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"It was this preliminary conclusion that caused the “outburst.” When I asked why I hated God, my conversation partner said it was because I was an atheist and all atheists hate God. In fact, he continued, all atheists hate religion. Knowing it would not make a difference if I said that I was an atheist and hated neither God nor religion, I gave a noncommittal reply and changed the subject." Read more: http://wp.me/pDkAX-3K

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Comment by Jim DePaulo on October 22, 2010 at 10:57am
I usually respond to the, "why do you hate god", question with, "Why would I? I don't hate trolls, leprechauns, unicorns or water nymphs so why would I hate god? ... I don't care for Gnomes, however.
Comment by Teresa Swart on October 22, 2010 at 8:24am
How can you hate somebody if this somebody doesn't exist for you? Religion is a different matter. Religion messes everything up. It interferes in the way people live their everyday lives. The world really doesn't need religion! Hate is also such a strong word. It is more a difference of opinion the same way a believer in democracy doesn't agree with a believer in communism. Although come to think of it, copious ammounts of blood have been shed in the name of democracy and communism(as is the way with all religions) Why can't we just sit under the tree and smoke a pipe and talk?
Comment by Tarentola Mauritanica on October 22, 2010 at 3:43am
Saying that atheists hate God and/or religion is a convenient way to declare them as people not worth of discussion. Its a swift path for those that do not actually want to discuss things.
Comment by Grace Fitzpatrick on October 21, 2010 at 10:44pm
I neither love nor hate God. To be fair, I don't love Santa either. I do love the idea of Santa though.

There are things I hate about religion - war, intolerance, and how many churches seem to promote poverty or the idea that the wealthy are blessed by god and the poor are not. I generally don't care about religion all that much. I don't like the way religion tries to control what people think.

How about turning the tables on them? Ask them why do so many Xians hate Santa Claus? Since he's not real, why bother hating him?

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