Love, Hate, Apathy and Atheism

Love and Hate are opposite ends of the same emotion: two sides of the same coin. If one neither loves nor hates, then disinterest results. Let's look at the basics—
  • LOVE. Well, we're mostly agreed on what love is except we all have slightly differing views of the concept. Suffice that real love is based not on conquer or control but is a severe fondness. 
  • HATE, Most hatred results from first having loved—perhaps unreasonably—someone or something one wants to control or become a part of but cannot, with that emotion then blackening to hatred, which can lead to Blasphemy, which is the total denial of God.
  • APATHY is supposedly the total disinterest of a certain subject. However doesn't it seem odd that the concept of apathy usually disguises hatred? 
  • ATHEISM, in the same vein, is not mere disinterest in God but a hatred of church; it's preaching, roleplay, ruleplay, regulation &c, with the word, "A-Theism," itself indicating a lifestyle in which one has no theology. 
Therefore Atheism doesn't necessarily mean that an "atheist" thinks there is no God. That describes an “agnostic” (A-Gnostic), a person who simply accepts that the existence of a greater power cannot be proven or disproved.

So anytime someone boldly reveals him or herself as an atheist or agnostic, be gentle with that person -- realize that you're dealing with an emotion and not a rationale, because if that person really didn't care about God or the church, there'd be no justification for the drama of remonstrance. 

Lying to oneself

Singer/activist Joan Baez told of being with a Hanoi peace delegation in 1972, that was  caught in the middle of an American bombing campaign lasting 12 days— 
“We spent the whole time in the basement of our hotel. I have never been so afraid in my life. I thought I was going to die. But I learned something -- when the flames start coming towards you everyone starts praying, even the atheists and the agnostics, but when the flames start fading away we all go back to the structures and beliefs that we had before.”
True wisdom

Woody Allen's early films successfully parodied inabilities to think outside boxed-religion, in skits having the comedian neurotically babble about the possibilities of a Godly existence.

Although marking Woody as urbanely Atheistic and Agnostic, the skits showcased an uncomfortable awareness at what his religion unrealistically expected from him, versus his own rationale.

The observer suspects that Allen knows more about God from real life than his Rabbis do, and that he keeps what he knows in his secret heart, damn the rabbis.

So all are urged to leave the imaginarium of their pseudo-world and into the hard sunshine of reality, by realizing that God made life on this planet to be the way it is.

So stop overthinking things, because they aren't as difficult as you're being made to believe they are.