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  • I've conquered anger like a boss

    4 11.76%
  • I hardly ever get angry about anything

    9 26.47%
  • I get angry only once or twice a WEEK

    3 8.82%
  • I get angry about once or twice a DAY

    6 17.65%
  • I get angry several times a day

    3 8.82%
  • I'm always angry about something

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  • Other (explain in thread)

    7 20.59%
  • You need to get a life, zero!

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    Now that I no longer work with tech support, I do fine as long as I stay offline

    Online I am slowly learning (or trying to learn?) to scroll on, rather than read troll nonsense

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    Of course I'm angry. I'm a hard working, straight, White, conservative, Christian man living in the ever-increasing third-world socialist cesspool known as New Jersey. Everything is stacked against me here. Jesus is mocked and disrespected while everything else is revered. The hell with these jack-wagons who roam the streets where integrity once ruled the day but people they wipe their rear ends with the Bible and the U.S. Constitution. I'm fighting the Good Fight and make no apologies for my attitude.

    And yet with all that said, yesterday I asked for prayers, asking God to help create in me a more gentile spirit while at the same time allowing me to remain ever firm in my resolve to proclaim the glorious Truth of Jesus Christ while standing up for decency and common sense. Up to this point I'm like John the Baptist with a take no prisoners attitude; if I can be more gentle in spirit, that would be wonderful, but if not, so be it. Into God's hands I commit my spirit.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Utah View Post
    Of course I'm angry. I'm a hard working, straight, White, conservative, Christian man living in the ever-increasing third-world socialist cesspool known as New Jersey. Everything is stacked against me here. Jesus is mocked and disrespected while everything else is revered. The hell with these jack-wagons who roam the streets where integrity once ruled the day but people they wipe their rear ends with the Bible and the U.S. Constitution. I'm fighting the Good Fight and make no apologies for my attitude.

    And yet with all that said, yesterday I asked for prayers, asking God to help create in me a more gentile spirit while at the same time allowing me to remain ever firm in my resolve to proclaim the glorious Truth of Jesus Christ while standing up for decency and common sense. Up to this point I'm like John the Baptist with a take no prisoners attitude; if I can be more gentle in spirit, that would be wonderful, but if not, so be it. Into God's hands I commit my spirit.

    Jersey or as they call it "joy-sy" is a rough place I've heard especially scaring away businesses with bs epa regulations/enviro laws....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Utah View Post
    Up to this point I'm like John the Baptist with a take no prisoners attitude; if I can be more gentle in spirit, that would be wonderful, but if not, so be it. Into God's hands I commit my spirit.
    I've always liked your spirit, I think it has its rightful place in the fight you described. Maybe God gave it to you for good reason. Keep it up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Utah View Post
    Of course I'm angry. I'm a hard working, straight, White, conservative, Christian man living in the ever-increasing third-world socialist cesspool known as New Jersey. Everything is stacked against me here. Jesus is mocked and disrespected while everything else is revered. The hell with these jack-wagons who roam the streets where integrity once ruled the day but people they wipe their rear ends with the Bible and the U.S. Constitution. I'm fighting the Good Fight and make no apologies for my attitude.

    And yet with all that said, yesterday I asked for prayers, asking God to help create in me a more gentile spirit while at the same time allowing me to remain ever firm in my resolve to proclaim the glorious Truth of Jesus Christ while standing up for decency and common sense. Up to this point I'm like John the Baptist with a take no prisoners attitude; if I can be more gentle in spirit, that would be wonderful, but if not, so be it. Into God's hands I commit my spirit.
    Right there with you brother. That's why I can't get too animated about the condition of the country. My flesh is constantly pulling me toward anger and strife. If you look at what we as a nation were vs. what we have become, it is beyond sickening.
    So my choice is to be angry and join a militia, and be ready when the civil war comes, or give myself TOTALLY to Christ, and accept that the demise of society will not be thwarted by me doing the former. This is a legitimate struggle for me. I'd like to think that the Holy Spirit is working to ensure I just live for Christ in Grace and love, even toward those responsible for the moral cesspool we are in.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Utah View Post
    Of course I'm angry. I'm a hard working, straight, White, conservative, Christian man living in the ever-increasing third-world socialist cesspool known as New Jersey. Everything is stacked against me here. Jesus is mocked and disrespected while everything else is revered. The hell with these jack-wagons who roam the streets where integrity once ruled the day but people they wipe their rear ends with the Bible and the U.S. Constitution. I'm fighting the Good Fight and make no apologies for my attitude.

