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    The 7 Deadly Sins

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seven_deadly_sins


    The seven deadly sins, also known as the capital vices, or cardinal sins, is a grouping and classification of vices within Christian teachings,[1] although they are not mentioned in the Bible. Behaviours or habits are classified under this category if they directly give rise to other immoralities.[2] According to the standard list, they are pride, greed, wrath, envy, lust, gluttony, and sloth,[2] which are contrary to the seven heavenly virtues.

    This classification originated with the Desert Fathers, especially Evagrius Ponticus, who identified seven or eight evil thoughts or spirits to be overcome.[3] Evagrius' pupil John Cassian, with his book The Institutes, brought the classification to Europe,[4] where it became fundamental to Catholic confessional practices as documented in penitential manuals, sermons like Chaucer's "Parson's Tale", and artistic works like Dante's Purgatory (where the penitents of Mount Purgatory are grouped and penanced according to their worst sin). The Catholic Church used the framework of the deadly sins to help people curb their evil inclinations before they could fester. Teachers especially focused on pride, thought to be the sin that severs the soul from grace[5] and which is the very essence of evil, as well as greed, with these two underlying all other sins. The seven deadly sins were discussed in treatises and depicted in paintings and sculpture decorations on Catholic churches, as well as in older textbooks.[1]

    The seven deadly sins, along with the sins against the Holy Ghost and the sins that cry to Heaven for vengeance, are taught especially in Western Christian traditions as things to be deplored.[6]

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    '.. pride, greed, wrath, envy, lust, gluttony, and sloth ...'

    SlSoth and gluttony, today an epidemic in obesity, diabetes and heart disease.

    As to greed Trump is the iconic example of somebody who's sole pursuit is wealth at any cost, and who proble has nvr had a day of peace and emotional comfort in his life. Pathological anger and hostility.

    Putting aside the crazy aspects of religion, is their an underlying connection between religion and boyj physical and mental health?

    The complement is the Heavenly Virtues

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seven_virtues

    Cardinal virtues
    Main article: Cardinal virtues
    The Greek philosophers Aristotle and Plato, regarded Temperance, wisdom, justice, and courage as the four most desirable character traits. The Book of Wisdom is one of the seven Sapiential Books included in the Septuagint. Wisdom 8:7 states that the fruits of Wisdom "... are virtues; For she teaches moderation and prudence, justice and fortitude, and nothing in life is more useful for men than these."

    The moral virtues are attitudes, and good habits that govern one's actions, passions, and conduct according to reason; and are acquired by human effort.[2] Immanuel Kant said, "Virtue is the moral strength of the will in obeying the dictates of duty".[3] The cardinal virtues are prudence, justice, fortitude, and temperance.

    Prudence from prudentia (meaning "seeing ahead, sagacity") is the ability to govern and discipline oneself by the use of reason.[4] It is called the Auriga virtutum (the charioteer of the virtues) as it guides the other virtues.[5]
    Justice is the virtue which regulates man in his dealings with others. Connected to justice are the virtues of religion, piety, and gratitude.[6]
    Fortitude which Thomas Aquinas ranks third after prudence and justice and equates with brave endurance.[3] Patience and perseverance are virtues related to fortitude.
    Temperance is the virtue which moderates in accordance with reason the desires and pleasures of the sensuous appetite. Related to temperance are the virtues of conscience, humility, and meekness.[6]
    Philosophers recognized the interrelatedness of the virtues such that courage without prudence risks becoming mere foolhardiness. Aquinas found an interconnection of practical wisdom (prudentia) and moral virtue. This is frequently termed "the Unity of the Virtues."[7] Aquinas also argued that it not only matters what a person does but how the person does it. The person must aim at a good end and also make a right choice about the means to that end. The moral virtues direct the person to aim at a good end, but to ensure that the person make the right choices about the means to a good end, one needs practical wisdom.[8]

    Theological virtues
    Main article: Theological virtues
    The traditional understanding of the differences in the natures of Cardinal and Theological virtues, is that the latter are not fully accessible to humans in their natural state without assistance from God. "All virtues have as their final scope to dispose man to acts conducive to his true happiness. The happiness, however, of which man is capable is twofold, namely, natural, which is attainable by man's natural powers, and supernatural, which exceeds the capacity of unaided human nature. Since, therefore, merely natural principles of human action are inadequate to a supernatural end, it is necessary that man be endowed with supernatural powers to enable him to attain his final destiny. Now these supernatural principles are nothing else than the theological virtues."[6]

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    Not quite true to say that the seven deadly sins are not mentioned in the Bible. Proverbs 6:16-19 lists "seven that are detestable to him".

    Not quite worded as the seven deadly sins but are there.
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    Nice to see some attention paid to the Virtues, for once! I've always thought that it does one little good to diagnose the disease with precision if one then refuses the cure (or even fails to offer it to others).

    "Banish me from Eden when you will, but first let me eat of the tree of knowledge."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tigers! View Post
    Not quite true to say that the seven deadly sins are not mentioned in the Bible. Proverbs 6:16-19 lists "seven that are detestable to him".

    Not quite worded as the seven deadly sins but are there.
    As inferred in the links the principles are not unique to Jewish-Christian theurgy based on the bible.

    The underlying theme is avoiding self destructive behavior. The RCC distorted a basic moral concpet into an obusive corrupt system.

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