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Apr 12, 2011
Wrath: Seven Deadly Sins
Wrath (Anger or Rage) - impatience, hostility, resentment, desire for revenge, retaliation, sarcasm. According to Lance Webb, "self-love striking out with hostility and resentment at those threatening or getting in the way of the fulfillment of the image of one's vision." Rooted in self-pity. Quick temper. According to Guinness, "studied degradation of another . . . a complete denial of his or her worth . . . a desire to hurt, in contempt, the perpetrator doesn't care whether the other is hurt or not--he or she is not worth such a moment's consideration. Holding others in contempt makes it easier to hurt or degrade them again and again. Stems from feelings of inferiority or impotence. http://www.whitestonejournal.com/ say that impatience with the faults of others is related to wrath/anger.
The virtue is kindness.
I never though about anger being related to self-love. These clarifications on the seven deadly sins give us a lot to think about, a lot to repent of don't they?