Fears and superstitions about God’s nature In addition to that, because we believe God is a punishing God, most people have the belief within themselves that we’re not allowed to experience anger with God. And in fact most people are petrified of actually expressing anger and rage
towards God, and so they never do. They never even get below their addictions with God as a result. Remember anger is always a result of some addiction. So if we have rage with God but can’t even express it, and we are in complete denial of the rage that we have towards God, then it’s going to be very, very difficult for us to ever find the addiction we have with God, for example addictions about what we expect God to do for us, as to why we get so angry with God. It’s almost like we have this deep superstition inside of us that maybe God is like that. There’s this underlying feeling in most of society of superstition where they are a bit superstitious of God and therefore they don’t see God as a loving God, but somebody who’s going to require something of them at some point, and they’vegot to just be careful with their life. It’s interesting that when you talk to even the most confirmed atheist there are often these underlying feelings of superstition, which are in them that, are part of mankind’s history.
This superstitious nature that we have with God has caused us to do all sorts of very, very damaging things with God. For example, the whole concept that is presented in the Old Testament of the Bible that the Israelite race were allowed to destroy other races was all based on superstition about an angry God. So when another race sacrificed their children to God, the Israelite race condemned that and they decided that they were going to be God’s sword of correction for that other race. And the Israelite race, as they proceeded through what they called the “promised land”, they eventually
murdered whole races; fathers, mothers, children, and totally destroyed the race through their superstitions that they had with God. And I find it interesting that a lot of Christian principles are based on that kind of treatment of other people. So when you look at all of the different injuries and emotional feelings that we have with God, it’s pretty intense, hey?