10.23.2008

Since It Has Come Up

Pride is excessive belief in one's own abilities, that interferes with the individual's recognition of the grace of God. It has been called the sin from which all others arise. Pride is also known as Vanity.

Envy is the desire for others' traits, status, abilities, or situation.

Gluttony is an inordinate desire to consume more than that which one requires.

Lust is an inordinate craving for the pleasures of the body.

Anger is manifested in the individual who spurns love and opts instead for fury. It is also known as Wrath.

Greed is the desire for material wealth or gain, ignoring the realm of the spiritual. It is also called Avarice or Covetousness.

Sloth is the avoidance of physical or spiritual work.

16 comments:

Anonymous said...

This is all man made up, right from the Big Book, right?

Jarhead said...

Damn, I need to go to confession.

Remote Controller said...

I had to memorize these in Catholic school when I was a kid. We called it PALE GAS:
P (pride)
A (anger)
L (Lust)
E (Envy)
G (Gluttony)
A (Avarice)
S (Sloth)

Anonymous said...

Let he who is without sin cast the first stone!!!!

Anonymous said...

We all know Jarhead is guilty of Anger. Bad Jarhead.

Silicone Alley said...

Why so serious to today, BG?

You feeling guilty about something?

Anonymous said...

I thought that was the description of a lawyer.

Anonymous said...

Good to know. Now show us what she has written on her front side! Oops! What the L(ust)?

Note to self: flagellate vigorously later while wearing sackcloth and ashes

Triple Fake Penitent

Jarhead said...

10:47:

Please see 10:44's comment and apply it to yourself.

JH

Anonymous said...

My preferred way of memorizing them is using rEPubLicAnS. Then you just have to remember the G for gluttony and greed!

Anonymous said...

The greatest leadership secret of them all and the one that will give you the greatest comfort is to:
Treat your neighbor as you would want your neighbor to treat you.

Anonymous said...

sounds like the democratic platform

Anonymous said...

Hey, kids. God wanted you to have it, gave it to you complete with instructions and made it really enjoyable to do, but God doesn't want you to do it so don't. Anyone see how that can be confusing?

Anonymous said...

Woe to you of earth and sea for the devil sends the beast with wrath because he knows the time is short.Let him who hath understanding reckon the number of the beast for it is the number of a man his number is six hundred sixty six.

Has anyone seen the other half of my 401k...it seems to have been chewed by greed swallowed by pride digested by gluttony regurgitated by envy hammered by anger screwed by lust and wasted by the sloth!

uncle fester

Anonymous said...

Capitalism would not succeed without these 7 deadly sins.

Mr. Mike Honcho said...

Uh huh 11:24... I don't want to hear about your "Self-flagellation".

Ick.