Religion in today's world: Anger and ...

Religion in today's world: Anger and Atheism

There are 31 comments on the Gaylord Herald-Times story from Jan 11, 2011, titled Religion in today's world: Anger and Atheism. In it, Gaylord Herald-Times reports that:

An ongoing study that is being conducted principally by a researcher at Case Western Reserve University would seem to indicate that anger at God is common, even among atheists.

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“Life may be sweeter for this”

Since: Nov 08

Fennario

#1 Jan 13, 2011
What is this fool priest rambling on about?:

"An ongoing study ... would seem to indicate that anger at God is common, even among atheists. As surprising or as illogical as this may seem (how can one be angry at a God that doesn’t exist?), still, I think that this tells us a lot about human nature."

It's people who demean atheists and atheism like this priest that I condemn, not his fairy tales. Hell yeah we're mad at you. A whole editorial on anger at his church and no mention whatsoever of institutionalized pedophilia and obstruction of justice.

Let me rewrite it for him :

"Anger at God is common, even among atheists. As surprising or as illogical as this may seem (how can one be angry at a God that doesn’t exist?), still, I think I'll go with it anyway and write an opinion piece as if it's valid. That's because my religion is offensive and dangerous, and its victims are just now starting to tell everybody how much they want us gone from the world. Being unable to accept responsibility for my church's fuck-ups, I'm going with the idea of implying that freethinkers are angry at Santa for no apparent reason, however irrational that claim may be. Now bring me an altar boy and some butter."

It's theists like this societal parasite that we are angry at (and in the case of pedophile priests, we are more that angry; we want you imprisoned, too), not your mythology, which is already mortally wounded anyway.

Am I enjoying watching his Jesuslogy going through its death throes? I would be a liar to deny it. Is that so wrong? Now please bring me a tub of popcorn and some butter. This is going to be entertaining.

“Darwin died for your sins”

Since: Aug 08

Nunya

#2 Jan 13, 2011
LMAO! So eloquent, yet spot on my good man!
redneck

Glendale, OR

#3 Jan 14, 2011
Atheists are not mad at something that does not exist however idiots do exist. Try to reason with one and you might get a litle angry.

“What game?”

Since: Oct 10

Location hidden

#4 Jan 15, 2011
redneck wrote:
Atheists are not mad at something that does not exist however idiots do exist. Try to reason with one and you might get a litle angry.
So atheists are mad idoits? Why?

“Have I offended you? ”

Since: Jan 11

My heart bleeds..NOT

#5 Jan 15, 2011
River Tam wrote:
<quoted text>
So atheists are mad idoits? Why?
What is an 'idoit'?
Ocean56

AOL

#6 Jan 15, 2011
It aint necessarily so wrote:
What is this fool priest rambling on about?:
"An ongoing study ... would seem to indicate that anger at God is common, even among atheists. As surprising or as illogical as this may seem (how can one be angry at a God that doesn’t exist?), still, I think that this tells us a lot about human nature."
It's people who demean atheists and atheism like this priest that I condemn, not his fairy tales. Hell yeah we're mad at you. A whole editorial on anger at his church and no mention whatsoever of institutionalized pedophilia and obstruction of justice.
Let me rewrite it for him :
"Anger at God is common, even among atheists. As surprising or as illogical as this may seem (how can one be angry at a God that doesn’t exist?), still, I think I'll go with it anyway and write an opinion piece as if it's valid. That's because my religion is offensive and dangerous, and its victims are just now starting to tell everybody how much they want us gone from the world. Being unable to accept responsibility for my church's fuck-ups, I'm going with the idea of implying that freethinkers are angry at Santa for no apparent reason, however irrational that claim may be. Now bring me an altar boy and some butter."
It's theists like this societal parasite that we are angry at (and in the case of pedophile priests, we are more that angry; we want you imprisoned, too), not your mythology, which is already mortally wounded anyway.
Am I enjoying watching his Jesuslogy going through its death throes? I would be a liar to deny it. Is that so wrong? Now please bring me a tub of popcorn and some butter. This is going to be entertaining.
This is just another one of those moronic opinion pieces from clerics angry that atheism is growing, rather than diminishing.

