Truth: I do sort of hate the God presented by the Abrahamic religions. How could you not? I think the key for those of us who realize he just doesn't exist is to take that realization to heart and stop blaming things on this nonexistent being, and it's not that easy.
I think theists hurl this accusation because deep down they realize that hate is the natural emotion to feel toward their imaginary God, if he is assumed to be real. Deep down they hate him too, but they are afraid to admit it, so they attribute the emotion to others. Atheists are naturally somewhat ashamed to admit to this thoroughly healthy revulsion toward Old Nobodaddy, because they feel that by doing so they are admitting that their atheism is emotionally driven. Perhaps so, but these are honest, healthy emotions. Let's own them.
I can't hate a nonexistent thing.
I do'nt hate God (I have never believed in him) however, I hate the undue influence that belief in him generates via the unearned deference and respect afforded to belief in the Abrahamic God.So we can question someones political beliefs, their artistic preferences,even (to some extent) their choice of partner, but question their belief in God and you should be prepared for a torrent of "how dare you's" all of which is supported in public discourse because of the unearned respect and deference,mentioned above.
Therefore, I have to accept that to some extent my unbelief is underpinned by an emotional aversion to all of the above and there is nothing wrong with that. It brings a passion to my rationalism which may not otherwise be there and which drives my Atheistic opposition to all things religious.
I once told a believer who asked if I hated god, that I no more hate god than he hates the night manager of the Chuck E. Cheese on the planet Neptune. He looked somewhat taken aback, and told me there is no such thing as a night manager of Chuck E. Cheese on Neptune. My response. Bingo!
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I don't hate leprechauns, yeti, care bears, superman, unicorns (certainly not the contemporary definition :D), ghosts or even underpants gnomes. I do hate trolls though.
Why would I hate "God"? To be emotionally entangled with something that one has acknowledged doesn't exist would require insanity.
And I'm a former christian, so I should at least be pissed about the wasted time. But there isn't anyone to be pissed at and it would be a waste of more precious time. Its not like I have eternity.
To hate you feel intense dislike or strong aversion.
You 'sort of hate' the god presented by the Abrahamic religions.
No-one has ever called me a god hater. Has anyone actually said 'You're just a god hater!' to you ?
If so, you should threaten to kill them. If they say 'that's against gods law' tell them you are an Atheist and have no fear of eternal punishment. If they say 'You'll never get away with it', tell them you've got a good lawyer.
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God does not exist, so I can't hate him. I do hate the idea of people worshiping a deity of such unbridled cruelty.
“Belief in a Cruel God makes a Cruel Man” Thomas Paine
I hate Jesus for the same reason I hate Aquaman. Aquaman was the crappiest Superhero ever. Being able to telepathically talk to fish really wouldn't help much in any situation. In addition, other than the Gulf Oil spill nothing happens underwater. Even with the oil spill, what would a school of hypnotized tuna be able to do? Like Aquaman, Jesus is a really crappy god. His big tricks included walking on water and turning water into wine (OK, I could use that superpower) but then he gets his ass kicked and nailed to across then dies. He's back after three days then pussies out and heads to some Destination Resort in the sky never to be seen again, except in toast or a tortilla now and again. The Greeks and Norse had some great kick ass gods. Even the Hindus have some multi-armed monsters with swords. At least that's cool.