Misotheism hatred of God. The term has its history in the words of Aeschylus and his depiction of Promethius in Promethius Bound and Promethius Unbound. Promethius' profession of hating the Gods due to his punishment for bring fire to mankind. Misotheism is the expression given to people who blame God for negative experiences within their lives that cause a spitefulness towards God. It can also be a expression of distain for the teachings of God. When one believes that God is unjust or that God is evil.
Rebellion Against God and Creation in Orthodox literature
- Ivan Karamazov in Fyodor Dostoyevsky's 1879 The Brothers Karamazov articulates what might be termed a dystheistic rejection of God. Koons covered this argument in the lecture immediately following the one referenced above. It was also discussed by Peter S. Fosl in his essay entitled "The Moral Imperative to Rebel Against God".