Belief in angry God associated with m...
blacklagoon

Boston, MA

#90 Apr 24, 2013
andet1987 wrote:
<quoted text>
a person like you who becomes happy if called a moron, is having a mental illness. please seek help now. again, there is nothing wrong if someone becomes angry. that is a very normal feeling. God is normal whether angry or not.
So....Happy people are insane, and angry people are consider normal....OOOOOOHHH KKKAAAYY.....On what planet did you say your were from???? ROTFLMAO
blacklagoon

Boston, MA

#91 Apr 24, 2013
thanks wrote:
<quoted text> I never said sacrifice is not in the Bible. I said that the God of the Bible came to forbid it. By the way, Daoism and Buddhism are religions by any body but you. Religion is not only defined by a belief in a god. You are taking one definition of a word and using it to suit your argument. Their is no proving their is or is not. I truly believe an intelligent person to be agnostic. I find atheist to scared people who have a perpetual fear of being wrong about something they can't explain. The same feeling I have for religious freaks. Both are so hell bent on proving their point and forcing their faith on others. What is atheism if it is not a religion. The absence of belief is a belief in its self.
You job is to now point out the chapter and verse were God forbids sacrifice, Good luck, I'll wait!!!

Maybe you should create your own dictionary. Do me a favor and look up RELIGION in the dictionary, tell me what the definition is!!!!!!

You have made a statement describing what an Atheists is, now show the evidence that Atheists have a perpetual fear of being wrong about something they can't explain.....Ready....set.....G O.

There is very little that I can't explain, science has given me the answers to most things. Anything that I can't explain, science has at least given me a working Theory and a number of possibilities. I have the upmost trust that science will in fact be eventually able to explain any real unknown. So As you can see, I have absolutely no FEAR of being wrong about anything I can explain, science eventually will.
just asking

Blacklick, OH

#92 Apr 24, 2013
blacklagoon wrote:
A study shows belief in an angry God is associated with a variety of mental illnesses.
These are the results found in the April 2010 edition of "Journal of Religion and Health." The study conducted by Marymont Manhatten College professor Nava Silter, used data from a 2010 Baylor religious survey of U.S. adults to examine the link between beliefs and anxiety disorder, like social dysfunction, paranoia, obsession and compulsion. The finding support the evolutionary trait for that part of the brain that detects threats, and creates the kinds of social dysfunction's found in the study.
More evidence that "religion poisons everything."
Is this from The Onion?

I want to read what they say about belief in a happy God.

Is there a link?
blacklagoon

Boston, MA

#93 Apr 24, 2013
just asking wrote:
<quoted text>
Is this from The Onion?
I want to read what they say about belief in a happy God.
Is there a link?
There is a link to God, but never a happy God, always angry about something, it's called the bible. Apparently he's constantly pissed off about something. So sorry, no such thing as a happy God!!!!!!

“ reality, what a concept”

Since: Nov 07

this one

#94 Apr 24, 2013
blacklagoon wrote:
A Holy Book that is supposed to be the word of God, that condones slavery, rape and murder, is an IMMORAL book, sorry your not smart enough to realize that. You can have a storybook built around campfire tales but remove "ACUAL EVENTS" There is NO evidence that any of these "ACTUAL EVENTS" ever happened.
Apparently you see no problem with a Holy Book touted as the actual word of God containing numerous cruel and immoral events and instructions. I'm sure these evil events have taken place and have been spoken by many, but any sane person would, or should know, they don't belong in a Holy Book as the words of a supposed kind and loving God thing. That you don't see this book as totally immoral and cruel speaks volumes for your morals!!!!
Are you always this stressed??? I get that you are an atheist and have a complete disdain for the Bible. I also get that you believe God to be a serious a-hole, if He does exist, but He doesn't dammit. You don't have to convince me why you hate the Bible, Christianity, Christians, God, religion. faith, or anything else for that matter, because I couldn't give a flying f*ck what your rationalizations are.

My point is still what its been from the beginning, your belief in angry God and the implications that might have on your mental health.

“ reality, what a concept”

Since: Nov 07

this one

#95 Apr 24, 2013
just asking wrote:
Is this from The Onion?
I want to read what they say about belief in a happy God.
Is there a link?
Actually it's from Baylor University, there's no direct link to the study aside from it's abstract:
http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs1...

If you want to read it in it's entirety, it's ppv.

Here's an article on the findings:
http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2013/04/17/study-b...

