -- where people are viewed as objects to be used rather than persons to be loved.
Hitler is a great example. It is very easy to turn people that you hate or fear into objects (or at least something subhuman). Once a person becomes "less than human", you can do all sorts of terrible things to them.
The goal is to see ALL human beings as persons - persons who have as much innate value as oneself. To do this, you need to be able to see this humanity in even the most despicable people - people like Hitler. If you can do that, then you can see the humanity in your grumpy next-door neighbor or the guy who cut you off at an intersection.
If you can truly see ALL human beings as persons, then you aren't going to bully them, discriminate against them, subject them to unsafe work environments, wage unnecessary wars against them, etc.
Is this over-simplistic? Of course it is. As I said to FMF in a previous thread, this morality is mainly a lot of fortune-cookie wisdom that everyone knows. But the difficult (pretty much impossible) part is getting everyone to actually follow that wisdom all the time.