So do they hate the "real" God, even if they say they love God (in whatever form they think of Him)?
Exactly what I was trying to point out. They certainly love the "god" they worship, but do the really love the real God?
And to respond to the statement about love and hate not being opposites, I still think they are. Apathy is simpy a form of hate, a more inactive and "lazy" version, so to speak. Let's look at the definiton of love from 1 Corinthians 13:4-8 (NIV)
"Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails"
So, to find the opposite, let's just reverse every statement. See how well this describes not apathy, but actual hate:
"Hate is short-tempered, hate is rude. It envies, boasts, and is full of pride. It is disprespectful, fully self-seeking, and easily angered, keeping a full list of all wrongs done against it. Hate rejoices at evil and cowers from the truth. Hate always destroys, always suspects, always despairs, and always quits. Hate always fails."