People tend to choose a God that hates what they hate.  I choose not to hate.

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People tend to choose a God that hates what they hate. I choose not to hate.

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I hate nothing nor anyone. Hate is a poison in the body!

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I hate nothing nor anyone. Hate is a poison in the body!

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Rooster Rooster

I don't hate anyone, but there are a few I detest.

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StarzAbove StarzAbove

In response to “I don't hate anyone, but there are a few I detest.

Ok, I won't say the T-word. (hehe)

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Thinkerbell Thinkerbell

In response to “?????

Pssst...

(T-r-u-m-p) (biggrin)

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Thinkerbell Thinkerbell

In response to “Pssst... (T-r-u-m-p) (biggrin)

Thanks, I don't hate the man, I hate what he's doing to our country and the way he disrespects women.

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StarzAbove StarzAbove

In response to “Thanks, I don't hate the man, I hate what...

Yes, but up above you said there were a few people you detest; I thought maybe (T-r-u-m-p) was one of them. (hehe)

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Thinkerbell Thinkerbell

I hate women. (hehe)(hehe)

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SynysterGates SynysterGates

In response to “I hate women. (hehe)(hehe)

That'll be the day! LOL

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Rooster Rooster

In response to “That'll be the day!...

Damn ... Okay I love again. (hehe)

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SynysterGates SynysterGates

In response to “I hate women. (hehe)(hehe)

What?!

After all those babes showed up to your party? (omg)

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Thinkerbell Thinkerbell

What God loves and hates is fairly consistent throughout "right hand path" religions.

God loves fairness and hates injustice.
God loves mercy and hates cruelty.
God loves truth and hates lies.
God loves wisdom & knowledge and hates ignorance.
God loves healthy, constructive behavior and hates unhealthy, destructive behavior.

You could say I chose my God because He hates what I hate, but I don't think that's a bad thing.

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Maze Maze

In response to “What God loves and hates is fairly consistent...

Not to get into a huge debate here. But for example, the God of the old testament tried to keep humans from the tree of knowledge, so 4th point is debatable.
The story of Job brings your 1st into question. His use of fire and brimstone raises questions about #2.
Also not sure why you disagree but then in your comment you agree?

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VicZinc VicZinc OP

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Adam and Eve lived in paradise, without the knowledge of pain and death, good or evil. But, against the advice of God, they chose to know good and evil, and one cannot truly know something without experiencing it, so they could no longer live in paradise.

The story of Job has a happy ending. Ultimately it's a parable about not letting adversity shake your faith.

I disagreed because there are things I choose to hate. Refer to my OP for a shortlist.

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Maze Maze

In response to “Adam and Eve lived in paradise, without the...

So God advised them "against" knowledge yet your list claims he loves knowledge and hates ignorance.

Just saying.

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VicZinc VicZinc OP

In response to “So God advised them "against"...

God knew that eating from the tree of knowledge of good and evil would mean they would have to experience pain and death, and God did not want that for them.

Now that we live in the world of good and evil, knowledge and wisdom are necessary to do what is good and avoid the pitfalls of evil.

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Maze Maze

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Not to belabor the issue, but it seems to me that you are right in your last comments here and that it still brings into question your assertion that 'god loves knowledge', when he clearly tried to keep knowledge from his creation, regardless of his loving reason for doing so.

He did not 'love' knowledge, he sought to keep it to himself - with good reason! but still.

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VicZinc VicZinc OP

In response to “Not to belabor the issue, but it seems to me...

I don't claim to know the mind of God, I was just explaining my understanding of that story.

Clearly, in this world, knowledge is power, and wisdom is necessary to use power responsibly. The value of those things is obvious to me, I can only assume it's obvious to you too.

"Behold, I send you forth as sheep among wolves. Be ye therefore wise as serpents and harmless as doves." -Jesus

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Maze Maze

People don't get to choose between Gods. God is a word that can't be properly used in its plural form.

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JerryHendrickson JerryHendrickson

In response to “People don't get to choose between Gods. God...

Clearly you've made a choice.

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VicZinc VicZinc OP

In response to “Clearly you've made a choice.

There is no choice.

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JerryHendrickson JerryHendrickson

In response to “Clearly you've made a choice.

Exactly. There are 100's of gods if you choose to believe in such a thing.

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Tiffanee

In response to “Exactly. There are 100's of gods if you...

All created by humans to help them control other humans.

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VicZinc VicZinc OP

So, now you think you're better than God?
Those britches are getting really big there Vic!

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Budwick Budwick

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Everyone who denies God's existence knows he's there.

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JerryHendrickson JerryHendrickson

In response to “Everyone who denies God's existence knows...

That is an excellent point!

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Budwick Budwick

In response to “So, now you think you're better than...

I don't believe there is a god, so in a sense 'I am better than nothing.'

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VicZinc VicZinc OP

In response to “I don't believe there is a god, so in a sense...

Interesting. But, you somehow 'know' how people 'choose a god'?

How is it that came to choose nothing?

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Budwick Budwick

It's almost comical the way some people spend so much time trying to convince people to stop believing in God because they think it's stupid. Meanwhile, they want you to believe in what they believe.

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JustJimColo JustJimColo

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Don't you hate that?

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VicZinc VicZinc OP

I don't Choose a god I Decide for myself not based on presets. Why do we need belief structures are we that clueless that we need other people to constantly tell us step by step everything we have to do?

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TomboyJanet TomboyJanet

atheists hate a lot. I have been verbally and emotionally abused by many of them throughout my life. Granted, you, as an individual might be fine. You probably are. But, please,please don't act like atheists are above hatred,pettiness,etc. They aren't. In regards to "choosing a God that hates what they hate".... I did the opposite. I found and follow a God of love,tolerance,acceptance. Do people use God to cover or justify hate, of course. It sucks because it makes others distrust and hate them instantly,thinking they are all the same.

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