Variations 23:167-175 (2015)

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Andreas Dorschel
Goethe University Frankfurt
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Resentment, voiced in words, turns into a curse. Curses appeal to a superior power that is meant to execute them – God. But if God were God, he would have better things to do than to execute resenters’ curses, and if he were less than God, he could not execute them. Hence those who curse are led, in the end, to curse God, too – and once again in vain.
Keywords curse  affect  resentment  hatred  speech acts  magic  aggression  therapy  articulation
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