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  Seven Deadly Sins of Fundamentalism: assessing memetic weapons capability of neoconservatism
The classic understanding that the essence of sin is the selfish placement of one's own perspective before that of the more universal perspective of God may be seen as the articulation in religious terms of a misplaced focus on the individual at the expense of the community, of humanity, or of the planet.
Ironically, in a context of faith-based governance, the sin of simony might be said to reemerge with the awarding of public offices (ambassadorships, etc) to those who have significantly demonstrated their financial support during the election process [more].
Of particular interest in assessing the cognitive sins associated with the ineffective response to the social problems that are the preoccupation of governance, is that of academic procrastination -- a form of the sin of sloth.
www.laetusinpraesens.org /musings/sins.php   (6776 words)

  
 Seven Deadly Sins FAQ
Some of the iconography of the Sins was derived from the descriptions of the Battles between the Virtues and Vices in the Psychomachia by the fourth-century poet Prudentius.
The Seven Deadly Sins are included in a sculptural programme of the battle of the Vices and Virtues on the chapter house portal at Salisbury Cathedral (c1260-70) (Green (1968), 153–4).
The Seven Deadly Sins became one of a number of important groups of seven current in the medieval church, for example, the Seven canonical hours, the Seven petitions of the Lord’s Prayer, the Seven Joys and Seven Sorrows of the Virgin and, of course, the Seven Corporal Works of Mercy.
www.le.ac.uk /arthistory/seedcorn/faq-sds.html   (1606 words)

  
 Seven deadly sins - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The seven deadly sins, also known as the capital vices or cardinal sins, are a classification of vices that were originally used in early Christian teachings to educate and instruct followers concerning (immoral) fallen man's tendency to sin.
In the Christian religions, it is considered a sin because of the excessive desire for food, or its withholding from the needy.
The seven deadly sins have long been a source of inspiration for writers and artists, from morality tales of the Middle Ages to modern manga series (FullMetal Alchemist for example) and video games.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Seven_deadly_sins#The_sins   (2866 words)

  
 Seven Deadly Sins - Historical perspective, Influence of the seven deadly sins
Life can be placed at risk by indulging in these sins; for example, those whose arrogant pride invites disaster, the gluttons who eat their way to the grave, or the violently wrathful who are executed according to the laws of the land.
The sins are "deadly," then, primarily in their effect on the soul as divine judgment offers salvation or hurls it to damnation.
Nevertheless, the seven deadly sins have continued to appeal to the artistic imagination and to engage the attention of people who, in times very different from Pope Gregory's, are still attempting to negotiate their way between temptation and virtue.
www.deathreference.com /Py-Se/Seven-Deadly-Sins.html   (1050 words)

  
 Seven Deadly Sins
The characteristics that are considered to be the seven deadly sins can be described this way: Pride is the exaggerated opinion of one’s worth in comparison to God and others and a willful oblivion to one’s flaws.
By using the words “seven deadly sins,” it suggests that there are serious character flaws which may exist in a man and that the deeds which are produced as a result of these flaws have fatal consequences.
The deadliness of sin was erased through the death of Christ and the shedding of His blood.
www.allaboutgod.com /seven-deadly-sins.htm   (944 words)

  
 The Seven Deadly Sins at Work, Part 1
Thus, the seven deadly sins, although religious in origin, have extended their reach into popular and secular culture, through which they continue to inform an ongoing folk psychology.
Grant (1982) conceptualized the seven deadly sins as sins of misplaced childhood (sloth and gluttony), prolonged adolescence (wrath and lust), and exaggerated adulthood (avarice, envy, and pride).
4), and particularly the seven deadly sins, are psychological as much as anything else, and "are primarily concerned with what it means to be human and humane and the responsibilities that we have to fulfill if we want to be considered as such" (p.
vocationalpsychology.com /essay_11_sins.htm   (1622 words)

  
 BBC - h2g2 - The Seven Deadly Sins
The list of the Seven Deadly Sins was often contrasted with that of the Seven Cardinal Virtues, though, as Thomas Aquinas was careful to explain, they are not direct opposites.
It includes a long discussion of the Seven Deadly Sins, but since it is in prose rather than poetry, and is considered the dullest of the Tales, most readers are inclined to skip it.
In each city she visits, Anna II commits one of the Seven Deadly Sins, but is kept on track by the single-minded Anna I. From Brecht's Marxist viewpoint, these are only sins for the middle classes, and Anna is perfectly justified in her career.
www.bbc.co.uk /dna/h2g2/A827291   (1180 words)

  
 The Seven Deadly Sins
This is not an essay on the theology of sin, repentance, or forgiveness.
David Fincher's "Seven" was among the most violent of all movies, though the violence was never shown, just as the seven deadly sins underlie all that is wrong in this world even though they are not actions in themselves.
In Paul's writings, sin seems to be a spiritual power which dwells in him and is at war with the Spirit of Christ; it is not he who misbehaves, but "sin that dwells inside him".
www.pathguy.com /seven_sins.htm   (2695 words)