    And yet with all that said, yesterday I asked for prayers, asking God to help create in me a more gentile spirit while at the same time allowing me to remain ever firm in my resolve to proclaim the glorious Truth of Jesus Christ while standing up for decency and common sense. Up to this point I'm like John the Baptist with a take no prisoners attitude; if I can be more gentle in spirit, that would be wonderful, but if not, so be it. Into God's hands I commit my spirit.
    Word, brother!

    I am very aware of my anger toward those who step on others like they are worthless and use religious extremism to justify their cruel behavior. I have intense bully radar and am quick to defend victims. *sigh* But I know in my spirit that it's not God's will for me to react like that, like Peter with his sword. I'm a slow learner but I'm learning. Over and over I gotta keep surrendering to the Lord's gentle spirit and waiting on him to move me in the way he wants me to go. Man, how happy I am that the Lord is patient and merciful and faithful.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Marek View Post
    I'm in a constant state of anger broken up by tiny bits of happiness. Usually alcohol helps me forget I'm angry, but it runs out and then I get angry again. Mostly about how stupid this generation is, stuff like that. Also my being an avid gambler and keep getting screwed on games doesn't help things much. Anyway angry rant over.
    Aside from the gambling, I am in total agreement with this Russian fellow.
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    This is how I feel when I witness abuse:

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    This is how the Lord is making me:

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    I didn’t see a temple in the city because the Lord God All-Mighty and the Lamb are its Temple. The city didn’t have need for the sun or the moon to shine on it, for the Glory of God gave it light; the Lamb is the Light.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TemporaryCircumstances View Post
    I haven't conquered anger. There are things that get me very angry.
    I.e. someone showing injustice to someone else, or "Christians" acting or talking with awful behavior or words.
    There are a few other thingd, but other then that I can compose myself and my anger haha
    Maybe those Christians are angry too.

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    Perhaps, but still doesn't give them an excuse to act in a way that turns people away from God
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    Quote Originally Posted by laura_charlotte View Post
    I've always liked your spirit, I think it has its rightful place in the fight you described. Maybe God gave it to you for good reason. Keep it up.
    Thank you, Laura. I have great respect for you and your words are encouraging.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PennEd View Post
    Right there with you brother. That's why I can't get too animated about the condition of the country. My flesh is constantly pulling me toward anger and strife. If you look at what we as a nation were vs. what we have become, it is beyond sickening.
    So my choice is to be angry and join a militia, and be ready when the civil war comes, or give myself TOTALLY to Christ, and accept that the demise of society will not be thwarted by me doing the former. This is a legitimate struggle for me. I'd like to think that the Holy Spirit is working to ensure I just live for Christ in Grace and love, even toward those responsible for the moral cesspool we are in.
    Amen, brother. I feel I need to give myself more to Christ; its a transition that makes me excited about the future. As you can see, I'm all over the place. Ultimately we know who wins, praise God!
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    Quote Originally Posted by AuntieAnt View Post
    Word, brother!

    I am very aware of my anger toward those who step on others like they are worthless and use religious extremism to justify their cruel behavior. I have intense bully radar and am quick to defend victims. *sigh* But I know in my spirit that it's not God's will for me to react like that, like Peter with his sword. I'm a slow learner but I'm learning. Over and over I gotta keep surrendering to the Lord's gentle spirit and waiting on him to move me in the way he wants me to go. Man, how happy I am that the Lord is patient and merciful and faithful.
    I am always encouraged by you and what you bring to the Table, my sister.

    Thank you for sharing as always. God bless you!
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    Quote Originally Posted by TemporaryCircumstances View Post
    Perhaps, but still doesn't give them an excuse to act in a way that turns people away from God
    Maybe those Christians see a train full of trouble headed for town, and nobody cares.

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    Hmmmmmmmmmm where do I begin. The Lord is helping me with anger and has taught me better ways to let anger go. How I do it depends on the situation at hand. Most of the time I just walk away, which isn't always easy for me. Especially with bullies and people who think that they are better than someone. He has helped me with my tongue because it can be quick and sharp. He's helped me with forgiveness if you forgive that will help anger pass as well.

