Let's get something straight.

Not everyone that's perceived as a bitch is actually unhappy. 

Let's get another thing straight. 

I'm a bitch. 

Knowing just what to say and when to say it is a talent of mine.

If the words I type piss you off, usually that was my exact intention. Thanks for playing.

Please don't mistake my mockery for misery. I'm not unhappy, in fact, I'm  laughing at you right  now. 

Laughter=happy. Ta-da! 

That said.....It's quite amusing to be accused of anger/bitterness/bad aura/whatthefuckever the minute I pull out the big red 'A' card. (Even when I'm behaving myself.) 

More than likely it's all coincidence, but it's been a repetitive theme this week. 

Just out of curiosity, I did a site search to see just how many times "Angry' came up in discussion. 

It's a surprisingly sparse subject here, actually. That's why I'm writing this. 

What does it mean to be angry?

I'm not talking about an emotional reaction to justified stimuli. People get angry. That's part of the human experience. 

I'm not even talking about the psychological evolution that takes place under oppression, stress or threat. I'd say young minority men should have a disproportionate down tick on the happy scale in America. Bullshit makes people angry, but generally, if you remove the shit, the core personality remains the same. 

What is the psychological make-up of someone that's perpetually angry? Does it stem from helplessness or the sense of helplessness?

The angriest people I know are affluent older white men, truth be told. 

I think the majority of people mistake the word 'mean' for 'angry' when dealing with atheists. 

A person can be mean and happy at the same time. Hell, sometimes being mean actually makes me happy!  I've never seen anyone angry and happy simultaneously.

I'm beyond satisfied with my life.  Seriously. I wake up every day looking forward to each minute. 

I'm a homebrewer. I'm a stoner that loves to debate for the sake of debate. Discussion makes me happy, not angry. Perhaps that accusation is a projection of the speaker, and not so much of a reflection on my own behavior. I say things that piss people off. Maybe it's their own emotions they are trying to express, not mine. 



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Comment by Nerdy Keith on May 15, 2013 at 6:18pm

You don't piss me off, I find your sassiness rather amusing actually. hehe

What does it mean to be angry? Intensely irritated, frustrated with a mixture of disdain for a given circumstance or person. 

You think its old white men who are the most angry? No thats just old people in general.  Trust me I've had to deal with so many of these miserable out sots in work.  They complain about the most trivial things. They complain to you that they cannot read signs while everyone else can. They just look for something to complain about

Comment by Doug Reardon on May 15, 2013 at 6:43pm

"I'm mad as hell, and I'm not going to take it anymore!"  And since I don't believe in hell, guess I'm not too mad.

Comment by Dale Headley on May 15, 2013 at 7:44pm

Why do you assume that, since I'm an atheist, I must be angry?  If so, I am unaware of it.  I AM angry that some fundamentalist Christians want to replace science with abject ignorance in America's public schools; but I would feel that way if I were a Buddhist or a Shintoist.  

You want anger?  Look no further than Fred Phelps and his inbred clan of morons: why don't you ask THEM why THEY are so angry?  They believe in the Christian God, and they fairly drip with hate and anger.  

Christianity is a religion born of anger - anger by the Jews at their treatment by the Babylonians and others.  Christianity's primordial god - Yahweh - is the personification of hate, vividly expressed in the Pentateuch.  And even today, deep hatred of homosexuals, atheists feminists, et al, is a constituent part of many Chrisitian sects.  So, if you want to ask why the anger, begin where it most deeply resides: in the intolerant hearts of Abrahamic theists.

Comment by Wesley on May 15, 2013 at 10:30pm

Hello there Misty,  you Happy Bitch!... I've always enjoyed reading your posts!


Comment by Wesley on May 15, 2013 at 10:34pm

What I've found is that anger in a lot of cases is almost inextricably tied to fear.  Fear of change, fear of the unknown, fear of failure, anger often comes up as a self-defense mechanism or shield.   

Comment by Barry Adamson on May 15, 2013 at 11:49pm

I was thinking it was just because you haven't been laid in awhile, but what do I know? xD  Actually, you're not angry - you're just tired of people sticking their nose where it doesn't belong.

Comment by Ed on May 16, 2013 at 2:52am

Tact & diplomacy is not my strong suit. If you have the 'balls' to say what you're thinking it helps avoid any possible misunderstandings. If that makes one a beyotch so be it. Besides life is too short to be constantly worrying about the political correctness of every word spewing forth from my lips.... 

Comment by Alan C on May 16, 2013 at 8:42am

Actually I find that most atheists are slow to anger. I am not certain, I am not a psychologist, but I think that the more intelligent you are and the more you understand the world around you, the more it takes to make you angry.  You can understand why someone thinks like they do, why people act in a certain way, why things happen the way they do; cause and effect.

I am rarely angry but when I am it tends to be turned inwards, for doing something stupid or for not doing something wise and intelligent!  How many times do you think of that snappy comeback 10 minutes after it's too late to deliver it?!  Perhaps that's just me then...

I find that I normally get calmer in direct proportion to someone getting angry at me.  My kids used to say that when my voice got calm and quiet they knew that they were not going to win the argument that they were having with me and would give up!  I love it now when theists on twitter start ranting at me for some argument that they are losing, it usually happens about two tweets before they accuse me of attacking them and their faith and  they end the discussion with a blaze of swear words.

So in short atheists aren't angry, theists are!


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