In my previous post, I admitted that I think that God hates sin but I stated that I'm nervous about the use of the word "hate".
The Merriam-Webster Dictionary defines hatred as:
a) Intense hostility and aversion usually deriving from fear, anger or sense of injury; b) extreme dislike or antipathyTo put it crudely, is the Gospel message that God wants to punch sinners in the face? Or even that God wants to beat the daylights out of sin? I don't think so.
For one thing, I think God is smarter than to constantly focus on what God doesn't want. I hold before you Creation for my evidence. Creation is not a process of negating. It's a process of of making all things new. I also hold before you human psychology (we are supposed to be created in God's image, if you'll remember). Psychologists will tell you that if you constantly tell yourself - for example - "no beer, no beer" what you're brain is hearing is "beer, beer"; ironically, you will be reinforcing the very behavior that you are seeking to stop.
Focusing on sin, even focusing on the destruction of sin, won't eliminate sinning. It may very well increase sinning.
This may seem a bit simplistic, but it's true:
If you're worried that this was said by the Buddha instead of Jesus or YHWH, I'll point out that the Great Commandment, is love God and love your neighbor. Our "Prime Directive" is not about what to hate but rather about whom to love.
And, in God's wisdom, God somehow managed to put this "Prime Directive" into our sense of natural justice. It's the central tenet in all major religions and altruism (loving one's neighbor) is also considered the highest ethical good by secular ethics.