Basically, what they found was a positive association between belief in an "Angry God" and mental illnesses such as anxiety, paranoia, compulsion and/or obsession. Believers in an angry God are more likely to suffer from these problems than believers in a "Benevolent God", those whose belief in God encompasses traits of both (This was a survey done exclusively among self-identified Christians). Believers in a benevolent God, on the hand, are far less likely to suffer from these conditions than the other groups, so much so that there is a negative association between believing in a benevolent God and the mental health issues looked into.

The study doesn't say that belief in an angry God causes mental illness, nor that a belief in a benevolent one will keep you from going there. It surmises that folk with these mental health issues find the message of an angry God more appealing, so He attracts more than his fare share of the already there. It isn't His fault.
the way it is

Blacklick, OH

#96 Apr 24, 2013
If it's not in The Onion I'm not interested.

The Onion is where I get all my news and views.

Since: Jul 10

Minneapolis, MN

#97 Apr 24, 2013
blacklagoon wrote:
A study shows belief in an angry God is associated with a variety of mental illnesses.
These are the results found in the April 2010 edition of "Journal of Religion and Health." The study conducted by Marymont Manhatten College professor Nava Silter, used data from a 2010 Baylor religious survey of U.S. adults to examine the link between beliefs and anxiety disorder, like social dysfunction, paranoia, obsession and compulsion. The finding support the evolutionary trait for that part of the brain that detects threats, and creates the kinds of social dysfunction's found in the study.
More evidence that "religion poisons everything."
that definitely describes fred phelps of the westboro baptist church in Topeka, KS. along with the rest of his group.....
blacklagoon

Boston, MA

#98 Apr 24, 2013
Rick in Kansas wrote:
<quoted text>Are you always this stressed??? I get that you are an atheist and have a complete disdain for the Bible. I also get that you believe God to be a serious a-hole, if He does exist, but He doesn't dammit. You don't have to convince me why you hate the Bible, Christianity, Christians, God, religion. faith, or anything else for that matter, because I couldn't give a flying f*ck what your rationalizations are.
My point is still what its been from the beginning, your belief in angry God and the implications that might have on your mental health.
If it makes you feel better to insist that I believe in any kind of God then go for it. I'd hate to be responsible for any kind of meltdown you might have if I keep telling you I'm an Atheist.

If you don't give a f--k what my rationalizations are, why do you even read my posts or come to this site at all? I have a very good reason for my posts, what might your be?
blacklagoon

Boston, MA

#99 Apr 24, 2013
Rick in Kansas wrote:
<quoted text>Actually it's from Baylor University, there's no direct link to the study aside from it's abstract:
http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs1...
If you want to read it in it's entirety, it's ppv.
Here's an article on the findings:
http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2013/04/17/study-b...
Basically, what they found was a positive association between belief in an "Angry God" and mental illnesses such as anxiety, paranoia, compulsion and/or obsession. Believers in an angry God are more likely to suffer from these problems than believers in a "Benevolent God", those whose belief in God encompasses traits of both (This was a survey done exclusively among self-identified Christians). Believers in a benevolent God, on the hand, are far less likely to suffer from these conditions than the other groups, so much so that there is a negative association between believing in a benevolent God and the mental health issues looked into.
The study doesn't say that belief in an angry God causes mental illness, nor that a belief in a benevolent one will keep you from going there. It surmises that folk with these mental health issues find the message of an angry God more appealing, so He attracts more than his fare share of the already there. It isn't His fault.
I guess you missed the part about the evolutionary component. When the brain feels threatened, as in an angry God, it reacts with an assortment of dysfunctional actions, like paranoia, and anxiety. I can't imagine the hell for someone who actually believes that a vengeful God has the ability to peer into their most private thoughts and convict them of thought crimes, how horrible that must be. To be on guard every waking moment, trying to edit what might blossom in your mind. Even sleeping when you have no control over what goes on in your mind, must leave them paralyzed with fear. And to pass that mindset on to the young undeveloped mind is no different from any other form of child abuse. No wonder a belief in an angry God causes such horrid mental problems

“ reality, what a concept”

Since: Nov 07

this one

#101 Apr 24, 2013
blacklagoon wrote:
<quoted text>If it makes you feel better to insist that I believe in any kind of God then go for it. I'd hate to be responsible for any kind of meltdown you might have if I keep telling you I'm an Atheist.
If you don't give a f--k what my rationalizations are, why do you even read my posts or come to this site at all? I have a very good reason for my posts, what might your be?
Sweetie, you have repeatedly told us that the only God you know of is angrier than all get out, you can be an atheist all you want, but that doesn't change the reality that you only believe in an angry God.

