Answer by Kris Rosvold:
Hate god… *laughs sadly* no, that would just be silly on my part, pedantic even!
It would be akin to my hating unicorns, or Santa Claus, or the Tooth Fairey. Hatred is about FEAR…
Here's what I do despise (still not hate): The intentional, criminal, assaults and batteries, against people and their Rights which "true believers" commit so often, in the "Name of an All Loving God"
Not for this atheist, hatred of god.
For me it's a case of having investigated the concept of god (pretty thoroughly btw) and having come to the conclusion that God and the dogma which goes with it have absolutely no value to me as a basis for my morals.
I have a fairly strict moral code, but it's based upon kindness, logic, intentional congruence (sometimes called Mindfulness by buddhists) and enforced by application of Occam's Razor, rather than upon any concept, or fear, of god.
My stance is one of knowledgeable disinterest rather than any ill will, or anger towards the concept of god. It's very much the same way I would regard Orcs.
Now, I do get fairly annoyed with zealots (of any sort), but that's because they tend to use fiat law, proselytizing, and "custom" as tools to try and force my compliance with their beliefs while attempting to claim some sort of "moral exemption" from law. This, I regard as simply Rude. Those actions I regard as an implied statement that I'm not competent to determine my own values.
And… After all, I don't come knock on your door (after walking blithely through a closed and Posted gate) of a Saturday or a Sunday afternoon in order to convert you.
1 Showing a casual and cheerful indifference considered to be callous or improper: "He had a blithe disregard for the rules of the road."