Pale.emperor made an interesting observation in another thread:
The "blocking an expression of Gods love" crap is a sneaky tactic to make the shunner not feel like they're doing something evil. Cults do that. Make something loving seem evil and something evil seem good all just to accomplish their own ends.
This can't be limited to Yahweh, however. Isn't this also true of any other deity? Can't any religious cult that's organized around a certain god be used to "make something loving seem evil and something evil seem good all just to accomplish their own ends"?
What I'm really getting at is this: The idea of a god -- any god -- creates an opportunity for power over a group of people. So, belief in a god tends to become organized, and then it's all quite political and manipulative from there.