Thursday, January 8, 2009

UPDATED: Are people getting thin skinned, or what?

Matthew 24:12: "And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall grow cold." Does it seem to you that people are becoming more thin-skinned? I seems that way to me. These articles occurred in the last day or two. I did not have to search far and wide. As a matter of fact, there were many more I did not cite. Waiting rage, road rage, snow rage, parking rage, and irony of ironies, the laid back Jimmy Buffett song "Margaritaville" sparked music rage. Iniquity is abounding...

UPDATED: Enraged Neighbour Convicted Of Cutting Down Man's Front Door With A Chainsaw
Robert Kane became incensed because a friend of his neighbour, Jamie Zaleski, parked in front of his house across the street. He stomped over to Zaleski's apartment and began angrily pounding on the door. When the occupant asked who was there, Kane responded that it was his "worst nightmare." He then ordered him to "open the door or I'll cut it down!" As the frightened neighbour and his friend listened in stunned disbelief, they heard the sound of a chainsaw starting up and then watched as the blade began cutting into the apartment door.
Angry Customer Drives Car Into Metro Atlanta Restaurant
ATLANTA -- Police said an unidentified man became so angry when told in a Chili's restaurant he had to wait for a table that he left and drove his car into the side of the building...

Head trauma killed soldier in Buffett-song fight
STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — A decorated Army Special Forces solider who was fatally injured in a New Year's Day fight after playing one of his favorite Jimmy Buffett songs on a bar jukebox, died of severe head trauma... Sgt. 1st Class Richard Lopez died Monday at Denver Health Medical Center. Steamboat Springs police Capt. Joel Rae said Lopez was beaten by two patrons of the Steamboat Springs' Tap House Sports Grill after he selected one of his favorite Jimmy Buffett songs, identified by Lopez's family as "Margaritaville."

Man shoots plow driver
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - More than 6 feet of snow in the past three weeks has left Spokane residents frustrated. Tempers are so frayed that a man was arrested for shooting at a snow plow operator. Snow rage is getting to some. One man was arrested by Spokane police after gunshots were fired Monday morning at a private snow plow operator who was clearing a parking lot. Police said the motorist apparently got upset when the plow operator honked his horn...

Police seek driver in fatal road rage case
Police say Kathy Slater, 38, died after crashing into a tree around 2:30 a.m. Saturday in the 3500 block of North Keystone. Officers believe another car ran her off the road.
Witnesses say Slater had a brief verbal argument with a man driving a white car, possibly a Nissan, with tinted windows. He reportedly ran her and her two passengers off the road.

Woman survives 'parking rage' incident
A Heartland woman called Omaha Police to report a parking rage incident that happened outside her place of business. The 35-year old woman was shaken by her experience, and lucky to have gotten away...The woman tells officers she had parked with the rear of her pickup next to an alley. When she came out there was a white station wagon behind her, parking her truck in and blocking the alley...With no other option she says, she began the process of backing up and pulling forward trying to get out of the parking place. The victim tells investigators during the process a man came running toward her pickup, screaming obscenities and tried to pull her from her vehicle...

'Waiting room rage': patient assaults doctor
A MAN accused of punching a doctor in a medical centre after he became irritated at being kept waiting was refused bail yesterday.

And this...a California policeman with a hair trigger, shot and killed a suspect who was in custody, lying unarmed on the ground, on his chest. His action caused riots in Oakland CA last night:

Oakland Riots
Bay Area stations have been showing video of, and the SF Chronicle is reporting about angry protests and riot in Oakland over the horrific BART police shooting of unarmed man Oscar Grant on New Year's Day.

Should believers worry? Of course not! All things are possible in Jesus, for does not Romans 12:21 say "Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good." Our 'skin' should be as thick as possible, for we have on the inside the Holy Spirit and on the outside the full armor of God. Share Him with as many as possible, so they also can know the peace of the Heavenly Spirit.

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