    When I'm angry I tend to get quiet and off to myself to avoid saying something that I shouldn't, I don't have to have the last word. I may come back to address things later, maybe not, again it depends on the situation and the people involved..

    I use to be a brawler, not because I wanted to be because I had to be. I'm to old for that now although there are times I'd like to give someone a good whack. I'm a work in progress, God is a Great God and He can change any man/woman if they want it and open their hearts to receive it. He's done amazing things in my life with more amazing things to come.
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    Some will say that anger is a secondary emotion, that the primary feeling is one
    of being hurt as a result of some boundary being violated. Anger may even help
    us understand what our boundaries are so we can better maintain them in looking
    after ourselves and being aware of where our values are.

    The problem, though, is that
    often we have unmet, unrealistic expectations
    of others. I am no more capable of always living up to other people's
    expectations of me than anyone else is capable of living up to my expectations
    of them. I also need to know what my expectations are and how realistic and
    willing I am to try to meet the expectations of others. Boundaries...

    That is why I must forgive others when they unknowingly trample my boundaries.
    Carrying resentment is like taking poison hoping someone else dies.







    When people do cross my boundaries, I have to determine if they do so maliciously
    or unwittingly. If it is an ongoing problem where they show that they simply have no
    consideration for me, or I come to the conclusion that the other is really untrustworthy
    for whatever reason, then it is up to me to deal with my own feelings in a way that
    does no harm to them. Yes, easier said than done. Impossible at times.





    I may not be able to control my emotions, but I do have some measure of control
    over how I act as a result of the things I feel. As I grow and mature, my ability to
    maintain some modicum of circumspection increases. As Laura said, perspective is key.
    Insanity is the loss of perspective. If I get too self focused, my life can spin out of control.

    Having Jesus in my life, and being able to turn things over to God, makes everything
    so much better. I still get angry. I just don't feel as driven any more to get even.
    That is such a relief



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    All the posts seem to have covered the topic perfectly with some great suggestions but my original thought with the OP was "how do you define anger," I have come to realize that some people actually define anger as when a person turns red in the face, spewing obscenties, throwing objects while screaming. To me that is not anger but uncontrolled rage. In this case, no I dont struggle with anger and never have.

    Others define anger as being upset about something said so you open up to someone and through discussion in a normal controlled tone of voice express how your upset by x statement or action and want to know why that person said x or did x. Their response, "well I dont know why ypur angry.." Im not angry, Im upset there is a difference. In this case I do experience "anger" but I define that as being upset. Im too analytical at times, yes I realize.

    The older I get I have zero tolerance for rage unless someones life is in literal danger I guess.

    Anger and frustration I have finally gotten to a place where I disengage for a minimum of 15 min before I try to reapproach which prevents me from saying or doing something I will regret. While driving, if someone cuts me off I immediately picture Jesus sitting in my passenger seat and not let words or thoughts escape that I wouldnt want Him to hear. Works about 80% of time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chickwithsticks View Post
    All the posts seem to have covered the topic perfectly with some great suggestions but my original thought with the OP was "how do you define anger," I have come to realize that some people actually define anger as when a person turns red in the face, spewing obscenties, throwing objects while screaming. To me that is not anger but uncontrolled rage. In this case, no I dont struggle with anger and never have.

    Others define anger as being upset about something said so you open up to someone and through discussion in a normal controlled tone of voice express how your upset by x statement or action and want to know why that person said x or did x. Their response, "well I dont know why ypur angry.." Im not angry, Im upset there is a difference. In this case I do experience "anger" but I define that as being upset. Im too analytical at times, yes I realize.

    The older I get I have zero tolerance for rage unless someones life is in literal danger I guess.
    Agreed. I had the same thought about defining what anger actually is. I rarely ever have any sort of outburst, and even then it's only ever been with immediate family (ex-husband). I do sometimes "rant" which is a display of anger, but it's more like passionate griping, and rarely in direct conflict with someone. I get irritated regularly, usually while driving. I don't think that's really the same thing as "anger" though.

    Love the honesty coming out in this thread!
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    Is frustration and anger one in the same?
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    Maybe I'm just frustrated. Anger is short lived, what I'm feeling is lasting a long time.
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