Christians and Anger

Discussion in 'Religion and Ethics' started by sky dancer, Dec 23, 2008.

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    Does Christianity say that anger is good? I'm just curious. It's a big subject in my path, what about in Christianity?
     
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    God has gotten angry. He got angry at his people because they were sinful and the only man he sought fit to save was Noah.
     
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    So, are you saying that Christians are into anger, because God is into anger?
     
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    The religion itself encourages forgiveness so I would so no---Christianity isn't into anger. What people do with it is up to interpretation.
     
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    What do you think of Political Chic's post? That seems to oppose your view.
     
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    If the old testament says God got mad and wiped everyone out but Noah because they were sinners, that's what it says. There weren't even any Christians around when that supposedly happened tho.
     
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    you miss ostap, don't you sky?
     
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    Actually, I do miss him, lol. Please let him know that, Perham.
     
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    So, it's the OT believers who are into anger and vengeance? The NT doesn't deal with anger and hatred?

    Is that what you're saying?
     
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    I don't remember what book or chapter, but Jesus also got angry when he saw people gambling in the house of the Lord. He overturned the tables and scolded them for their behavior.

    Anger is a natural response. It is only when logic is given way to anger that it can be harmful. Skydancer, do you think christians are angry?
     

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