7 Reasons I Worship a Hateful God
I worship a god of hate.
That’s right, my god hates. He’s full of it. He hates every day. There’s not a single second of the day when he’s not hating.
In fact, my god probably hates more than your god.
That’s why I’m teaching my children to hate. I want them to hate so much that it drives them to action. I want people to be affected by all the hate they have built up inside.
I didn’t always feel this way. For a time, I taught my children never to use that word. But now I’m bringing it back. I’m teaching my children to hate as early as I possibly can.
My hateful god has been described by zoologist Richard Dawkins as:
“. . .a misogynistic, homophobic, racist, infanticidal, genocidal, filicidal, pestilential, megalomaniacal, sadomasichstic, capriciously malevolent bully.”1
Well, none of that is true. But at least he’s hateful.
Here are seven things God hates written in Proverbs 6:16-19:
- Haughty eyes
- A lying tongue
- Hands that shed innocent blood
- A heart that devises wicked schemes
- Feet that are quick to rush into evil
- A false witness who pours out lies
- A man who stirs up dissension among brothers
God’s hate for these things drove him to the greatest act of love in the history of the world. I hope that one day, I, and my children, will be capable of that kind of hate.
Maybe then we’ll be capable of that kind of love.
1 Richard Dawkins, The God Delusion (New York: Houghton Miffilin, 2006), 51.
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About Jason B. Ladd
Jason is an author, speaker, Marine, and father of seven. He has flown the F/A-18 Hornet as a Marine Aviation Weapons and Tactics Squadron 1 (MAWTS-1) Instructor Pilot and the F-16 as an Instructor Pilot. His award-winning book One of the Few: A Marine Fighter Pilot’s Reconnaissance of the Christian Worldview has been optioned for film adaptation. He is represented by Julie Gwinn of The Seymour Agency.