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Hacking The 7 Deadly Sins: Gluttony

(image courtesy of¬†blackeri) What is Gluttony?¬† Gluttony, derived from the Latin gluttire meaning to gulp down or swallow, means over-indulgence and over-consumption of food, drink, intoxicants or wealth items to the point of extravagance or waste. In some Christian denominations, … Continue reading

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Hacking The 7 Deadly Sins: Wrath

(image courtesy of blackeri) What is Wrath? Wrath also known as “rage”, may be described as inordinate and uncontrolled feelings of hatred and anger. Feelings of anger can manifest in different ways, including impatience, revenge, and vigilantism. Dante described vengeance … Continue reading

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Hacking The 7 Deadly Sins: Sloth

(image courtesy of blackeri) Some personal thoughts- I was actually planning to save Sloth for the last, because I think it’s the one that I personally struggle with the most. The rest of the sins are generally sins of excess, … Continue reading

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Hacking The 7 Deadly Sins: Greed

(image courtesy of blackeri) What is Greed? Greed (Latin, avaritia), also known as avarice or covetousness, is, like lust and gluttony, a sin of excess. However, greed (as seen by the church) is applied to a very excessive or rapacious … Continue reading

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Hacking The 7 Deadly Sins: Vanity

(image courtesy of blackeri) What is Vanity? Vanity is the excessive belief in one’s own abilities or attractiveness to others. Prior to the 14th century it did not have such narcissistic undertones, and merely meant futility. The related term vainglory … Continue reading

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Hacking The 7 Deadly Sins: Lust

(image courtesy of blackeri) What is lust? Lust is fundamentally about conquest. Nobody lusts after what they already have. Lust is simultaneously more and less than sexual desire. Sexual desire is a complicated business, and I think it involves several … Continue reading

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Hacking and Leveraging the 7 Deadly Sins To Your Benefit

I don’t like the idea of Sin as something inherently, absolutely wrong- something so intrinsically vile that even thinking about it might be a bad thing. This strikes me as oversimplistic, sub-optimal. I’m guessing that it was originally conceived as … Continue reading

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