There is a lost tribe of religious believers who have suffered an ongoing identity crisis; I mean the category of believers who oppose this category and who accept the existence of the Creator God and yet refuse to worship him. You hate god.
No, I'm not talking about atheists. Unbelievers may say derogatory things about God, but when they do, they simply give the thumbs down to a fictional character. They can also express their distaste for Shakespeare's devious Iago. Dickens' scheming Uriah Heep or Dr. Seuss' Grinch who stole Christmas.
For atheists, God belongs in the same category as these fictional villains. Christopher Hitchens and Richard Dawkins: You spend a considerable amount of energy listing your mistakes, but someone who truly believes in the existence of God and yet hates or despises Him is in such a perplexed state of religious rebellion. g, to push our common understanding of faith to the extreme.
Although these radical dissidents could steal the thunder of the new atheists, they have previously remained unknown.Or Rebecca West could write that "something happened that can only be explained by the fact that God hates you with ruthless hatred, and no one will admit it," and reckon that since no one will admit it, no one will give them away
For, in some ways, lies the amazing and subversive power of literary writing, something that preoccupied Plato 2,400 years ago when he called for all poets to be removed from his ideal "republic". Interestingly, however, the custodians of propriety put Huckleberry Finn on the list of prohibited texts because of his liberal use of the N-word, but few people have declared it forbidden.
His eyes stared at Hurston's God or Shelley's Prometheus Unbound Return of the Western Soldier. Texts due to the underlying misotheism of these works and even when misotheism is openly expressed, as in Elie Wiesel's Judgment of God or James Morrow's Trilogy of Divinity, literature offers an enclave of religious freedom that is conducive to the human mind and its urge to be free from
The crucial thing is to break free from all fetters, even from God's commandments. I refer to the history of misotheism as "unspeakable" in part because misotheism tends to go unnoticed even when it is overtly hidden. Another reason the history of misotheism is "incalculable" is that no one has bothered to trace the broadest lines of development over time, beginning with the Book of Job and ending with utilitarianism, philosophical anarchism, and feminis
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