Question: Do you, deep down, really hate religious people?
Hate is a primitive and destructive emotion. It emanates from fear and anger. Hate is often a response to perceived grievances or an expression of intolerance towards things outside a person’s normal experience and understanding. Racism is a form of hatred. So too is the animus of radical sectarianism. Some people even allow themselves to feel hatred over unimportant matters such as sports entertainment. Everyone hates something or someone in their lives. I hate insects when they invade my house and relish executing them with great precision.
However, I do not hate religious people nor have I ever hated them. Furthermore, I do not recall meeting any atheists or agnostics in my life who admitted to hating religious people or that I suspected as being hateful towards religious people. On the other hand, I have met many strongly religious folks who…
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