I don't hate god. How can you hate a fictional character? What I hate is the the fact the concept of god even exists.
If your not with our religious denominations, your worshipping Satan. Won't be lonely anyway, with a 100 billion people in a hot night club.
I think the only one that needs explaining is why you do not hate god. Perhaps it is you treat those three letters purely as a concept which has given a temporary degree of comfort to some deluded people
The reality is who cares!!!
Some of us still like the odd baby, especially with a nice glass of red wine.
I don't think a Christian has told me that I hate god, but only that I am mad at him; however, I worship Satan by default and just don't realize it (according to them).
It is amazing how well they know me better than I know myself--even strangers.
They also think that being a atheist was a whim of the moment decision, not that I spent years coming to the decision (or admitting it to myself) that there is no god. They somehow think that what they say will have some profound effect on me, i.e. that I'm not getting any younger if I want to see my dead sister again someday, I need to make it right with god.
There does seem to be a lot of that conviction that we will all return to magical thinking, because the faithful cannot imagine life without magical thinking. I think a lot of it stems from what you mentioned last, the desire to see dead friends and family again. It's a powerful inducement to believe, but I can't buy it. Even general anesthesia can completely wipe out our consciousness, so I have little doubt it's no match for death.
@alliwant what annoys me--besides the assumption that they think that they will make an impression on me--is the ever present threat. The lady who said I wasn't getting younger made a threat even if she did not intend to do so: "IF you want to see your sister, YOU BETTER start believing." She was absolutely sincere.
I have a dog-shaped hole in my heart.
If you're on here long enough you'll find that many many many people here hate God
I've seen several haters of religion but their hatred is directed at the people that create it not their imaginary deity.
I remember that survey. How do you know that people weren't trolling you? "You just hate god" is a frequent enough claim by the still deluded that quite a few of us are annoyed by it. I don't hate god, I hate scammers. And, the biggest, longest running scam is selling a product which won't pay off until after you're dead.
@OldMetalHead Mississippi Boulevard if I asked the question and they admit they hate God why shouldn't I believe them?
The deeply religious people that I know are some of the most passive-aggressive manipulative people on the planet.
Including members of my own family.
I do like a nice rack of lamb.