I’m not sure what reminded me of the Seven Deadly Sins — I have a very high level of information intake, and often it goes very quickly. Something did, though, and I have decided to think about them a bit. Here’s the list: wrath, greed, sloth, pride, lust, envy, and gluttony.

I figure I’ll write about them one at a time. If I maintain my current level of blogging frequency, it will take me the whole summer to write about them. I hope to speed it up.

I do need to get going with my summer study. I like to take a class in the summer, and to have a project. Last year I paid for and started the Craftsy tailoring class, and didn’t finish it. I may try it again. I also bought the Cordon Bleu pastry curriculum, and got partway into that — a very tasty project, that. I could finish those two projects, but it may be that I need the formality of a classroom or at least a virtual classroom to stick with a class. In the past, I’ve studied html, Photoshop, and the Bible, done aerobics, sewn a SWAP, participated in a Summer Reading Challenge, and stuff like that.

There have also been summers that were too wild for much but getting through the summer, and I don’t know yet how this one will be. From the perspective of work and practicality, I should learn the schema markup and advanced analytics, but that might be on a par with finishing the tailoring and pastry classes in terms of likelihood.

So I guess I will begin with the Seven Deadly Sins.

I thought that Dante made them up, and here they are in his chosen order, as given in Wikipedia:

  1. luxuria (lechery/lust)
  2. gula (gluttony)
  3. avaritia (avarice/greed)
  4. acedia (sloth/discouragement)
  5. ira (wrath)
  6. invidia (envy)
  7. superbia (pride)

However, while checking on that I discovered that the Catholic church recognizes the list, and that it was codified by Pope Gregory. If this is the same guy who came up with the calendar are chant, then he was quite a productive pope.

This list is not found in the Bible. Nor does it correspond to the mainstream Protestant idea of sin, which is imperfection — doing what we should not do and failing to do what we should. That takes up a lot of time and attention for most of us. We fail to love our neighbors as ourselves and to love and obey God with all our hearts, and there we are, the day is past before we even get around to any really specific sins.

The image here is available on T shirts. I cannot image why anyone would want a T shirt with popular sins on it, but I guess it’s nice to know that you can have one if you want one.

Today is a gorgeous day. I wrote for my Aussies early this morning (and noticed that I have not been collecting my payment for doing so — it has been deducted from the charges for our workers, which I suppose is how it should be), and I am seriously thinking about taking a long weekend. I’m going to do errands, though, including grocery shopping and taking #2 son to his tournament. I have to do some housework. And I have a large (virtual) stack of books to read and review. Janalisa may also be coming over at some point, so there may be some mild socializing going on, even.

Next up: Lust.