I'm not talking about the anime; the seven deadly sins are a group of sins in Christian tradition which are pride, envy, greed, wrath, sloth, lust, and gluttony. You may have heard of these before and wondered where they come from. Why are they called The Seven Deadly Sins? How did they come to be? Where did they start? Let’s find out.
Pride is the feeling of accomplishment with yourself. Pride is a big thing in the living world. This is the main sin, the mother of them all, the one that all the others revolve on. Songs have been made about this sin and it is probably the most popular. Pride symbols are the horse and the color violet. A way to overcome pride is be humble.
Envy is jealousy towards someone else's things or happiness. I think envy is the most occurring thing right now because people want so much of others. Envy is associated with dogs and the color green. A way to overcome envy is be thankful of what you have.
Greed is the desire for material, wealth, and gain. America is terribly overrun with greed. Greedy politicians, government, and people in general. Everything is always about money. This is linked with yellow and frogs. A way to overcome greed is be generous to others.
Wrath is uncontrolled feelings of hurt and hate, also known as anger. This again is one that humans use a lot but I feel is a normal thing; this is natural for humans to do. Symbols and associates of this sin are red and bears. A way to overcome wrath is be patient.
Sloth is laziness, avoidance of work, and slack. Definitely one of my worst ones because I am always procrastinating and not doing my work that needs to be done. Symbols of this are the color light blue and goats. A way to overcome sloth is be diligent.
Lust is uncontrolled attraction towards ones body. Lust causes a lot of things in our world, including violence. I think that this can be bad but also doesn’t affect our world as much as others do. It is linked with blue and cows. A way to overcome lust is be pure.
Gluttony is the desire to consume more then required, usually by overeating. Another one I think is huge in America. The U.S. is one of the top countries in obesity rate and at least 2 in every 3 adults are overweight or have obesity here. Pigs and the color orange are linked with this sin. A way to overcome gluttony is be moderate.
History of the Sins
People have always been bad and acted in revolting ways but apparently the first time an organized set of spiritual “laws” had been made was in Greece by a monastic theologian. But instead of 7 he made 8 which were:
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