I was watching this documentary on locusts and it occurred to me that there haven't been any Old Testament style smotings since, well th Old Testament. Why is this? Has God gotten mellow in his old age? Or maybe he suddenly have unlimited stores of patience and generosity much like my dad after us kids all moved out of the house? Did God stop taking out his stress on man once Jesus moved out of heaven and moved into a cozy virgin womb? I know he promised to never destroy everything with a flood again so worldwide floods are out (take that Al Gore). I haven't read about invasions of frogs lately. Swarms of locusts and flies seems to be status quo in Africa though. Swarms of gnats are practically de rigeur in pretty much all of North America but that was going on since before Erick the Red showed up so I don't know what the Indians (feather) did to piss off God enough to that he still hasn't turned off the gnat faucet. I haven't seen any cities wiped off the face of the Earth recently. Sure New Orleans was close, but that was bureaucratic bungling and poor city planning that allowed a city on the coast to be built below sea level with no contingency plans. Any thoughts?