UPDATE: GET THIS AND OTHER DEADLY SINS T-SHIRT, POSTERS ETC AT OUR STORE
Today is part four in a series of the Seven Deadly Sins Cartoons. This one focuses on the sin or Anger or Wrath (but who knows what wrath means anymore)
Of all the sins, this is the one I probably suffer from the least. I am just not an angry person. Things don’t get me too upset. But if I am, you better watch out because you have pushed me too far.
I think life is too short to be an asshole (maybe I’ll make that saying into a tshirt…haha). There are people who walk around constantly with a chip on their shoulder as if the world owes them something. It doesn’t, so please stop thinking the world revolves around you; it revolves around me (oops there goes my “pride” coming in early).
I read something by author/blogger Seth Godin recently that technology hasn’t brought people together as many claim but rather created anonymous interactions where people are empowered to be assholes (my words not his) Couldn’t find the link. The utter vileness that people spew on the net that they wouldn’t dare say to someone they know or even face to face baffles me. But it goes beyond that. Politically, disagreeing with the government is not enough. The sheer vile anger towards Bush and now Obama shows that when it comes to meanness, it crosses the political spectrum.
When I get angry I tend to get very quiet and withdrawn.
When I get really angry, which is rare, I really lose it.
Sounds like me.
I very seldom get angry. Sometimes I get frustrated and when I get frustrated I get loud and people confuse it with Anger. If I really do get angry no one confuses it for frustration.
My family are loud talkers. When I first met my wife she always wondered why we always yelled at each other.
I’ll stay quiet on that one! 😉
You know what I mean…don’t you..haha
Same with me!
this comment was supposed to be a response to Bo’s.
I don’t get angry very often either. (I bet Mel Gibson can’t say that with a straight face)
I have always been a huge Mel Gibson fan but lately I don’t thin he could say anything with a straight face.
so true myra
B, these are awesome! You should make Seven Deadly Sins buttons! BUTTONS!
OK…I’ll add buttons too..haha
Feeling anger can be a healthy response to an unhealthy situation, but acting out that anger irresponsibly or going into a rage and destroying things (or people,or relationships) is unacceptable behavior.
Like Bo said, I too get frustrated (and pretty easily) and loud. I used to throw things (never AT anyone) but I don’t do that now cause it makes people around me nervous. Now I just just yell then take a few deep breaths.
Anger itself is a positive force. A motivator. Use the energy wisely.
Agreed. And not bottling up anger is healthy too. But rather than let a little steam out at a time…some go off like this cartoon all too often.
I’ve got a pretty long fuse, but once it’s lit…. LOOK OUT!!
Where are my matches…I want to see this fuse.
My favorite so far of the bunch!
Well I still have 3 chances to top it so we’ll see.
here ya go you calm mannered souls… head on over to friggin loon’s and get a load of michellefrommadison’s comments regarding mel gibson’s maniacal telephone tyrade. that should fire ya up some. as for me, i’m gonna be sticking with my guilty plea of sins of the flesh… and possibly, the upcoming pride post.
Then Pride will be next just for you Lynn.
Beautifully put commentary. I am saddened by the needless anger I see in the world. I think there is a place for anger, as long as it’s handled accurately and one ‘owns’ his or her anger as an emotion of the moment.
PS: You look cute with steam coming out of your ears
That’s not me…there is no GREEN HAIR. hahah
If I know one thing about you, Bearman (besides the fact you’re a kickass cartoonist and one of the very few who “gets my jokes”), it’s that you don’t suffer from an inflated ego or anger management issues. In fact, if you were just a little more naive, I’d think you were Canadian! 😉
Awww…how sweet. I already have some ideas for my rejected readers digest cartoons for our book. I’ll have to start work on them soon
I would be angry or pissed off if my nose was missing and my mouth was so out of whack.
Interesting comment about sheer vile anger. That was a band in the 90’s – right?
Yes…I think their name was Hole..haha
It’s hard to explain the difference between wrath and anger except that when you scorn a woman, it is closer to wrath.
Anger is the word I use when people don’t get Wrath..haha
You haven’t been to a chat room lately, have you?
You want anger and hostility magnified to the 100th power, go to a chat room.
Believe it or not, I find Facebook to be a great sedative. Takes a lot to get me angry now (on the Internet at least) and blogging and Facebook have a lot to do with making me a calmer person. Still slug nutty, but calmer.
That’s because on FB people know you…but then again.
True…but a significant chunk of people on FB know me from the chat rooms. 😀
Well…if they are a jerk you can unfriend them from FB…harder to do in a chat.
When I get angry I just bottle it up completely. It’s the healthy thing to do, ya’ know. 🙂
Doesn’t that cause cancer?
and the number one reason for going postal 🙁
WTF, $#%^&*() shit, shit, for fuck sake I don’t have a friggin anger fucking issue FFS. Bloody hell!!!! I just friggin don’t 🙂 🙂 🙂
If you did we would just blame it on your loony-ness
Posted this on the blog today – thank you for letting me. Think these are completely awesome. I’m down with t-shirts, posters, buttons… 😉 But, maybe I can get a specialty item – a coffee mug that starts out with this cartoon and when the mug is empty changes into a happy little devil. Now, that would be cool. I’m probably most guilty of this sin. Oh, wait, I forgot about gluttony…
oh yea… you didn’t think i was going to keep scrolling down and commenting on ALL of them. well BOOYA
But yet you don’t want to discuss your anger issues.