Friday, July 14, 2006

"Deadly" Sins

There's Lust, Gluttony, Greed, Sloth, Wrath, Envy, and Pride...

Does anyone else think it's ironic that Murder is not a deadly sin? Some might say that you can't embody murder. Why not? Hitler did. You can commit murder without breaking ANY of the deadly sins (assuming that you only kill people for fun and only do so in moderation). And conversely all the seven deadly sins usually don't even kill anyone. This is plainly false advertising. Even calling them "cardinal" is retarded because murder should be more important than these other petty sins. We should throw all those slothy bums in jail because christians prefer murderers in the streets... Right?!

Maybe it's because they couldn't allow Resurrection or Creating Life or Zombie Making to be one of the holy virtues because they were afraid that there would be grave diggers, mad scientists, and voodoo priests everywhere. The Virtues are stogy and lifeless where they should instead make life more fun. Spontaneous creation of life would be fucking awesome. It would be a superior virtue.

It might also come down to some superstitious numerological malarky about the number 7. It's a shame that wasting peoples time with arbitrary bullshit wasn't one of the sins either. The people who wrote these dumb rules certainly had their heads up their asses.
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Blogger srah said...

Most of the deadly sins are emotions rather than actions - that might be it. (Here through BE!)

4:28 PM  
Blogger Caz said...

Emotions? Sloth? Gluttony? Lust? These are active things. If you "feel" slothful, or gluttonous, but don't act on it, then you are neither slothful nor gluttonous, etc, and have thus not succumbed to a deadly sin.

Murder in covered in the ten commandments, from where the seven deadly sins are derived.

But apart from that, consider the core reasons for the majority of murders: in every instance (with the exception of genuine insanity, perhaps) the motivator for murder is always one of the deadly sins!

So, if one is not a slave to any of the deadly sins, one is unlikely to become a murderer.

Just a thought, for FWIW.

4:38 AM  
Blogger tracifish said...

Where are these seven deadly sins written anyway? They are not in the bible. All of these are sins...but the bible does not list sins and say "these are the deadly sins"...all sin is deadly...and ultimately lead to murder or they are the root perhaps...
although I don't know how sloth could lead to murder, unless one kills for money in order not to work a real job...or murders somebody for sleeping in his bed...hehe...I don't know.

4:05 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

you need to look at the driving force behind murder. Wrath, Gluttony, Sloth, Greed, Envy, Lust....all seem to be driving forces or reasons for murder. Greed - killing a person for money or drugs....
Try watching the movie seven. I know it has the misfortune of Brad Pitt as an actor in it but the general concept is interesting.

12:28 AM  
Anonymous The Blunt Prophet said...

Murder is something that can be catagorized under one of the sins.

3:35 PM  

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