Wrath, Greed, and Pride, Oh My! | Seven Deadly Sins final


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We've made it! You and me, us... We did it, we got through the seven deadly sins, and we did it together, which makes it more special. It's been a long and winding road, but here we are with the final three sins. Greed, Wrath, and Pride. Arguably, they are the three biggest ones, and they all intersect with one another in some way, shape, or form.

Greed is pretty obvious, wanting more than you have, mostly for material desires. Why by a Lambo when your Toyota can do the trick. you greedy bastard! Of course, it's much deeper than that, but for such a frowned upon sin, there isn't too much written on it in the religious sense. There have been cultural and societal studies on greed and its impact, but they aren't really all that relevant to this episode. But it is believed greed can lead to wrath.

Wrath! My old friend. Anybody who's listened to Cheer and Loathing knows I'm quick to wrath, and that goes for a lot of people. Have a neighbor who plays music too loud, and you've wished nothing but death on them? You've committed the sin of Wrath! How dare you. Perhaps you're a catholic who'd rather stone a homosexual than let them get married - yeah, ironically, wrath. That's a theme. Of course wrath is one of the two biggies due to the possibility of harm befalling somebody out of rage or anger, but it pales in comparison to our next sin.

Pride! How dare you be proud of what you've done, you swine! At least, that's how the church looks at it. Pride is the first sin, the one Lucifer committed before his big ol' fall, and therefore it's deeply looked down upon. Of course, I've never met a not "proud Christian," so again, a little bit strange that it's a deadly sin, let alone the worst one. However, it's believed that too much pride eats away at your ability to convene with God and love him completely. After all, if you're prideful, then you love yourself, and you can't possibly have room for your lord and savoir.

In case you couldn't tell, this was ripe with sarcasm. In my journey into the deadly sins, I discovered something that I knew was always there - the rules, the regulations, the... everything, associated with the church (at least on the surface level) is terribly hypocritical and nonsensical. It's difficult to keep your feelings separate from this stuff when you've been looking into for the past few months, and it's not my intention to offend, just speak the truth that I uncovered. Anyway, it's good to be back!

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