Closing our religion coverage a bit late today: From The Poached Egg:
A new set of studies in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology finds that atheists and agnostics report anger toward God either in the past or anger focused on a hypothetical image of what they imagine God must be like. Julie Exline, a psychologist at Case Western Reserve University and the lead author of this recent study, has examined other data on this subject with identical results. Exline explains that her interest was first piqued when an early study of anger toward God revealed a counterintuitive finding: Those who reported no belief in God reported more grudges toward him than believers.
So it is a sign of good mental health to be really mad at someone you think doesn’t exist?
The fun part is that these kinds of studies are now being done on atheists and agnostics, rather than just inflicted on the rest of us. It’s great, knowing that if you say you’re a Catholic, and mean it, you can’t get roped into one of them. – O’Leary for News