7 Deadlies & 7 Heavenlies

January 27, 2009 · 1 comment

The Seven Deadly Sins:

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.

 

The Seven Heavenly Virtues:

faith, hope, charity, fortitude, justice, temperance, prudence

 

The Seven Contrary Virtues:

humility, kindness, abstinence, chastity, patience, liberality, diligence

The Contrary Virtues were derived from the Psychomachia (“Battle for the Soul”), an epic poem written by Prudentius (c. 410). Practicing these virtues is alledged to protect one against temptation toward the Seven Deadly Sins: humility against pride, kindness against envy, abstinence against gluttony, chastity against lust, patience against anger, liberality against greed, and diligence against sloth.

[All pirated (with thanks) from DeadlySins.com]

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BRIAN January 27, 2009 at 13:55

It was pretty cool to see that you posted this on your blog. I was thinking about the 7 deadly sins last night using the movie s7ven as my reference but the one I couldn’t come up with (my favorite one) was vanity. I used to spend way too much time in front of a mirror checking myself out in a bar bathroom that had a huge mirror in it.

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