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Misotheism hatred of God. The term has its history in the Aeschylus and his depiction of Promethius in Promethius Unbound. Promethius' profession of hating the Gods due to his punishment for bring fire to mankind. Misotheism is the expression given to people who blame God for negative experiences within their lives that cause a spitefulness towards God. It can also be a expression of distain for the teachings of God. When one believes that God is unjust or that God is evil.  
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'''Misotheism''' (μισόθεος a compound of μίσος "hatred" and θεός "god") is the hating the gods, or hatred of God. The term has its origin in Aeschylus' depiction of Prometheus in ''Prometheus Bound'' and ''Prometheus Unbound''. Prometheus professed hatred of the gods because of their punishment of him for bringing fire to humankind. "Misotheist" is the expression given to a person who blames God for negative experiences within that person's life that result in a spitefulness towards God. It can also be a expression of disdain for the teachings of God, or when one believes that God is unjust or evil.  
  
 
== See Also ==
 
== See Also ==
* [[Deontological ethics]]
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* [[Panentheism]]
 
* [[problem of evil]]
 
* [[problem of evil]]
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* [[theophilos]]
 
* [[theodicy]]
 
* [[theodicy]]
  
== References ==
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== External links ==
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Article on Wikipedia [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Misotheism]
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== Rebellion Against God and Creation in Orthodox literature==
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* Ivan Karamazov in [[Fyodor Dostoevsky]]'s 1879 ''The Brothers Karamazov'' articulates what might be termed a misotheistic rejection of God. Koons covered this argument in the [http://www.utexas.edu/cola/depts/philosophy/faculty/koons/356/lec20.html lecture immediately following] the one [http://www.utexas.edu/cola/depts/philosophy/faculty/koons/356/lec19.html referenced above]. It was also discussed by Peter S. Fosl in his essay entitled "[http://www.philosophers.co.uk/portal_article.php?id=23 The Moral Imperative to Rebel Against God]".
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[[Category:Theology]]

Latest revision as of 17:41, March 24, 2009

Misotheism (μισόθεος a compound of μίσος "hatred" and θεός "god") is the hating the gods, or hatred of God. The term has its origin in Aeschylus' depiction of Prometheus in Prometheus Bound and Prometheus Unbound. Prometheus professed hatred of the gods because of their punishment of him for bringing fire to humankind. "Misotheist" is the expression given to a person who blames God for negative experiences within that person's life that result in a spitefulness towards God. It can also be a expression of disdain for the teachings of God, or when one believes that God is unjust or evil.

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External links

Article on Wikipedia [1]

Rebellion Against God and Creation in Orthodox literature

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