Of course we all know that the more people who become atheist or non-religious will stop going to church, which means less money for the church in question to pay its bills. That's why the religious clerics are driven to write such nonsense about atheism and atheists. If their churches close due to lack of funds, they'll be forced to look for REAL jobs.

“It's just a box of rain...”

Since: May 07

Murfreesboro, TN

#7 Jan 15, 2011
This priest is not very different from some of the Christians who haunt our threads. He knows little about atheism or atheists and has difficulty distinguishing his assumptions and prejudices from real information. It's hard to learn about something when you think you already know all about it.

“"I believe in humans." ”

Since: Apr 09

A place where peace reigns.

#8 Jan 15, 2011
They want us to return to the old days. The old days, when nonbelievers stayed in the closet, fearing being called heretics and killed. The old days when the church endorsed slavery and supported racism and sexism and controlled women.

The old days, when sex was banned and homosexuality was feared. The old days, when every child in school was brainwashed and led to believe that their religion is right.

I'm not angry at "God", I'm angry at the irrational things in religion and how immoral acts like rape, murder, and stealing can all be justified under a religion.

“What game?”

Since: Oct 10

Location hidden

#9 Jan 15, 2011
kaitouinu88 wrote:
I'm not angry at "God", I'm angry at the irrational things in religion and how immoral acts like rape, murder, and stealing can all be justified under a religion.
Rape, murder and stealing are all justified one way or the other. Religion is just one of those ways.

“Quantum Junctn: Use Both Lanes”

Since: Dec 06

Tulsa, Oklahoma USofA

#11 Jan 15, 2011
It aint necessarily so wrote:
What is this fool priest rambling on about?:

"An ongoing study ... would seem to indicate that anger at God is common, even among atheists. As surprising or as illogical as this may seem (how can one be angry at a God that doesn’t exist?), still, I think that this tells us a lot about human nature."

It's people who demean atheists and atheism like this priest that I condemn, not his fairy tales. Hell yeah we're mad at you. A whole editorial on anger at his church and no mention whatsoever of institutionalized pedophilia and obstruction of justice.

Let me rewrite it for him :

"Anger at God is common, even among atheists. As surprising or as illogical as this may seem (how can one be angry at a God that doesn’t exist?), still, I think I'll go with it anyway and write an opinion piece as if it's valid. That's because my religion is offensive and dangerous, and its victims are just now starting to tell everybody how much they want us gone from the world. Being unable to accept responsibility for my church's fuck-ups, I'm going with the idea of implying that freethinkers are angry at Santa for no apparent reason, however irrational that claim may be. Now bring me an altar boy and some butter."

It's theists like this societal parasite that we are angry at (and in the case of pedophile priests, we are more that angry; we want you imprisoned, too), not your mythology, which is already mortally wounded anyway.

Am I enjoying watching his Jesuslogy going through its death throes? I would be a liar to deny it. Is that so wrong? Now please bring me a tub of popcorn and some butter. This is going to be entertaining.
Indeed.

The apologies of the christian apologizers seems to be growing more and more desperate, yes?

Pass the popcorn-- here's a beer.

:)
Ocean56

AOL

#12 Jan 16, 2011
Bob of Quantum-Faith wrote:
<quoted text>
Indeed.
The apologies of the christian apologizers seems to be growing more and more desperate, yes?
Pass the popcorn-- here's a beer.
:)
The religionist fruitloops ARE providing a good show, that's true. I'll keep making more popcorn, can't have good entertainment without it.

I'm not too partial to beer; do you have a coke or pepsi in there somewhere?:)
nina

Canada

#13 Jan 16, 2011
I keep thinking, what a waste of time and energy it takes to maintain belief

no wonder godbots are so tired, cranky and childish

Since: May 09

Location hidden

#14 Jan 16, 2011
Don't you think every time its mentioned:

<theist> 'you're just angry with my god because you don't see the love in the atrocious things my god has done in loving us"

It really mirrors what is flitting around in the dark corners of the mind of the theist?

