@David Jeffrey Spetch,
What is the Hate Crime? Can you attribute it to hate? (because if you can't, you can't call it a hate crime)
You a significant portion of your post talking about the relevance of facts, and then post this :
Supporting a factually proven foundation of religious lies which over thousands of years has lead to the death of millions if not billions
Do you see the irony of such?
You accuse religion of stealing quite a bit...of intellectual property. When it was 'stolen', the concept of ownership of IP didn't exist, and what isn't owned can't be stolen. So in 'fact', it was borrowed and then claimed as their own.
Stealing generates dislike (a mild form of hate), while borrowing doesn't. Your post is about your disgust with hate...and your disgust with lies vs facts. Do you see the irony?
You say something can't be created from nothing...what exactly does the Big Bang Theory claim the Universe was made from? A Big Ball of' something'? Where did that come from? If I vaguely recall correctly (and I may not - it never interested me that much), it required dark matter - and where did that come from?
You see...even the Big Bang theory has a point where the Universe starts...out of???...and before that? Even that is taken on faith, because it hasn't been proven as far as I know. So the Universe may in fact, have been created out of nothing.
And in terms of hate - making up stories doesn't seem to have anything to do with hate (much of your posts is about the 'wrongs' of making up stories, and together with your heading, it appears you are suggesting they are related)
War has almost always been caused by power struggles, with religion being just one of the tools used. If it's not religion, then it will be other ideology that's used (eg. patriotism, nationalism, cultural morals), and if not that, then fear (most 'enemies' are demonised just before a war)