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Does it annoy you when people blame the devil for things that may go wrong in life?

Sometime things in life just happen without no cause, but most people can’t seem to understand that and want to blame the boogeyman and say things like,” He’s just trying to get you to stray.” I mean I’ve never let myself allow my imagination to stretch that far to blame an entity for anything. I take responsibility of me and just do the best I can to move passed things that just happens in life.

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I blame Loki. The only true god. If he would leave us alone, we would be just fine.

Jacar Level 7 July 14, 2018
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Just a little bit about that from Jim Jeffries.

TristanNuvo Level 7 July 12, 2018
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Nah! As Tom Waits says in Heartattack and Vine 'You know there ain't no Devil only God when he's drunk!"

Geoffrey51 Level 7 July 12, 2018
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I love that song.

@TristanNuvo Me too. Tom Waits is one of my top boys!

@Geoffrey51 A friend of mine who I made friends with on a blog site years ago will get on line together, and do a bunch of drinking, and listen to a bunch of drinking music. Every time we do, Tom Waits always comes up. Great drinking music.

@TristanNuvo Yay! Wish I could join you but there are no Downtown Trains from here!

@Geoffrey51 I thought might find this funny.

Tom Waits.... one of my long-time poetry beatnik heroes.

@TristanNuvo that is brilliant !

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Its called , being paranoid and blaming other people for what happens in thier lives

ScienceBill72 Level 7 July 12, 2018
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It certainly does Emerald; just as much as when people say things like "thank god he's alive" or thank god she was not killed in the car accident", (even though five other people were killed in the same accident) there are a thousand similar mindless exclamations used by the devout, or just plain unthinking.

MartinTL Level 1 July 12, 2018
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Ugh! Everything you said is on point.

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If the alternative is someone blaming me instead, I will let the Devil take the rap.

Gareth Level 7 July 12, 2018
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Yes.

LadyAlyxandrea Level 8 July 12, 2018
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Some people just need a scapegoat so that they can avoid responsibility for their actions.

ldheinz Level 6 July 12, 2018
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Yes, it’s annoying when the devil is blamed for bad decisions and god I’d credited for hard work. LAME!

yogafan108 Level 7 July 12, 2018
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Does it annoy me? Not really. Everyone is looking for something to blame for a misfortune, whether that's a supernatural entity, themselves, other people, the weather, etc. For me, it's better to say "Shit happens" and move on with my life.

fiferguy Level 5 July 12, 2018
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Very well typed! I could blame any number of things up to and including the number 42 for everything. I just find a reason to laugh, then move on.

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It allows them to take a pass on being responsible for their actions. I’m not in control, I can’t help it. I say mental institution for them

jab60 Level 6 July 12, 2018
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I've never met a sane person who said that! How bizzarre!

Carin Level 7 July 13, 2018
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Better blame the devil (who is out of reach) than blame the Jews or some other traditional scapegoats...

Matias Level 7 July 12, 2018
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It's just a need to blame someone other than themselves. They also justify an action by saying god told me to do it.

Dogpound9 Level 6 July 12, 2018
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Yes... Yes it does.

snytiger6 Level 8 July 12, 2018
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One word. Accountability. If one learns to take responsibility for one's actions then it's understood that what happens to you in life should begin with, "how are you involved?" It's something to think about. How many words can you get out of "Evil?"

IAJO163 Level 6 July 12, 2018
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What bothers me more than this is when people say things like, "I am a work in progress or offer it up to Jesus. Along the same lines I find it very disturbing that so many inmates upon arrival to prison suddenly, "find Jesus".

MarkF Level 5 July 12, 2018
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He was hiding in cell block E disguised as a plastic spoon this whole time!

"Offer it up to Jesus"? You mean like that insufferable song, "Jesus take the wheel"? Wife's friend shares that same, irresponsible mindset. Owing to a broken mind-mouth filter, I'm no longer encouraged to participate in conversation with her or her equally vapid husband.

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Well what's baffling about it for me is that some Christians seem to have more faith in Satan than in their deity. They go on about Satan's wiles and deceptions as if their god is powerless before him -- and even before Satan's mere minions. Some of them perform cleansing rituals and toss certain objects (e.g., owls) out of their homes so as not to give these evil entities any purchase or right to be present with them. It becomes, for some of them, a downright obsessive / compulsive neurosis.

mordant Level 8 July 12, 2018
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It bothers me a lot more when they blame me. The devil can take it, since it's just a fictional character in a sorry and ridiculous fairy tale.

zeuser Level 7 July 12, 2018
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There's no god, and no devil.
Blaming, or crediting, either for anything is asinine.

KKGator Level 9 July 12, 2018
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It is a complete & total cop out for their own short-comings at fault, or their own inability to grasp the concept that 'shit happens'.......

goldenvalleyguy Level 7 July 12, 2018
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This is all part of the religious mindset. God has imposed rules that must be followed. Satan manifests himself as anything bad. So yes, temptation. It's all part of the sky-daddy fantasy world. It works both ways too. I hate the phrase "I'm only human." Really? What a crock of shit. It's nothing but the abdication of responsibility for your actions.

IAMGROOT Level 7 July 12, 2018
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Such people merely amuse me with their stupidity.

irascible Level 8 July 14, 2018
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Why would delusions that barely impact me impact my mood?

educatedredneck Level 7 July 14, 2018
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Yes, usually when things go wrong it's because a person fucked up. Leave my lord out of it!

LEPeff Level 8 July 12, 2018
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