Now that's the Church I know and hate! You hate the Church because you believe it says atheists are going to a hell - a place that you don't believe even exists? I'm confused.
Btw, if memory serves, the Cathecism doesn't say that all atheists are necessarily damned to hell. I'll have to look that up.
Correct, Dredge, you are confused. Mainly because you believe the bunkum that your church tells you without critical analysis.
Personally I have no fear of hell, becsuse it does not exist in its classical form*. But I do have feelings towards those who believe in hell and think that those like me are headed towards something that is real to them. That is equivalent to them wishing me sctually tortured.
So, why should I not dislike someone, or some organisation, who wishes evil on me? Even if that evil is a figment of their imagination? However, sometimes I merely pity them for their delusion.
So, Dredge is this your true nature? Not just a creationist but also a fundamentalist? Blinded by the things you are told and read? Unable to understand that the men of your god can be evil and those who have no god at all can be good? That genetics and life experience determine a oerson's motives and actions - including what they believe in and how they use that belief? For good or evil?
*If there is a hell in human experience PTSD could be a prime candidate - the repeated experience of traumatic events, life shattering events, health, mental and physical, destroying events. You can include things like child abuse, beatings, possibly even bring told, over and again, that you are a bad person. in that.
All things done by "men of god". But, even then the mature persons looks at another as an individual: the evil person, theist or atheist, is evil; the good person, theist or astheist, is good. Swap your broad brush for a size 00, start filling in the real
details in your picture of the world, not nerely those you see through the distorting filter of your religious glasses.