Does God Hate Materialism

An Inquiry: Does God hate money and material things?

How We Would Respond: To hate is to make an indirect admission that something — the hated object — has an adverse impact upon you. Some may say that there are things that can, and do, impact God but I do not agree. I believe God is above all hardship and so would have no reason, no motivation, to hate.

If God had any response to materialism at all I’d say it would be ambivalence. God has no need of material things. We believe that we do have a need for material things. God will work with us, where we believe we are, in the effort to get us to realize and remember that God is our true creator and that we inherited God’s characteristics.