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Seven Deadly Sins
Posted by: Amanda (
Date: August 04, 2003 03:51PM

Has anyone read any poems about any of the seven deadly sins? They are:
1. Pride
2. Greed
3. Envy
4. Anger
5. Lust
6. Gluttony
7. Sloth
I am doing a poetry presentation on each of the seven deadly sins and any information about poems with this theme would be helpful. Thanks

Re: Seven Deadly Sins
Posted by: -Les- (
Date: August 04, 2003 04:27PM

Amanda, go to Google.

Type in the name of the sin, e. g. Gluttony, Poem

You will be surprised how many hits you get this way.


Re: Seven Deadly Sins
Posted by: Marian-NYC (
Date: August 04, 2003 07:53PM

Also try ["seven deadly sins" + poetry].

There's a nice one at:


Re: Seven Deadly Sins
Posted by: Hugh Clary (
Date: August 05, 2003 12:25PM

Of sins, only seven bring froth
And anger since times of the Goth;
I envy the proud
But lust, when allowed,
To covet a gluttonous sloth.

Re: Seven Deadly Sins
Posted by: Pam Adams (
Date: August 05, 2003 09:02PM

Hey, if I fall out of my office chair in laughter, can I claim worker's comp?

This goes on the eMule T-shirts.


Re: Seven Deadly Sins
Posted by: -Les- (
Date: August 05, 2003 10:36PM

That is funny, Hugh, one of your best!


Re: Seven Deadly Sins
Posted by: marian2 (
Date: August 06, 2003 04:05AM

Brilliant, Hugh, and it has a useful double life ahead as a fun memory aid

Re: Seven Deadly Sins
Posted by: dennis (
Date: August 06, 2003 11:08AM

Your list is the venial sins. Not serious unless done with intent and full
consideration of consequences. The Catholic church pays no particular
attention to this class of error. They are deadly because they may lead
us into more egregious fault-with intention. Anger into murder....

This is Catholic doctrine so they would be a good source for more info.
Saint Augustine, Thomas Aquinas.... good luck, dlc.

Re: Seven Deadly Sins
Posted by: Hugh Clary (
Date: August 06, 2003 02:07PM

deadly sin - noun

One of the seven sins—anger, covetousness, envy, gluttony, lust, pride, and sloth—that are supposed to be fatal to one's spiritual development and progress.

venial sin - noun

Roman Catholic Church.
An offense that is judged to be minor or committed without deliberate intent and thus does not estrange the soul from the grace of God.

Excerpted from The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, Third Edition Copyright © 1992 by Houghton Mifflin Company.

"We commit a venial sin (one which can be forgiven outside confession) whenever we transgress a commandment of God either in a matter which is not so serious, or without full knowledge, or without full consent of the will. . . . for example, deliberate distraction at prayer, petty thievery, idleness, white lies, lack of love and generosity in small things, etc." Dogmatic Theology for the Laity 2

Re: Seven Deadly Sins
Posted by: joe john nurre (
Date: August 08, 2003 03:36PM

i can't even believe i'm writing this - but for those of you old enough to remember - from the baltimore catechism, book one:

51. Q. Is original sin the only kind of sin?
A. Original sin is not the only kind of sin; there is another kind of sin, which we commit ourselves, called actual sin.

52. Q. What is actual sin?
A. Actual sin is any willful thought, word, deed or omission contrary to the law of God.

53. Q. How many kinds of actual sin are there?
A. There are two kinds of actual sin-mortal and venial.

54. Q. What is mortal sin?
A. Mortal sin is a grievous offense against the law of God.

57. Q. What is venial sin?
A. Venial sin is a slight offense against the law of God in matters of less importance; or in matters of great importance it is an offence committed with out sufficient reflection or full consent of the will.

59. Q. Which are the chief sources of sin?
A. The chief sources of sin are seven: Pride, Covetousness, Lust, Anger, Gluttony, Envy, and Sloth; and they are commonly called capital sins.

sure hope this nips any sin controvery in the bud - i enjoy y'all far too much to have you spend too much time wranglin' about sin

Re: Seven Deadly Sins
Posted by: Talia (216.117.99.---)
Date: August 08, 2003 03:47PM

Just thought I would add that none of this silliness is listed in the bible. Sins is sin no matter how bad we on earth think it is. The 7 deadly sins are not listed in the King James Bible.

Posted by: Henry (213.78.100.---)
Date: August 08, 2003 04:26PM

I've been waiting for my opportunity. Do you think standing and staring counts as sloth?

Leisure by W. H. Davies

WHAT is this life if, full of care,
We have no time to stand and stare?—

No time to stand beneath the boughs,
And stare as long as sheep and cows:

No time to see, when woods we pass,
Where squirrels hide their nuts in grass:

No time to see, in broad daylight,
Streams full of stars, like skies at night:

No time to turn at Beauty's glance,
And watch her feet, how they can dance:

No time to wait till her mouth can
Enrich that smile her eyes began?

A poor life this if, full of care,
We have no time to stand and stare.

Re: Leisure
Posted by: StephenFryer (
Date: August 09, 2003 07:57AM

Dunno, Henry. Center Parcs bottle it and sell it as holidays though.


Re: Seven Deadly Sins
Posted by: Julia33 (203.98.50.---)
Date: August 10, 2003 05:40PM

Ahem - "silliness" is a bit harsh! Catholic doctrine is as relevant to Catholics as the Bible is to Protestants . . . a smidgen of respect, please! smiling smiley

Re: Seven Deadly Sins
Posted by: Linda (
Date: August 10, 2003 06:06PM

Catholics take note of the Bible as well, they just recognise the continuing influence of the Holy Spirit through time.

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