  
 Seven Deadly Sins, The
The Seven Deadly Sins are really attitudes that underlie sins, whether mortal or venial, first identified by St.
Before even beginning a discussion of these Seven Deadly Sins, also known as "capital sins," it may be useful to discuss a few differences among Christians on this subject.
These sins were identified as a group around the same time as the Bible was being translated into a single language.
www.whitestonejournal.com /seven_deadly_sins   (3043 words)

  
 Medieval Macabre Gallery Four
Infernal punishment for the Seven Deadly Sins: the angry are dismembered alive.
Infernal punishment for the Seven Deadly Sins: the gluttonous are forcefed on toads, rats, and snakes.
Infernal punishment for the Seven Deadly Sins: the lustful are smothered in fire and brimstone.
www.godecookery.com /macabre/gallery4/macabre4.htm   (489 words)

  
 FOXNews.com - Vatican Adds Seven New Deadly Sins Including Damaging Environment and Drug Dealing - International News | ...
It holds mortal sins to be “grave violations of the Ten Commandments and the Beatitudes,” including murder, contraception, abortion, perjury, adultery and lust.
Although there is no definitive list of mortal sins, many believers accept the broad seven deadly sins or capital vices laid down in the 6th century by Pope Gregory the Great and popularized in the Middle Ages by Dante in "The Inferno": lust, gluttony, avarice, sloth, anger, envy and pride.
Christians are exhorted instead to adhere to the seven holy virtues: chastity, abstinence, temperance, diligence, patience, kindness and humility.
www.foxnews.com /story/0,2933,336330,00.html   (976 words)

  
 The Straight Dope: Why are the "seven deadly sins" so deadly?
The fourth-century Egyptian monk Evagrius Ponticus defined eight deadly sins, which were later reduced to seven, presumably for the same reason there are seven sacraments, seven gifts of the Holy Spirit, and seven dwarfs.
To be strictly accurate, the preferred term isn't seven deadly sins but seven capital vices, which better conveys the thought that the seven aren't sins in themselves, merely habits or predilections disposing one thereto.
A mortal sin is one "whose object is grave matter and which is also committed with full knowledge and deliberate consent." If not repented, it condemns the sinner to "exclusion from Christ's kingdom and the eternal death of hell." Surely such punishment must be reserved for the most infamous crimes.
www.straightdope.com /columns/010601.html   (796 words)

  
 SEVEN DEADLY SINS
In like manner, the sin of our first parents, which has brought woe to all their descendants, was pride; for the tempter whispered to them, 'You shall be as gods.' Besides, if anyone reflect, he will perceive that in no other sin is the very essence of all sin so concentrated.
I have not hesitated to paint this deadly sin in its true colors, but I should feel that I had rendered to my readers a very indifferent service, if I merely left on their minds the impression that money is an enemy of which they must beware.
There is no sin which more quickly or inevitably destroys both soul, body and fortune; and especially to this open and unblushing form of indulgence nature herself has attached penalties of disease, descending often from generation to generation, so ghastly as to act as a glaring danger-signal on the downward road.
www.gracegems.org /23/Stalker_seven_deadly_sins.htm   (14354 words)

  
 BBC NEWS | World | Europe | Fewer confessions and new sins
The Vatican has brought up to date the traditional seven deadly sins by adding seven modern mortal sins it claims are becoming prevalent in what it calls an era of "unstoppable globalisation".
The new mortal sins were listed by Archbishop Gianfranco Girotti at the end of a week-long training seminar in Rome for priests, aimed at encouraging a revival of the practice of confession - or the Sacrament of Penance in Church jargon.
Catholics are supposed to confess their sins to a priest at least once a year.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/world/europe/7287071.stm   (612 words)

  
 Seven
There are seven basic principles of the bushido, the philosophy and ethical code of conduct formulated for Samurai warriors in the 11th - 14th Centuries.
We see seven colours in the rainbow and the seven musical notes of the diatonic scale (do, rei, me, fa, so, la, te) are considered the most pleasing to the human ear.
Seven was chosen to grade and measure such things, because seven is a number we have become comfortable with.
www.seiyaku.com /reference/seven.html   (2494 words)

  
 Seven new deadly sins: are you guilty? -Times Online
He said that two mortal sins which continued to preoccupy the Vatican were abortion, which offended “the dignity and rights of women”, and paedophilia, which had even infected the clergy itself and so had exposed the “human and institutional fragility of the Church”.
When we confess our sins to Him and believe that He was born, died on the cross and was resurrected in 3 days, and accended into heaven, then we have confirmed our place in heaven.
The sins are of course abstract by construction, taking account of the many factors which affect a judgement, and the impulsive nature, of many of this race.
www.timesonline.co.uk /tol/comment/faith/article3517050.ece   (14331 words)

