We all know about the ‘Seven Deadly Sins‘…so, for something a little different for a change, thought I’d ask you which one out of the seven you think you’re the most guilty of, and why. Be honest, which one of them, or two or three…do you think are applicable to your life so far? Or, do you feel that you aren’t guilty of any of them?
To digress a bit, the reason I thought about asking this question was simply because of a show I watched the other night from ‘The Independents‘. I usually enjoy this show because it’s so different from the usual fanfare we see when we do view the boob-tube when it comes to politics.
Now, to cut to the chase…see which sin you think applies to you via the definitions below:
SEVEN DEADLY SINS
PRIDE: An over high opinion of oneself; exaggerated self-esteem; conceit, arrogance, vanity, self-satisfaction.
Have I been so proud that I’ve been scorned (disrespected) as a braggart (bragger)?
Have I acted prideful, consciously or unconsciously out of fear?
Have I used pride to justify my excesses in my sex conduct?
Do I like to feel and act superior to others?
GREED: Excessive desire for acquiring or having; desire for more than one needs or deserves.
Have I been so greedy that I’ve been or could be labeled a thief?
Do I long for the possessions of others out of fear of not getting enough?
Do I let greed masquerade as ambition?
LUST: To feel an intense desire, especially sexual desire; to long: after or for.
Have I been lustful enough to rape, if not physically what about in my mind?
Do I fear I will never have the sex relations I need?
Do I have sex excursions that have been dressed up in dreams or delusions of romance?
WRATH: A strong feeling excited by a real or supposed injury; often accompanied by a desire to take vengeance, or to obtain satisfaction from the offending party; resentment; wrath.
Have I been angry enough to murder?
Do I get angry out of fear when my instinctive demands are threatened?
Have I enjoyed self-righteous anger in the fact that many people annoy me and that makes me superior to them?
Have I enjoyed gossiping as a polite form of murder by character assassination?
GLUTTONY: One who eats too much. One with a great capacity for something; as, a glutton for work.
Have I been gluttonous enough to ruin my health?
Do I grab for everything I can, fearing I’ll never have enough?
Do I bury myself in my work, hobbies or activities?
ENVY: To resent another for excellence or superiority in any way, and to be desirous of acquiring it.
Do I agonize over the chronic (persistent or recurring) pain of envy?
Does seeing the ambitions of others materialize make me fear that mine haven’t?
Do I suffer from never being satisfied with what I have?
Have I spent more time wishing for what others have than working towards them?
SLOTH: Disinclination to action or labor; sluggishness; habitual indolence; laziness, idleness; slowness; delay.
Have I been paralyzed by sloth?
Do I get alarmed with fear at the prospect of work?
Do I work hard with no better motive than to be secure and slothful later on?
Do I loaf and procrastinate?
Do I work grudgingly and under half steam?
There are a lot of different definitions for the seven deadly sins out there, some from the left are simply pathetic excuses, so I won’t go there, you can find those yourself if need be. I’ll just leave you with one more here via this link.
Side-note: To you wise-crackin’ guys out there; This ain’t, “I’ll take the gal behind door four!”
There may some of you that think this is all garbage and don’t believe any of this anyway. If so, speak up and state your case too.
Anyway, I’ll start off by stating that mine would be wrath…and I’ll leave it at that for now.
What say you? – Fire Away…Inquiring Minds Want to Know!