|One of the things I really enjoy about being a new atheist is that I finally have the freedom to hate whoever I want, for whatever reason I can fathom. This may sound shallow and pessimistic, and maybe it is. But as a former Christian, I was taught to love my neighbor, love my enemy, and if somebody was a jerk, to turn the other cheek. If I even thought about hating someone, it was equivalent to murder. So basically my feelings were suppressed and invalidated.
Coming out of the proverbial closet has given me a freedom to feel however I want to feel, and it's surprisingly refreshing. I don't have to pretend. I don't have to take the high road or feel bad about committing almost-murder. I can hate whoever I damn well please, and it's awesome. #religion