Gluttony is the eating of more food than you need. Like most of the deadly sins, this one can be brought on by stress or the holidays. The church’s view does not take into account good reasons for gluttony… like lay in a store of fat for hibernation or gaining twenty pounds to play Winston […]Read More Thoughts on Gluttony that Leave Me Wanting More
The best definition of “pride” is self-satisfaction turned violently outward. Aristotle felt that pride was a virtue instead of a sin. Not only was he comfortable with that opinion, he was pretty smug about it. Parents usually say that they are equally proud of each of their children… often with a straight face… Milton hinted […]Read More I’m Humble About this List on Pride
When people started trying to avoid sinning by staying in bed all day and doing nothing, sloth was added to the deadly sins in a technique known as “damning on the curve”. At monasteries of all religions, idleness is frowned upon. Fortunately, that doesn’t deter really lazy people because they seldom expend the energy to […]Read More I Refuse to Work Hard on this List for Sloth
It is amazing how easy it is to control your wrath when the guy who cut you off is a heavyweight MMA fighter. In Dante’s Inferno, the wrathful have to share the fifth circle of Hell with the sullen… who don’t complain much but don’t seem to be too happy about it, either. Of all […]Read More A List About Wrath that Will Make You Furious
Greed is the act of taking a certain amount more than your fair share over a particular period of time; usually, the certain amount is “everything” and the time is “before anyone finds out”. One of the longest silent movies ever made was Greed, starring Zasu Pitts. What’s it like watching a six-hour silent movie? […]Read More I Want All the Lists and I Want Them Now!