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    Anger at God common, even among atheists

    If you're angry at your doctor, your boss, your relative or your spouse, you can probably sit down and have a productive conversation about it. God, on the other hand, is probably not available to chat.

    And yet people get angry at God all the time, especially about everyday disappointments, finds a new set of studies in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology.

    It's not just religious folks, either. People unaffiliated with organized religion, atheists and agnostics also report anger toward God either in the past, or anger focused on a hypothetical image - that is, what they imagined God might be like - said lead study author Julie Exline, Case Western Reserve University psychologist.

    In studies on college students, atheists and agnostics reported more anger at God during their lifetimes than believers. A separate study also found this pattern among bereaved individuals. This phenomenon is something Exline and colleagues will explore more in future research, which is open to more participants.

    It seems that more religious people are less likely to feel angry at God and more likely to see his intentions as well-meaning, Exline's research found.

    And younger people tend to be angrier at God than older people, Exline said. She says some of the reasons she's seen people the angriest at God include rejection from preferred colleges and sports injuries preventing high schoolers from competing.

    The age difference may have to do with cultural norms, she said. Perhaps previous generations were taught to not question God, whereas younger people today don't have any qualms about it. On the other hand, it might be that as people get older, they learn how to handle these types of feelings better.
    LOL! You let your fake non-belief of my sky god ruin your own day. Does it get any dumber than that? :p

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gingersnap View Post
    LOL! You let your fake non-belief of my sky god ruin your own day. Does it get any dumber than that? :p

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    I say or think "God damn it!" probably at least a few times a day - does that count as "being angry with God"??
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    That's because most people are intellectual babies who think of God as the sunday-school version of a Big Person In Heaven with traits that people have.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gingersnap View Post
    LOL! You let your fake non-belief of my sky god ruin your own day. Does it get any dumber than that? :p

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    You can be an atheist and still have been raised in your culture. I was raised in a Christian culture, so my cultural context for natural forces is going to be the Christian vision of Zeus, which we call God. And just as my primitive ancestors brought about the expression "act of God" I am going to see a hurricane as a tremendous and moving natural force, an "angry" sea, rays of light through an angry sky that remind me of the movies Greatest Story Ever Told or The Ten Commandments.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wei Wu Wei View Post
    That's because most people are intellectual babies who think of God as the sunday-school version of a Big Person In Heaven with traits that people have.
    I'm often surprised at the low opinion of God that those who believe in God demonstrate. They think this is this omnipotent being, creator of the universe, and he's a petty, angry, murderer?
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    Quote Originally Posted by wilbur View Post
    I say or think "God damn it!" probably at least a few times a day - does that count as "being angry with God"??
    Well, if you feel that he doesn't exist that would make you Very foolish; crazy for invoking a nonentity as your gourd ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by megimoo View Post
    Well, if you feel that he doesn't exist that would make you Very foolish; crazy for invoking a nonentity as your gourd ?
    When a mother says something stupid like "God was watching out for my child." or "I know her grandmother was helping from above." oblivious to the fact that ten other people died in the train crash, does she think that God wasn't watching over the ten other people or that her mother flew around playing angel only for her own grandchild?

    To quote Bill Maher - It's childish. However, it is culturally ingrained. It's a context, a metaphor for understanding as Joseph Campbell explained.
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    Quote Originally Posted by megimoo View Post
    Well, if you feel that he doesn't exist that would make you Very foolish; crazy for invoking a nonentity as your gourd ?
    i invoke dieties all the time for exclamations

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    Quote Originally Posted by Novaheart View Post
    I'm often surprised at the low opinion of God that those who believe in God demonstrate. They think this is this omnipotent being, creator of the universe, and he's a petty, angry, murderer?
    I' often surprised that people who have no relationship with God ,seem to know nothing of which they speak...
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