Seven Deadly Sins: Pride - Never underestimate stupid people in large numbers

Seven Deadly Sins: Pride - Never underestimate stupid people in large numbers

"Pride goeth before destruction, and an haughty spirit before a fall." - Proverbs 16:18

Pride normally makes people feel really good about themselves.

On the other side of that coin,pride can make people do and say some colossally stupid things.

What is pride?

It is easy to Google it. But what is it really? What does it lead to? I have some ideas:

Pride led Jesse Jackson Jr to resign from his congressional seat soon after he was re-elected. That’s going to cost tax payers millions to find his replacement.

Pride led Jesse Jr's predecessor, Mel Reynolds to run office again even though he had a sexual relationship with an 16-year-old staffer.

Seven Deadly Sins: The Series
Teppi Jacobsen: Gluttony
Jenna Myers Karvunidis: Greed
Lyletta Robinson: Anger
Patrick O'Hara: Envy
Evan Moore: Pride
Sheila Quirke: Sloth
Crystal Alperin: Lust
Andy Frye: The Eighth Sin: Rebellion

Pride led a Chicago Police Officer to say “I was having a bad day” when gave a female bartender a savage beating.

Pride led a neighborhood watch volunteer to operate under the guise of a police officer to follow a teenager "armed" with a bag of skittles and a can of ice tea.

Pride allows the Westboro Baptist Church to protest the funerals of Americans who made the ultimate sacrifice.

Pride allows a senator who said his only goal was to make sure Barack Obama is limited to only one term.

Pride allows people who use the prosperity gospel as a "legitimate" way to make a living.

Pride allows the least among us to end up on the cover of the December/January cover of Ebony Magazine.

Pride allows a failed Olympic bid to flourish while a young boy is beaten to death.

Pride made a former Alderman verbally attack an intern for voicing an alternate opinion.

Pride makes cable news networks  to make things up as they go along.

Pride is never admitting the unthinkable:The notion that YOU might be wrong about something.

 

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