The point of my posts is as it always has been since I began pointing out this reality to you. You are on the wrong side of your own study and that means the odds that you aren't anxious, paranoid, delusional and/or obsessive have diminished considerably.
blacklagoon

Jamaica Plain, MA

#102 Apr 24, 2013
Rick in Kansas wrote:
<quoted text>Sweetie, you have repeatedly told us that the only God you know of is angrier than all get out, you can be an atheist all you want, but that doesn't change the reality that you only believe in an angry God.
The point of my posts is as it always has been since I began pointing out this reality to you. You are on the wrong side of your own study and that means the odds that you aren't anxious, paranoid, delusional and/or obsessive have diminished considerably.
Now your being just plain foolish, I know of no God angry or otherwise. I base what I know about God on what Theists tell me. About what is written in the bible, the supposed word of God. "EVERYTHING" I know about this God comes from what Those of religion proclaim to be factual. Outside of this post, the thought of any kind of God never enters my mind. I live everyday consumed with my passion for creativity, and the enjoyment of my life.

BTW, most people who call me "sweetie" usually want to have sex with me, just thought you should know!!!!

“ reality, what a concept”

Since: Nov 07

this one

#103 Apr 25, 2013
Let me make this simple for you, you can claim to be an Atheist all you want, but you've made it perfectly clear that you do in fact believe in a God and He's an angry one. You don't have to worship to be a believer, buttercup.

BTW, you should be so lucky.
blacklagoon

Boston, MA

#104 Apr 25, 2013
Rick in Kansas wrote:
Let me make this simple for you, you can claim to be an Atheist all you want, but you've made it perfectly clear that you do in fact believe in a God and He's an angry one. You don't have to worship to be a believer, buttercup.
BTW, you should be so lucky.
Just howling have you had this comprehension problem? Theists tell me how angry the God of their religion is, just commenting on what they have said, however, it if somehow makes you feel good that I believe in any kind of God, please feel free. It's as though you inherently realize how foolish and irrational your belief i God is, and you're immensely jealous that someone else is free from this celestial dictator. I guess misery LOVES company, thats OK i do understand the dysfunction of it all.

I should be so lucky? Or just maybe totally grossed out!!!!!!!!

“ reality, what a concept”

Since: Nov 07

this one

#105 Apr 25, 2013
Dear, you yourself have made it clear that the ONLY God you know is an angry one, it really don't matter if you worship him or not.

Anxious, paranoid, compulsive and obsessive, think about it.
blacklagoon

Boston, MA

#106 Apr 25, 2013
Rick in Kansas wrote:
Dear, you yourself have made it clear that the ONLY God you know is an angry one, it really don't matter if you worship him or not.
Anxious, paranoid, compulsive and obsessive, think about it.
Since that is the ONLY GOD described to me by Theists and since it's the ONLY GOD I read about in the bible, what else should I think? Your action and your deeds define what kind of person, or in this case, God you are.

If someone told me that Vampires were really nice people, even though I refuse to believe they are real, I could still speak to the evil that they are SAID TO BE!!!! Same for werewolves and zombies. I don't have to believe in any of these in order to give an opinion.

Relaxed, relatively stress free, compassionate, creative, respected by my peers, and maybe a bit obsessed with the poison that religion is. Thanks for your concern!!!!!!

“ reality, what a concept”

Since: Nov 07

this one

#107 Apr 25, 2013
Dear, there are many, many versions of the God of the Bible, you believe in only the one you choose to.
Adam

Germany

#108 Apr 25, 2013
Rick in Kansas wrote:
Dear, there are many, many versions of the God of the Bible, you believe in only the one you choose to.
People who make up their own god´s are clearly in the wrong. Last I checked there´s only one version of god in the bible, the god who condemns homosexuality explicit.

Jesus taught by your words you shalt be justified and by your words you shalt be condemned.
Adam

Germany

#109 Apr 25, 2013
Homosexuality is associated with mental illness not with faith.

“ reality, what a concept”

Since: Nov 07

this one

#110 Apr 25, 2013
Adolf, my favorite little pervert, you're living proof of the truth of the association between believing in an angry God and mental illness. I thought you knew, you've been told often enough.

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