Terry loathes the stupidity of people who support the deity he questions. His 'questions' have long since been satisfied for himself; he now seeks to inspire others to the same loathing of the vast majority of human minds that he experiences.
I see that too. Is Terry still turning in a timeslip? I got an unsolicited message today from an atheist on this board explaining why they proslytize so stridently.
You guys have over active imaginations!
You are presenting a Straw Man Terry to rail against so you won't have to give a simple answer to my simple question.
I can't loathe God, unconvinced as I am by exactly who or what God is. I'm more troubled by the inconsistency between the superlative descriptions of God and the irrational demonstrations which nullify.
I need a rational reason for investing any more of my self in belief, faith or worship.
Or, to put it another way...
I demonstrated in the early part of my life that I'll go the full distance in worship of the God I know and love by putting myself out there and even risking my life for my beliefs and principles. Else I would never have pioneered or spent years in prison.
My demonstration of my solidarity is a matter of public record.
I'm not trifling with fuzzy feelings. I'm a genuine player.
I was stunned to discover that the basis for my rational conception of Jehovah was based on misrepresentation.
I won't fall for that again. (Fool me once, shame on you; fool me twice, shame on me.)
I don't hate. I ask.
The answers certainly aren't coming from you, now--are they?
I only hear you misrepresenting me when you can't know me at all.
I think you are troubled by my questions simply because they go to the very core of your faith. It forces you to examine WHY you think, act and believe as you do and you cannot justify it in simple words of reason.
This is my guess. I'm willing to be wrong.
But, so far, you've given me nothing of substance except your ad hominem and fallacious straw men.
Back to you....