Tuesday, March 22, 2005

Not so deadly anymore

I got this from the Parade section of the Sunday paper:
According to a BBC poll, Brits believe that sloth, gluttony, lust, anger, pride, and envy should no longer be black marks on one's soul. Only greed remained from the original Seven Deadly Sins described by Thomas Aquinas (1225-74) . Instead the Brits ranked cruelty, adultery, selfishmness, dishonesty, bigotry, and hypocrisy as the other worst "sins."
It also notes that 9% of those polled said they'd never committed any of the original seven sins, a claim I would put in Benjamin Disraeli's third group of lies.


red.hot.mamma! said...

damn! and i was doing so good, wracking up all the sins i could. sloth? check. gluttony? double check. lust? oh, che-eh-eck. the other ones? check, check, check and check. c'mon, catholics! throw a sin at me i can't manage to commit!

except killing. i'm not so good at the killing.

particleman said...

this post is blasphemous. is that a sin? g-dammit!