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Non belief in the god of Abraham

How does one citing a disbelief in one particular religion, god, or beliefs system (or in many) equate to anger with/at said deity/beliefs system/religion?

Does not the simple fact of anger confirm belief?

How is it possible for one to harbor hard feelings, anger, bitterness, discontent towards something in which they do not believe?

(From a biblical stand point, what is the justification for this condescending attitude toward those who believe differently?)

 

 Note that this is not a debate regarding whether or not those who practice differing religions or have countering beliefs do in fact believe in your god. 

The simple question is, how is this widely accepted christian belief/attitude justifiable through docterine?

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ObbyDobbie

Asked by ObbyDobbie at 9:37 AM on Mar. 1, 2011 in Religious Debate

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  • Please re-phrase- I am not getting the question-;)
    soyousay

    Answer by soyousay at 10:01 AM on Mar. 1, 2011

  • How is it possible for one to harbor hard feelings, anger, bitterness, discontent towards something in which they do not believe?

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    Why don't YOU tell US?
    jewjewbee

    Answer by jewjewbee at 10:24 AM on Mar. 1, 2011

  • I need some clarity in the question please
    adnilm

    Answer by adnilm at 10:27 AM on Mar. 1, 2011

  • How is it possible for one to harbor hard feelings, anger, bitterness, discontent towards something in which they do not believe?

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    Exactly
    popzaroo

    Answer by popzaroo at 10:28 AM on Mar. 1, 2011

  • I don"t believe in god and I don't have feelings of anger/bitterness/discontent toward the god/belief system/religion. I may have some of those feelings for those that practice said religion but not in the imaginary figures of that belief.
    MrsMWF

    Answer by MrsMWF at 10:31 AM on Mar. 1, 2011

  • Again, there are as many different answers to that question as their are non believers. Some people are non believers because their reasoning doesn't allow for it, some people are non believers because they were never exposed, some people are non believers because of a traumatic experience, some people are non believers because they ran the course of belief for themselves. All valid reasons and answers
    adnilm

    Answer by adnilm at 10:45 AM on Mar. 1, 2011

  • Welll let's be fair, I have non-belief in ALL Gods, but yeah I think the notion that my non-belief in the God of Abraham is a result of anger at the same God (which is a common claim made by Christians for why Atheists don't believe in their God) is ridiculous. Does their non-belief in Thor stem from anger? In Zeus? In Ra? In Vishnu?
    KristiS11384

    Answer by KristiS11384 at 10:53 AM on Mar. 1, 2011

  • Simply not believing does not equal anger/bitterness, but certain peoples' attitudes towards, and personal attacks on, Believers does. Of course there are those that even though they say they do not believe in Him, they go out of their way to insult Him ("invisible sky daddy" and calling Jesus a zombie come to mind). If you don't believe in him fine, but personally attacking His followers and insulting Him does scream of bitterness towards something.
    asmcbride

    Answer by asmcbride at 11:27 AM on Mar. 1, 2011

  • Does their non-belief in Thor stem from anger? In Zeus? In Ra? In Vishnu?

    Agreed- but if someone went out of their way to insult the above or those that believe in him (as described in the response above) would you draw the conclusion that it is something a little more than a non-belief that drives them?
    soyousay

    Answer by soyousay at 11:33 AM on Mar. 1, 2011

  • But not all Atheists do, So it is making a sweeping generalization to claim that all do.
    KristiS11384

    Answer by KristiS11384 at 11:51 AM on Mar. 1, 2011

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