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Being Angry at God

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Visitor Comments: 24

(24) Ora, January 24, 2009 10:23 AM

its difficult to stop being angry with G-d

I think this is a great video. Maybe Lori will make a second part, dealing with how to move on from your anger with G-d. Similar to other people here, I have had a number of negative events that made me feel angry with G-d. However, it sort of reached a peak with me a couple of years ago, where I felt the balance in my heart shift, I still believe in G-d but it is now affected by a distinct bitterness. I generally enjoy daily life but each time G-d does something upsetting its like that whole bitter relationship comes back again. I feel no true love, affection or natural respect for Him. I am sure He has created these ideas in me for a reason, because I am a social theorist, but I wondered if Lori had any perspective on this... ,) ps I love Lori Almost Live, what a rich, joyous and visibly warm contribution she makes :)

(23) Anonymous, October 27, 2008 7:32 PM

you just dont get it

I had breast cancer last year, I did chemo and radiotherapy, and I began to pray and pray, I now pray the evening prayers(maariv) every night before I go to sleep. In my morning prayers I read the words like I never did before. They are such beautiful words, it gives you such strength, and I know without a shadow of a doubt that what happened to me was because G-d wanted me to get closer to him. My life has changed so much (for the better) I worry so much less about things that can happen. I just tell myself "I am being delayed because G-d is protecting me from something". If I am in a terrible situation I stop everything and grab my tehilim (psalms). I try to help people as much as I can. Never hurt people's feelings. This is why G-d sends such terrible punishments. It's appalling how people treat each other. There is nothing on earth that feels more wonderful than the fact that G-d is next to you helping you every step of the way. But to get there you have to open you eyes and see the wonderful things going on around you. Hope things work out for all of you.

(22) BJ, October 17, 2008 10:29 PM

Can God be angry at us?

Because i believe there is God, he is controlling our life, then is there any thing called Karma eisting? does it hount us all life? even if we are set right with HIM? I don't wanna join the estheist any way. HE is always right!

(21) tova wald, October 15, 2008 2:23 AM

NO G-D????

Dear Avi (20) I was distressed and in disbelief to find your comment as it were directly above mine!!! You have a special name, "My Father." There is a BIG difference when someone is "angry"--temporarily-- at G-d Who exists for him. There is "no anger" against G-d where one does "not believe in Him?" We, the Jewish People, are all starting a New Year, afresh. Forget what you think and wrote about G-d. Look at yourself and all around you--and see G-d's miracles. Don't be can find G-d and your belief. As you will get closer to G-d, He will get closer to you and give you strength and courage. G-d is our "Mutual Father." Our Creator Whom we should not deny or forget. Even though you say personally you do not believe in G-d, I hope G-d will bless you and all of us collectively for a Good Healthy New Year.

(20) Avi, October 10, 2008 11:28 AM

dont believe in God

Angry at God ? I am not angry at anyone. I just dont believe in God. Why is it any better to be angry at God then not believe in him.

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