Before I get started, fair warning: this partially touches on the subject of religion. Not as an attack on belief though, rather as something that's affected by the subject title.
So, a couple days ago, I heard of this Reverend with a large following and enough money to afford a personal jet who claimed that Pokemon makes kids gay and even had "studies" to back up this bullshit claim. Obviously his "studies" are false as homosexuality is not a conversion thing. If anything, it's more like a trumped-up version of the same kind of mockery from a 90's middle-school bully. Naturally, this opened the floodgates once more for people to attack Christianity.
Now, despite being Christian myself, I don't usually have a problem with this. Mostly because it's more or less just "fuckin' Christians" and harmless stuff like that. Plus, I'll be the first to admit that there are quite a number of people - including priests, who misunderstand the core principles of the faith (love, tolerance, and acceptance) and use it to spread hateful messages and propaganda. This level of hateful ignorance has ranged from mild homophobia to outright murder just because "god told them to". With people like that around, it's no wonder why people hate Christians, even though Christianity isn't the problem - it's the idiots who claim to represent it.
This time, however, I took notice that someone actually called out for the outright abolishment of Christianity because of this. Concerned, I spoke with this person to try and show him that not every Christian is like that...I don't think he quite got the message. He continued his assault on the religion and I calmly countered it, and it went back and forth like that for a while before I got tired of dealing with him and just decided to ignore the guy altogether. He displayed a stubborn, hateful level of ignorance that he absolutely refused to veer from, ignored every attempt at education...he was about as bad as the "Christians" he hates - only difference between the two was that he didn't believe in a god.
No, that's not a stab at Atheism. If you don't believe in God, that's fine. I'm not going to judge you or force you to believe otherwise. The issue I have is when one hates something so extremely, just because they don't understand enough about it, that they call for its abolishment.
You know what that's going to mean? It's going to mean the death of at least 90% of the world's population, the massive burnings of billions of Bibles (including the original texts), and the demolition of every Christian, Judaic, and Satanic (because Christianity is an adaptation of Judaism and Satanism is more or less worshiping the bad guy of the Bible) place of worship in existence. You know why? Because people don't give up their faith that easily. You round up every person of these faiths and tell them to stop following their religion, chances are that you're going to get a lot of "no"s and a few people agreeing to it, only to continue practicing their religion in secret. The only way to abolish something is to remove it completely, and when it comes to faith, the only way to truly remove it is to kill everyone who follows that faith and remove all evidence of its existence.
If this guy gets his way, he's actually going to be worse than Hitler...HITLER! Fuck's sake. This is the extent of hate based upon pure, ignorant hypocrisy. It's not limited to any one religion or culture, either - it's world-wide and diverse. It's the cause of every form of prejudice, every moment of oppression, all because people refuse take the time to stop, think, and learn.