Seven Deadly Sins

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Lust

“The acts of the flesh are obvious: sexual immorality, impurity and debauchery” -Galatians, 5: 19.

Speaking of lustful sins we generally refer to any kind of excess, the uncontrolled desire for the uncleanness and fornication and lasciviousness. Lust drives us to see people as objects. Objects for our own pleasure and gratification.

The intense wanting for someone and something to fulfill our emotions. Beyond the simple notion of sexual perversion, Lust can assume different forms such as love, money or power.

The Poison Tongues in lust transfigured. It’s selfish properties assume the mask of love to obtain the pleasure for itself by draining the other half for its own good. The person objectified can be used to satisfy different appetites, some of them away from the fleshly delights (delectatio carnis).

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Gluttony

“Gluttony turned Adam out of Paradise, gluttony it was that drew down the delugeat the time of Noah.” -Ezech

Gluttony is immoderation in food and denotes, not any desire of eating and drinking, but an inordinate desire. The pleasure of eat and drink is far beyond the ordinary need, like a dependency, it consumes our souls, keeping our bodies addicted and destroying them.

The Harpy Queen is always ravenously hungry. The harpies knew for stealing food from the humans, weakening  their bodies and turning them into easy prey for their predatory mouths. 
The human corpses were devoured till the bones so the harpies could carry their souls to the underworld with less weight. That way they were able to transport more souls in their claws. 

As the Queen of the Harpies, this character never satisfies her vicious hunger. She is always looking for a hunt on exquisite individuals to slow down her luxurious wishes. In harder times she will look for every single creature she finds. Like a curse, the Gluttony does not allow her to eat less than excessive. 

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Greed

“Whoever loves money will never have enough money. Whoever loves luxury will not be content with abundance. “ -Ecclesiastes 5:10

The rapacious desire for the material objects is called Greed. The most common form of Greed is the excessive attraction for money or precious items.  The sin itself is one of the most reprehensible sins of all, since it leads to other faults such as theft and robbery, lies, violence, trickery or manipulation in different ways.

The unstoppable search for power and money releases the human monstrosity which is the cause of ruin of many empires. The despise of the human life to the detriment of an illusionary power is a very common characteristic of misers. 

The treachery in Dallas digs up some conspiracy theories involving the death of Kennedy and politics. Politics are the perfect context to increase the power and influence of the individuals and promote our tendencies for corruption and greed. From the war in Vietnam, the presidency of Lyndon B. Johnson, etc. Most of these conspiracy theories are related to greedy ambitions.

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Wrath

“Anger does not listen perfectly to reason” -Dionysius the Areopagite

For Wrath we understand the uncontrolled feelings of anger or rage. As a fire from within, the Wrath conduces to violence or hatred. 

Sometimes, the excesses of the sin embrace its aggressive attributes in search of some kind of revenge. This blindness pursues takes control of ourselves, blurring our rational part and releasing our animalistic facet. The beast will hurt everyone at its passage and incite us to act in a way we usually regret. Wrathful people will become “slave to themselves”. 

The second coming of Rasputin brings back a vengeful man, looking for the ones that betray him. The violence of his death sets up a fire so great that the Hell couldn’t hold him. He woke up with the dark purpose that guides the hand to murder – Revenge. 

Rasputin’s only ambition in his return is to scythe the life of everyone involved in his death, from the small pawn to the bigger queen. He has no attachment to this world, no beloved ones. His limbs are moved by the fire of wrath. Like a wildfire, the Sulphuric Rasputin will devastate everything to find his targets. Only their blood can mild his fervent spirit. 

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Pride

“Pride is so called because a man thereby aims higher than he is. A man is said to be proud, because he wishes to appear above (super) what he really is. For he who wishes to overstep beyond what he is, is proud. “ -Thomas Aquinas, Summa Theologiae

This particular sin is considered one of the most serious sins and corrupts selfishness and the ego,  “putting of one’s own desires, urges, wants, and whims before the welfare of other people”. In some cases we observe and excessive admiration of self, a belief that one is superior and more important than others. This obsession might chain us in different levels, such as physical, intellectual or even spiritual. Pride was also the sin of Satan, which had the daring to compare himself to God.

The Perfect Day at Disneyland portrays the prideful ones on top of the other people. Their futility and stupidity of Ego crowned themselves as kings of Disneyland, symbol of immaturity. 

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Envy

“Do not overrate what you have received, nor envy others He who envies others does not achieve peace” -Buddha

According to Old Testament, the first murderous event in history of humanity occurred because of an envious response. Cain stayed his brother, Abel because God favoured Abel’s sacrifice over Cain’s.

Envy could be described as “a sad or resentful covetousness towards the traits or possessions of someone else.” Some variants of envy in its malevolent form describe a kind of people who has joy at another’s misfortune and people who is driven to hatred by its envious condition. This behaviour causes us a sort of unmotivated sorrow, sucking us for this emotional negativity.  

The Vicious Court speaks about the eyes that envy what they see – “the evil eye”. The concept behind the Evil Eye is sometimes related to a jealous feeling so strong that can cause bad luck to the target. In Dante’s Purgatorio, the sinners of Envy have their eyes sewn with wire so they can’t be tempted.

The snake with the cross of Bones represents Satan, which as jealous of God. He wanted to be exalted as God was. Incapable to react against him, Satan redirects its attempts against God’s creations, Adam and Eve. 

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Sloth

“Slothfulness casts into a deep sleep, and an idle person will suffer hunger.” -Proverbs 19:15

The lack of interest and incapability do act are the most common results of slothful behaviours. In more severe cases, the negligence and cowardice affect not only ourselves but also to the other people around us. For that reason, the passivity of Sloth is considered a deadly sin and a cancer of the soul. 

The Love and Alienation is a chain for our actions and keep ourselves into a cycle of redundancy. This cycle represents some kind of dark sorrow which is the cause of the inertia and indifference to the world. The sloppy care of ourselves may drag us to some kind of self-destruction. 

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