Atheists don’t hate God any more than we hate fairies, leprechauns, or unicorns. There are some of us who hate what religion does to people. We no more believe that God does exist than any of those other things.
I’ve just never heard anyone denigrate, denounce, devalue, or discriminate in the name of fairies, leprechauns, or unicorns. The minute they do I’ll start blasting those imaginary friends, too.
When somebody comes along and tells me I’d better love Tinkerbell, Larry the Leprechaun, or Stabby over there, else I’m going to a bad, bad place for all of eternity, I’ll tell them they’re crazy and if they gain a following I’ll label it a cult(oh my).
When people start having slaves, demanding submission, or waging wars, and abusing others in the name of their fairy, leprechaun, or unicorn, I’ll hate on those.
Until then, religion will do.