I don't want anyone to hate religion, especially my own, because it's so much more than a religion. However, I don't want people to hate me because of the stigma of my beliefs, either. Get to know me. I think you'll see something different than what you've come to hate.
Education is key, though. If you let humans grow up without knowledge of where the sun goes at night or why earthquakes happen, they'll just invent their own gods to explain it all. That, to me, is one of the strongest arguments against God or gods - they can so easily be created by man.