  
 The Seven Deadly Sins
The phrase 'Seven Deadly Sins' is a part of Roman Catholic folklore and church tradition where some sins which they personally deemed as ruin to spiritual progress, was labled deadly or capital, but this teaching has no foundation in the scriptures.
Nevertheless, these sins are some of the more popular sins which man has much difficulty in overcoming, and so we will take a brief look at them in order to understand how they war against the Spirit, and how we may overcome them in Christ.
We combat this sin by reigning in the passion of the flesh, not neglecting charity and love, and being patient where we show kindness and compassion to others, forgiving their transgressions seven times seventy.
www.mountainretreatorg.net /faq/seven.html   (1491 words)

  
 The Seven Deadly Sins
Sins have always been popular areas of focus in the church.
Eventually, the Seven Deadly Sins (or Vices) we know today were defined in the 6th century by Pope Gregory the Great, as a set of negative values: the values that you are supposed to adopt is that you will avoid these things and actually adopt their opposites.
The number seven, by the way, is not only a cabbalistic magical number, it also just happens to be the size of our short-term memory, which is a real limit to the number of things we can hold in mind at one time.
changingminds.org /explanations/values/deadly_sins.htm   (382 words)

  
 Virtues and Vices
Writings on the seven deadly sins or vices can be traced back to the early church fathers, such as Cassian, a 4th century writer.
And the root of these seven sins is pride, which is the general root of all evils; for from this root spring certain branches, as anger, envy, acedia or sloth, avarice (or coveteousness, for vulgar understanding), gluttony, and lechery.
And each of these principal sins has its branches and its twigs..." Chaucer remarked that the visible acts of sin are indications of what is within a man's heart, just as the sign outside the tavern is a sign of the wine that is within the cellar.
www.rc.net /wcc/virtues/seven.htm   (532 words)

  
 Two sons - seven deadly sins
Using this parable is appropriate, for between them, the two sons commit all of the seven deadly (or capital) sins.
To the deadly sins of pride, avarice, lust, gluttony, and sloth, we might add breaking of the Fourth Commandment, to honor his parents.
The younger son committed five of the seven deadly sins, and the father said: “I still love you”; the elder son rounded out the seven by doing three of the deadly sins, and the father said: “I still love you.” All his love went to each son.
www.catholic.net /RCC/Periodicals/Homiletic/Jan98/seven.html   (3837 words)

  
 Seven Deadly Sins, The
Before even beginning a discussion of these Seven Deadly Sins, also known as "capital sins," it may be useful to discuss a few differences among Christians on this subject.
When we name a sin found in ourselves (by Grace) it is as though we are confronted in the back alleys of our souls with furtive saboteurs and muggers who seek to prevent our union with God.
These sins were identified as a group around the same time as the Bible was being translated into a single language.
www.rushman.org /seven   (2684 words)

  
  NationMaster - Encyclopedia: Seven deadly sins   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The "Seven Deadly Sins", also known as the "Capital Vices" or "Cardinal Sins", are a classification of vices that were originally used in early Christian teachings to educate and instruct followers concerning (immoral) fallen man's tendency to sin.
Sin is a term used mainly in a religious context to describe an act that violates a moral rule or the state of having committed such a violation.
Grant (1982) conceptualized the seven deadly sins as sins of misplaced childhood (sloth and gluttony), prolonged adolescence (wrath and lust), and exaggerated adulthood (avarice, envy, and pride).
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Seven-deadly-sins   (4684 words)

  
 THE SEVEN DEADLY SINS   I
Mortal sins are either sins serious in any instance or lesser sins so aggravated in their circumstance or degree of wilfulness as to become grave.
Actual sin is traceable to the will of the sinner, whereas original sin (peccatum originale) is an hereditary defect transmitted from generation to generation as a consequence of the choices made by the first members of the human race.
She was also witness to the hellish consequences of various sins: I saw a hollow mountain full of fire and vipers, with a little opening; and near it a horrible cold place crawling with scorpions.
www.uni-essen.de /fub3/schoolprojects/movies/seven/content/deadlysins.htm   (2773 words)

  
  The Seven Deadly Sins at Work, Part 1
Discussions of the seven deadly sins remain a staple topic in contemporary sermons (usually with a focus on one sin per sermon).
Grant (1982) conceptualized the seven deadly sins as sins of misplaced childhood (sloth and gluttony), prolonged adolescence (wrath and lust), and exaggerated adulthood (avarice, envy, and pride).
4), and particularly the seven deadly sins, are psychological as much as anything else, and "are primarily concerned with what it means to be human and humane and the responsibilities that we have to fulfill if we want to be considered as such" (p.
www.vocationalpsychology.com /essay_11_sins.htm   (1642 words)

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