Christianity gives us ignorance because the factual beliefs it teaches are wrong! Not only that, but it discourages people from seeking the real truth and makes them deaf to it when they hear it. Religious hatred is bigotry. There are plenty of Christians who hate other people because they practice a different religion than they do. There are even Christians who use the Bible to justify racial hatred. Ever hear of the Christian Identity movement? And if you don't think the Bible encourages hatred, check out this passage:
"If any man come to me, and hate not his father, and mother, and wife, and children, and brethren, and sisters, yea, and his own life also, he cannot be my disciple." (Luke 14:26)
Love? Well let's see about that:
"Think not that I am come to send peace: I came not to send peace but a sword." (Matthew 10:34)
"He that hath no sword, let him sell his garment, and buy one." (Luke 22:36)
"But those mine enemies, which would not that I should reign over them, bring hither, and slay them before me." (Luke 19:27. In a parable, but spoken of favorably.)
"If a man abide not in me, he is cast forth as a branch, and is withered; and men gather them, and cast them into the fire, and they are burned." (John 15:6)
Was Jesus showing love when he attacked merchants with a whip in John 2:15? And what about when he refused to heal a sick child until pressured by its mother? Matthew 15:22-28
And what about the very idea of Hell? Sending people to burn forever simply because they didn't believe in him. Is that an act of a loving god?
And how about this passage?: "And that servant [slave], which knew his lord's will, and prepared not himself, neither did according to his will, shall be beaten with many stripes." (Luke 12:47) Jesus never denounced slavery and incorporated the master-slave relationship into many of his parables. If fact, slaveowners used the Bible to justify ownership of slaves. In the final analysis, it doesn't really matter if Christianity teaches love or hate. The point is that Christians do hate others because they're Christians. Being Christians leads them to hate others because they wouldn't hate others who aren't Christians if they weren't Christians. Like I pointed out earlier, the changing nature of science is a strength. Sometimes science gets it wrong. But, look at how many times it's gotten it right. And look how we've benefited from science. What intelligent person wouldn't have faith in something that's brought us so much? On the other hand, having faith in a god that there's not one shred of evidence actually exists is illogical. There are no Christians on Vulcan.