Seven deadly sins
Seven ways to win
Seven holy paths to hell
And your trip begins
Seven downward slopes
Seven bloodied hopes
Seven are your burning fires,
Seven your desires *
I was told lately that pride I took in something was one of the deadly sins. I wondered how many of other ones would get me killed.
I started thinking more about it this week when I saw primetime investigates and some of the people involved in the destruction of Ireland’s economy.
Running for cover. That was banking poster boy Seanie Fitzpatrick when confronted by a reporter about his role in the collapse of our financial system.
Former Anglo Irish Bank chief Fitzpatrick scurried into an underground car park rather than offer any apology for the billions of taxpayers’ money now being pumped into the banking system.
He owes 400k a month on his 100 million of loans, some of which ironically went into a bankrupt Casino in Macau. One commentator said: ‘If he is unable to pay it back, the bank takes a big hit. Ultimately, the way things are going, that means the taxpayers would pick up the tab’.
According to Ghandi the seven deadly sins are
Wealth without work
Pleasure without conscience
Knowledge without character
Commerce without morality
Science without humanity
Worship without sacrifice
Politics without principle
We have all of those in abundance in ‘Catholic Ireland’.
According to wikipedia:
In the Book of Proverbs, it is stated that “the Lord” specifically regards “six things the Lord hateth, and the seventh His soul detesteth.” namely:
* Haughty eyes
* A lying tongue
* Hands that shed innocent blood
* A heart that devises wicked plots
* Feet that are swift to run into mischief
* A deceitful witness that uttereth lies
* Him that soweth discord among brethren
While there are seven of them, this list is considerably different from the traditional one, the only sin on both lists being pride. Another list of bad things, given this time by the Epistle to the Galatians, includes more of the traditional seven sins, although the list is substantially longer: adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness, idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies, envyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings, “and such like”.
In the order used by both Pope Gregory and by Dante Alighieri in his epic poem The Divine Comedy, the seven deadly sins are as follows:
1. luxuria (extravagance)
2. gula (gluttony)
3. avaritia (avarice/greed)
4. acedia (acedia/discouragement)
5. ira (wrath)
6. invidia (envy)
7. superbia (pride)
They all sound like good things to me, maybe except for uncleanness and murder.
This clever chart somehow manages to create a pentagram and connect each of the items with bizarre outcomes!
These hot women represent each of the sins:
* Iron Maiden’s Moonchild:
Do you want to know the truth son – I’ll tell you the truth: Your soul is gonna burn in the lake of fire