I've got to say thats what crosses my mind when they mention it.

I think it speaks directly to just how much the atheist DOESN'T have the god belief they(theists) have, and they(theists) still can't grasp that.

As if they actually do think the god they worship .."has been a bastard, and I don't blame you for seeing it that way, but you'll be burned to death if you don't drop the grudge"....

HAHAHAHAAA

K.

“Fortes Fortuna Juvat, ”

Since: Dec 09

Wichita. Ks.

#15 Jan 16, 2011
Richard W. Kropf is grasping at straws to protect a mythological belief. Angry at something that does not exist.

“Quantum Junctn: Use Both Lanes”

Since: Dec 06

Tulsa, Oklahoma USofA

#16 Jan 16, 2011
Ocean56 wrote:
<quoted text>
The religionist fruitloops ARE providing a good show, that's true. I'll keep making more popcorn, can't have good entertainment without it.
I'm not too partial to beer; do you have a coke or pepsi in there somewhere?:)
It's a virtual kitchen-- we have virtually anything you can dream up.

:)

Since: Mar 09

Overton County

#17 Jan 19, 2011
When I was a little girl we went to church and did the whole sunday school thing. It was fun something to do and at a church camp I was saved and baptized and was told I'll go to heavn.... I was young and didn't realize just how many hyprocrits I was going to church with.

I personally consider myself as having faith in something bigger than myself. But I'm not going to sit and preach to someone whose beliefs are completly different than my own. Or visa versa.

To many people try to hard to immpressve the one some call god. Whom has many awsome names. But that is neither here or there. To have religion and to have christ and to have faith is one thing but to twist it into a weapon and use it against one is another. No one knows whose religion is THE religion. One will argue man over mouse anyway to prove their faith is stronger and true. But at the end of the day your down 20 bucks you could of used to feed your family with. Just a thought.....
KoalaGums

Canberra, Australia

#18 Jan 19, 2011
I am not angry with God Himself. But I am angry with my parents church.

“Quantum Junctn: Use Both Lanes”

Since: Dec 06

Tulsa, Oklahoma USofA

#19 Jan 19, 2011
KoalaGums wrote:
I am not angry with God Himself. But I am angry with my parents church.
With good reason: "God Himself" is not real.

The lying, parasitic church is.

“Quantum Junctn: Use Both Lanes”

Since: Dec 06

Tulsa, Oklahoma USofA

#20 Jan 19, 2011
Demented_Pixie wrote:
When I was a little girl we went to church and did the whole sunday school thing. It was fun something to do and at a church camp I was saved and baptized and was told I'll go to heavn.... I was young and didn't realize just how many hyprocrits I was going to church with.
I personally consider myself as having faith in something bigger than myself. But I'm not going to sit and preach to someone whose beliefs are completly different than my own. Or visa versa.
To many people try to hard to immpressve the one some call god. Whom has many awsome names. But that is neither here or there. To have religion and to have christ and to have faith is one thing but to twist it into a weapon and use it against one is another. No one knows whose religion is THE religion. One will argue man over mouse anyway to prove their faith is stronger and true. But at the end of the day your down 20 bucks you could of used to feed your family with. Just a thought.....
Such a lovely version of Pascal's Wager.

Still as flawed as ever, but nicely worded anyhow.
Richard

Merrylands, Australia

#21 Jan 19, 2011
"Not that there are not a lot of good reasons in today’s world to be angry at God,"
WRONG-How can one be angry at a myth?

" or at least at those who claim to serve God,"
RIGHT-He got that one right.

" especially after horrors like that which occurred in the U.S. on 9/11."
Deflection(WRONG)-What about the Crusades, the Spanish Inquestion ect.?

"Yet, when one examines more carefully the arguments presented by such authors, one can see that their main problem is not so much with the philosophical idea of God as such"
WRONG

" (there has to be something to account for the existence of the universe — or else one has to somehow deify the universe itself)"
WRONG

"Unfortunately, this is even true when it comes to the image of God as a loving “Father” as given to us by Jesus in the gospels."
WRONG- Unless of cause the OT god went to anger management classes.

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